Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What's the value of local redevelopment agencies?

On the next Your Call, we'll talk about how redevelopment agencies work and whether they should be saved. Governor Jerry Brown's proposal would eliminate funds for redevelopment agencies which are responsible for improving blighted areas. The plan would take billions of dollars out of city coffers and send it to school districts, counties, and the state. So what's at stake if we lose these agencies? Join us live at 10 or send us an email at feedback@yourcallradio.org. What's an example of urban redevelopment you've seen? How did it change the neighborhood? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Jean Quan, mayor of Oakland

Gabriel Metcalf, executive director of SPUR

Richard Walker, professor of Geography and co-director of Global Metropolitan Studies at UC Berkeley

Amy Neches, manager of project area planning and development for the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency

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