Jan. 11, 2013
Issue #5

Editor's Note

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Cities Look to the Sacramento County Superior Court for Relief from State Redevelopment Money Grab

The Sacramento County Superior Court has been flooded since last summer with challenges to AB 1484 (2012), the redevelopment agency dissolution implementation bill, including the case filed by the League of California Cities. As of Jan. 7, 42 cases had been filed with approximately 15 of those already being resolved with mixed results in the adjudicated cases. The vast majority, 36, of the cases filed were by cities and local agencies. The remainder were filed by private entities. It’s important to note that more than half of the cases that have been filed involve challenges to July 2012 true-up payments or issues involving recognized obligation payment schedules (ROPS).

Key words: Economic Development, Redevelopment, Legal Updates, Revenue and Taxation, Municipal Finance


California Attorney General Sends Notice of Class Action Lawsuit Settlement in Case Involving Purchase of LCD Screens

The California Attorney General on behalf of a class including cities, counties, school districts and special districts, sued Chunghwa Picture Tubes, LTD for over charging resulting from a price fixing conspiracy for LCD screens found in various electronics including televisions, computer monitors and laptops purchased between 1996 and 2006. Plaintiff class members must request to opt-out of the settlement class by March 8, 2013. A fairness hearing will take place on April 9, 2013 in San Francisco Superior Court, Department 304.

Key words: Legal Updates, Technology


NLC Offers Economic Gardening Webinar on Jan. 22

The National League of Cities (NLC) is offering an informational webinar on economic development that will explore the concept of Economic Gardening.

Key words: NLC, Economic Development, Meetings and Events

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