Future of San Juan's Redevelopment Agency up in the Air

The San Juan Capistrano City Council and Redevelopment Agency meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

The future of San Juan Capistrano’s is likely to be discussed when the City Council meets Tuesday.

During what’s bound to be a shorter than usual meeting—there’s little on the agenda—the council will convene as the board of directors for the redevelopment agency. It’s slated to discuss sending a letter to the Legislature, urging lawmakers to oppose the elimination of redevelopment agencies across California.

The agenda was posted before the governor signed the fiscal year 2011-12 budget, which calls for their demise unless they send Sacramento some of their tax revenues to school districts and other local government agencies.

San Juan's when it was proposed as an alternative to Gov. Jerry Brown's earlier plan to wipe out the redevelopment agencies all together.

Redevelopment agencies use public money to improve blighted areas—usually via partnerships with private investors—thereby increasing land values and quality of life.

Of late, however, for being another layer of government that don't always yield successful results.

Also on San Juan's redevelopment agency Tuesday is an item to look at the .

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, 32400 Paseo Adelanto.


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