Norma Torres on Redevelopment Agencies

Ontario is one of the cities in our district that has redevelopment abuse issues, since the agencies may be on the chopping block due to the budget crisis, this recent update from the Assembly woman is worthy.

(Sacramento) – In the wake of the vigorous debate over the Governor’s proposal earlier this year to eliminate redevelopment agencies Assembly member Norma Torres (D-Pomona) produced legislation to insure the redevelopment agencies do not misuse their authority. Assembly Bill 1275 clarifies the general powers of a redevelopment agency. Specifically AB 1275 declares a redevelopment agency cannot delegate its obligation to make a decision, determination, or other action to a person. The legislation cleared the Assembly on a 78 to 0 vote. Here’s more from Assembly member Torres in this Assembly Access video.

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