Forty-nine-year-old Darlene Gonzalez is a Mountain View resident being forced to leave her home of 35 years, as developers look to transform the land on her street into 18 new row houses.
With new management, the Mermaid Inn Motel in Menlo Park has conditional approval from the Planing Commission for a major renovation. But some commissioners are still concerned about the aesthetics.
Residents of a Palo Alto mobile home park are worried that the property might be sold and the land rezoned to make way for more expensive housing.
Menlo Park is counting on a proposed hotel tax increase to fix the city budget, but opponents say it will only hurt the economy.
With the end of redevelopment agencies, schools expected to see more money come their way. But cities must first bay of redevelopment debts, which, in San Jose could take more than 20 years.
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.
The California Supreme Court upheld a bill that lets the state get rid of redevelopment agencies, putting projects in cities at risk.
Redevelopment funds helped transform Redwood City’s downtown. But after Gov. Brown’s proposal to ax redevelopment agencies, future improvements are in the hands of the California Supreme Court.