Thursday Must Read: Brown Budget Plan to Face Lawsuits; Oakland Requests Gang Injunction Info

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1. Cities and redevelopment agencies indicated yesterday that they will sue Governor Jerry Brown to block his plan to eliminate redevelopment agencies and business enterprise zones, Capitol Weekly reports. “It (eliminating redevelopment agencies) is another gimmick that will likely result in extensive litigation,” John Shirey, executive director of the California Redevelopment Association, said in a written statement. Brown wants to kill redevelopment agencies and then use their tax revenues to help fill the state’s $28 billion budget hole. But the League of California Cities maintains that the governor’s proposal runs afoul of Prop 22, a statewide initiative approved by voters in November. Under Proposition 22, “the state can’t directly or indirectly do this,” said Dwight Stenbakken, the deputy executive director of the League of California Cities.

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