Originally an anti-stadium advocacy group, Santa Clara Plays Fair is growing into a prominent city watchdog for other city issues. They’ve earned respect of city leaders and local media.
In January, the California Supreme Court upheld a law disbanding local redevelopment agencies and remanding their funds to the state. The ruling shot holes through Milpitas’ entire city budget.
Many local community assets, such as the San Jose Stage Company, have lost government funding with the end of California’s redevelopment agencies. Now the company is lobbying to remain in its current location.
Sunnyvale Town Center sits partially completed on 36-acres of prime downtown real estate. No one bid an a foreclosure auction Wednesday, worrying residents.
Affordable housing is already at a premium in Redwood City. Housing advocates fear Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans to eliminate redevelopment agencies will make it even more scarce.