California Tax Dollars Were Unfortunately Used To Support Political Retaliation.
The California state legislature has now made it harder to retaliate against one's political opponents using tax dollars. They finally listened to high tech companies including Innovation Institute. Although Innovation Institute would have required stronger ethic checks, versus pretty much dismantling the redevelopment agency all together.
With recent changes from the state legislature, it will be harder for city government cronies to use California tax dollars in less than fair ways. The loss of state redevelopment funds (while unfortunate) has a silver lining.
In the past, said redevelopment dollars were used to develop projects that pushed out businesses not holding to the local city's "party line". That is, if your thoughts were too innovative (read too threatening), they tried to push you out.
It is hard to believe some people in local government ignored the warnings from others in local government to cease and desist such ruinous activity. Details of the shell game are at www.PoliticalRetaliation.Com, www.PoliticalRetaliation.Net and www.PoliticalRetaliation.Org.
The biggest losers are today's unemployed tech savvy citizens who saw their clean California manufacturing jobs exported. For example, Solano County in the state senator Lois Wolk's voter district lost thousands of jobs this way.
Good news is people are standing up to the dog and pony show www.DogPonyShow.org clown game that diverted hundreds of millions of dollars to the pockets of the less than worthy. Billions were spent statewide.
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