A state money grab that's popular

A state money grab that's popular

There are 9 comments on the Press-Telegram story from Feb 20, 2011, titled A state money grab that's popular. In it, Press-Telegram reports that:

A recent opinion poll shows that two-thirds of Californians are on Jerry Brown's side when it comes to his controversial plan to raid cities' redevelopment funds.

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bravo

United States

#1 Feb 23, 2011
I think citizens of this state have grown to despise their local governments so much that any kind of hit against their local city council, particularly in this case where they are likely engaged in outright fraud, if not willful incompetence, brightens their day.

I, for one, am for just about any measure that might make the acids in Mayor Foster's gut turn against him.
Huh

Clearlake, CA

#2 Feb 23, 2011
Jerry and the Democrats are not liking local governments keeping local tax revenue local by using redevelopement. They want the money in Sacramento. That is what this is all about, pure and simple, the state grabbing for money.
$26,000,000,000.00 calif. state budget deficit.........Duh.
I do find it amazing that people like Lockyer are making redevelopement sound like the end of the world in order to justify the state's money grab.
ctj

AOL

#3 Feb 23, 2011
ctj

AOL

#4 Feb 23, 2011
Middle of the road

Rancho Cordova, CA

#5 Feb 23, 2011
Huh wrote:
Jerry and the Democrats are not liking local governments keeping local tax revenue local by using redevelopement. They want the money in Sacramento. That is what this is all about, pure and simple, the state grabbing for money.
$26,000,000,000.00 calif. state budget deficit.........Duh.
I do find it amazing that people like Lockyer are making redevelopement sound like the end of the world in order to justify the state's money grab.
It's not a money grab, it's stopping locals from taking peoples tax dollars who don't live anywhere near the "redevelopment areas" and are now required to make up the short -fall for local education funds that the redevelopment areas cause.
ctj

AOL

#6 Feb 23, 2011
We are the children, the last generation, we are the one's you left behind....da..da,da,da,da...da ,da,da,da,da,da. enjoy
p johnson

AOL

#7 Feb 24, 2011
It would be nice to have the money for everybody.
Huh

Clearlake, CA

#8 Feb 24, 2011
Middle of the road wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not a money grab, it's stopping locals from taking peoples tax dollars who don't live anywhere near the "redevelopment areas" and are now required to make up the short -fall for local education funds that the redevelopment areas cause.
It is a money grab pure and simple. You are a liar trying to hold onto your fat pension. lotsa luck.

Brown's budget proposal calls for complete dissolution of all redevelopment agencies in the State of California, with the state redirecting funds previously intended for redevelopment to other state obligations, primarily education. Redevelopment agencies would still receive their share of tax dollars to pay off existing debt, but beyond that details of the cut remain in flux.
“It is one of the few tools that local agencies have in terms of financing mechanisms for community improvements,” McNally-Dial said.“We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.”
Huh

Clearlake, CA

#9 Feb 24, 2011
"Will Brown win the showdown? He's sure going to need help, and who knows, maybe the cavalry will show up in time – the cavalry being the California Teachers Association, California Professional Firefighters and other powerful public employee unions."

There is only one reason why these public employee union thugs are getting involved.
They want the tax revenue for their salaries/pensions.......Duh.

a money grab, pure and simple.

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