Sneaky transfer of redevelopment money exposed in Los Angeles

A community activist has filed a complaint with the Los Angeles District Attorney alleging that in its haste to protect redevelopment money under siege by Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget cuts, the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) failed to comply with California’s open meeting law, the Brown Act.

The activist followed the complaint with a letter asking the CRA for a “cure and correct” action that put an end to the agency’s intent to move almost a billion dollars to the City Council and then to a “shell entity” to keep the money from being spent on such essentials as schools, fire, police and ambulance. -db

From a commentary in the LA Weekly, February 10, 22011, by Simone Wilson.

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