Frequently Asked Questions

Where does redevelopment money come from? Is it federal money?

No. It is diverted from property taxes that would otherwise be used by local agencies, such as schools, counties and special districts.
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Are redevelopment agencies part of the city?

NO. It’s a separate agency that the city controls.

Are public agencies required to tell the truth?

NO. They are almost never under oath, and when they lie under oath, they never get caught — And they know it.

Eminent Domain: If the city receives a request from the Redevelopment Agency to inspect the property for appraisal:
Always let the appraisals happen — video tape and document everything!
Go to every hearing and put in writing your objections to have your property taken.