The state Legislature on Wednesday gutted redevelopment, the system responsible for three decades of San Diego’s big building aspirations and neighborhood revitalization attempts.
The decision throws just about every one of San Diego’s current and future plans into doubt.
It menaces the viability of major legacy projects, such as a new downtown Chargers stadium or expanded Convention Center, by pulling a large chunk of their funding. It messes with the city budget, passed last week in part by relying on redevelopment money to close a deficit. And it threatens the city’s plans to direct $4 billion future property tax dollars to projects over the next 35 years.