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    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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      Written by Liam Dillon

      Liam Dillon is senior reporter and assistant editor for Voice of San Diego. He leads VOSD’s investigations and writes about how regular people interact with local government. What should he write about next? Please contact him directly at liam.dillon@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.550.5663.

      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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