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8/29/2012

CRA 2.0

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

Los Angeles okays redevelopment agency replacement.

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Sam Lubell
Published: Aug 2012, The Architect's Newspaper

Construction in LA. Joss Rogers via Flickr.
With the shutdown of its Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) early this year, Los Angeles—like all California cities—finds itself without the usual financial tools aimed  at revitalizing communities and generating new revenue. However, LA won’t take it lying down.

The city is now in the process of building a new agency that would fulfill the same goals—without the accompanying allegations of inefficiency and corruption that plagued its almost 70-year-old predecessor [read more]

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