California’s Redevelopment Agencies gave us 50-years of hellish autocentric development, all subsidized by the taxpayer. That is, until Governor Brown had them killed in last year’s Legislative session.
Governor Brown needs to sign Senate Bill 1156. SB 1156 gives local governments a way to finance the projects and plans mandated by S.B. 375, save Californians money and help stop global warming. For example, projects within a “transit priority area” that received different benefits, approvals and government funds would have to be within a half-mile of a transit stop.
And for those naive enough to think SB-1156 will provide safeguards to ensure walkable communities: note that the only parking requirement in the bill is for parking to make up no more than one-half the project area.