I could barely make out the words uttered from the man seated several rows behind me at Walnut City Hall.
“Corporate welfare,” I finally heard him say.
The two words were spoken just as Walnut City Councilman Tony Cartagena discussed a recent meeting with the Contract Cities Association on the topic of redevelopment.
The governor and the Legislature approved a measure wiping out all redevelopment agencies in the state. That means all 88 cities in Los Angeles County must end their redevelopment practices by Feb. 1 unless a bill by local state Sen. Ed Hernandez that gives cities until April gets approved.
Either way, the outcome is the same. Redevelopment will end. Period.
Read more in Steve Scauzillo’s story: Redevelopment