On June 30, 2011, Governor Brown signed SB 87, the main budget bill containing the FY 2011-12 State Budget. Additionally, he signed a number of budget trailer bills, including ABX1 26, the redevelopment elimination bill, and ABX1 27, the bill that allows redevelopment agencies to “opt in” to a new system but force them to make $1.7 billion in payments next year to stay alive.
ABX1 26 and ABX1 27 become effective immediately upon being signed by the Governor. RDAs can not enter into any new agreements until they have enacted an ordinance committing to make the payments as required by ABX1 27.
- September 9, 2011: the state must file its brief
- September 24, 2011: CRA and the League must file their response to the State’s filing
- September 30, 2011: Amicus curiae briefs must be filed with the court
- October 7, 2011: Replies to individual amicus briefs must be filed
The court states it does not anticipate extending any of these deadlines and intends to set a hearing for oral arguments before the end of the year.
- Legislation that deals with proportionate funding. This will ensure that schools, special districts and RDAs don’t get all the money.
- Legislation that could extend the life of RDAs who meet certain public policy goals such as SB 375 or job creation goals
- Legislation that protects affordable housing and ensures that housing money that has been taken is paid back by 2016.
- Legislation that deals with ensuring no new barriers to infill building have been created.