One day after the state Legislature gutted redevelopment, the system received another reprieve.

Gov. Jerry Brown unexpectedly vetoed the state budget Thursday morning, sending lawmakers back to find the billions of dollars needed to plug holes in the state’s books.

The redevelopment package was part of the budget, but passed as separate legislation. Capitol reporters have said that the Legislature has yet to send the redevelopment bills to the governor for his signature, but the leader of the state Senate said he assumed the governor would veto them, too.

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For now, that means redevelopment continues in its current form. But given Brown and the Legislature’s attitudes over the past six months, the system not only remains on the chopping block, but also is close to being chopped. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and nine other big city mayors continued to criticize the budget and the redevelopment legislation today as “an illegal and indefensible shakedown of our cities.”

I did an interview on redevelopment with NBC San Diego that’s expected to run during the 5 p.m. newscast.

Brown announced his budget veto on YouTube this morning. I laughed out loud at the beginning.

Please contact Liam Dillon directly at liam.dillon@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.550.5663 and follow him on Twitter: twitter.com/dillonliam.

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    16 comments
    christine mann
    christine mann subscriber

    And yurts are amazing. Darryl Hannah has several yurts on her property in Malibu that her friends live in. So if its good enough for millionares it should be good enough for low income folks. But try putting a yurt in your backyard here...the city will be on you so fast. Thus this affordable housing argument is a total farce.

    cma52572
    cma52572

    And yurts are amazing. Darryl Hannah has several yurts on her property in Malibu that her friends live in. So if its good enough for millionares it should be good enough for low income folks. But try putting a yurt in your backyard here...the city will be on you so fast. Thus this affordable housing argument is a total farce.

    Bob Gardner
    Bob Gardner subscriber

    How about if we spend the next 10 years repairing the infrastructure with redevelopment money and not build anything new.

    rgardne70
    rgardne70

    How about if we spend the next 10 years repairing the infrastructure with redevelopment money and not build anything new.

    bob gomez
    bob gomez subscriber

    Ironic we have to let 37,000 criminals out of jail. Pot smokers, hookers, 3 strike shoplifters, and old guy with college degrees and free prison health care courtesy of the dumb voters. Now if he can just figure out how to get those 19 caltrans workers who are watching the 1 caltrans worker back to work. Once I saw 17 watching one guy work. The 18th was in the cab of a truck sleeping. I will smile big when our redevelopment swindles are over. Cut JERRY CUT.

    cordedpoodle
    cordedpoodle

    Ironic we have to let 37,000 criminals out of jail. Pot smokers, hookers, 3 strike shoplifters, and old guy with college degrees and free prison health care courtesy of the dumb voters. Now if he can just figure out how to get those 19 caltrans workers who are watching the 1 caltrans worker back to work. Once I saw 17 watching one guy work. The 18th was in the cab of a truck sleeping. I will smile big when our redevelopment swindles are over. Cut JERRY CUT.

    Jim Abbott
    Jim Abbott subscribermember

    Ah, we don't really have budget issues in this state or city. If we really needed money, there'd be parking meters in La Jolla.

    Jim Abbott
    Jim Abbott

    Ah, we don't really have budget issues in this state or city. If we really needed money, there'd be parking meters in La Jolla.

    Richard Ross
    Richard Ross subscribermember

    HIP HIP HOORAY for Governor Brown. We need schools and teachers rather than free loader CCDC personnel and eminent domain.

    Activist
    Activist

    HIP HIP HOORAY for Governor Brown. We need schools and teachers rather than free loader CCDC personnel and eminent domain.

    John H Borja
    John H Borja subscriber

    Good for Jerry and California.

    kidscoach
    kidscoach

    Good for Jerry and California.


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