Study of redevelopment agencies skips San Francisco 

There has been much discussion in the last few weeks about the proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to eliminate local redevelopment agencies.

In San Francisco, such a move could impact the Hunters Point redevelopment and other projects to build affordable housing.

With the hubbub around the redevelopment agencies, it might be good news for some that California State Controller John Chiang announced Monday a review of redevelopment agencies.

The review, according to a release from Chiang, will “look at, among other things, how the RDAs define a ‘blighted’ area, whether they are appropriately paying for low- and moderate-income housing as required by law, whether they are accurately ‘passing through’ payments to schools within their community, and how much RDA officials, board members and employees are being compensated for their services.”

While the 18 agencies selected for the review may find out more of how they operate, people curious about the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency will just have to wait. The City was not included in the evaluation.

And if you still want to know just what the redevelopment agency does in San Francisco, you can read more here.

mbillings@sfexaminer.com

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