California Supreme Court Upholds Legislature’s Abolition of Redevelopment Agencies

In case you missed this important decision before the new year, the California Supreme Court upheld state legislation that required the elimination of hundreds of community redevelopment agencies.  The savings from their elimination would be diverted to the state, school districts, and counties.  The agencies and other parties challenged the legislation under the California constitution, but lost because the court found the state’s power to reorganize sub-units of government to be paramount, per Hunter v. City of Pittsburgh.