My Sunday column revisits the depressing redevelopment issue, as the future of California's redevelopment agencies is argued in the state Supreme Court. The Democrats wanted to shut down the agencies for financial reasons. Republicans should have supported that move for other reasons (i.e., the agencies abuse eminent domain, run up debt, subsidize private developers, expand government planning bureaucracies, help pay for excessive pensions, etc.), but only a handful of them did the right thing. Here is my City Journal article on the subject. And here is my latest, which argues that the redevelopment situation shows why the California GOP is dying.
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