In his effort to eliminate redevelopment in California, Gov. Jerry Brown has pitted developers against schools. He’s argued that the state doesn’t have enough money to subsidize both, and as it stands, his plan directs billions of would-be redevelopment dollars to education.
Yet few local school districts have rallied for redevelopment’s demise. Ask school systems from San Diego to Coronado to Los Angeles about the idea and they tend to be cautious or silent — hardly the reaction you might expect for one key part of a plan to lessen budget cuts at schools statewide.