The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday morning that the state can eliminate local redevelopment agencies that subsidize construction projects in cities across California.
The ruling is a huge win for Gov. Jerry Brown and Sacramento lawmakers who axed redevelopment in June as part of an effort to close a multi-billion dollar state budget deficit. On the other end of spectrum: cities like San Diego that were counting on redevelopment dollars to help pay for a range of projects, including a new stadium for the San Diego Chargers.
The court’s decision drew swift reaction from politicians, pundits and members of the media. Here are links to some of the stories from across San Diego and elsewhere: