May 21, 2015
Issue #51

Editor's Note

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Senate Budget Subcommittee Passes Redevelopment Proposal with Chair Expressing Concern with Problematic Provisions, Assembly Budget Subcommittee to Vote on Framework Today

Legislators heard the voice of California cities loud and clear yesterday as representatives from cities throughout California lined up to testify in opposition to the Department of Finance’s (DOF) redevelopment dissolution proposal in the May Budget Revise. Both the Senate Budget Subcommittee #4 on State Administration and the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #4 held hearings on Wednesday, May 20, to take up the revised redevelopment dissolution budget proposal for FY 2015-16. The Senate committee concluded its work on Wednesday, passing it, but the Assembly committee will not vote on the framework until today. The proposal is part of a larger omnibus local government budget trailer bill that contains other outstanding local government finance issues.

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