2009-2010 session

AB 2531 ( Fuentes )

Redevelopment: economic development.

An act to add and repeal Section 33131.5 of, and to add and repeal Article 10.5 (commencing with Section 33427) of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 24 of, the Health and Safety Code, relating to redevelopment.
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Enrolled Sept. 8, 2010
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Local program
Tax levy
Digest:  (1) The Community Redevelopment Law authorizes the establishment of redevelopment agencies in communities in order to address the effects of blight, as defined, in those communities and requires those agencies to prepare, or cause to be prepared, ... »More

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Location: Assembly Desk AssemblyDesk
Sept. 30, 2010
Vetoed by Governor.
Sept. 10, 2010
Enrolled and to the Governor at 3 p.m.
Sept. 8, 2010
 Version: Enrolled
Aug. 27, 2010
 Vote: Assembly Floor
Ayes: 50
Noes: 26
Abstain: 2
Aug. 27, 2010
Senate amendments concurred in. To enrollment. (Ayes 50. Noes 26. Page 6801.)
Aug. 24, 2010
Passed on file.
Aug. 13, 2010
Aug. 12, 2010
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 22
Noes: 13
Abstain: 3
Aug. 12, 2010
Read third time, passed, and to Assembly. (Ayes 22. Noes 13. Page 4488.)
Aug. 4, 2010
Read second time. To third reading.
Aug. 3, 2010
Read third time, amended. To second reading.
 Version: Amended Senate
Aug. 2, 2010
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
 Version: Amended Senate
July 15, 2010
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 3. Noes 2.) (June 30).
June 30, 2010
 Vote: Sen Local Government
Ayes: 3
Noes: 2
Abstain: 0
June 24, 2010
June 23, 2010
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on L. GOV.
 Version: Amended Senate
June 10, 2010
Referred to Com. on L. GOV.
June 3, 2010
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
June 2, 2010
 Vote: Assembly Floor
Ayes: 49
Noes: 25
Abstain: 5
June 2, 2010
Read third time, passed, and to Senate. (Ayes 49. Noes 25. Page 5488.)
May 29, 2010
May 28, 2010
Read second time. To third reading.
 Vote: Asm Appropriations
Ayes: 12
Noes: 5
Abstain: 0
May 19, 2010
In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
May 18, 2010
May 6, 2010
From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Re-referred. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (May 5).
May 5, 2010
 Vote: Asm Local Government
Ayes: 7
Noes: 0
Abstain: 2
May 4, 2010
May 3, 2010
Re-referred to Com. on L. GOV.
April 29, 2010
Read second time and amended.
 Version: Amended Assembly
April 28, 2010
From committee: Amend, do pass as amended, and re-refer to Com. on L. GOV. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (April 28).
 Vote: Asm Housing and Community Development
Ayes: 5
Noes: 0
Abstain: 4
April 27, 2010
April 21, 2010
Re-referred to Com. on H. & C.D.
April 20, 2010
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on H. & C.D. Read second time and amended.
 Version: Amended Assembly
April 6, 2010
In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.
April 5, 2010
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on H. & C.D. Read second time and amended.
March 18, 2010
Referred to Coms. on H. & C.D., L. GOV. and APPR.
Feb. 22, 2010
Read first time.
Feb. 21, 2010
From printer. May be heard in committee March 23.
Feb. 19, 2010
Introduced. To print.
 Version: Introduced
Headlines 1 - 8 (of 8):

California Redevelopment Agencies' Demise
LA Weekly, June 28, 2011
... nclude sturdy neighborhoods where diabetes, weight problems or lung ailments are at higher levels. AB 2531 was ghostwritten by CRA/L.A., introduced by state Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes and vetoed by then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Had that strange new definition of blight sur ...

Mid-Day Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Scene for Monday
Mayor Sam's Sister City weblog, Nov. 15, 2010
... verbally smacks the LA Weekly atricle on the "ghost authoring proclivities" of Assemblyman Felipe "AB 2531" Fuentes as "old news". The "Weekly of Record" retorts. A journalistic rumor making the rounds is that the "Old Gray Hag on Spring Street" and the "Daily Moldy Green Sheet", ...

State Senator Alex Padilla eyeing run for Mayor in 2013. ** Or is it Congress?
Mayor Sam's Sister City weblog, Nov. 13, 2010
... reigning over the Horseshoe? This in light of Fuentes fronting for Mayor Villaraigosa and CRA with AB 2531.Scary thought indeed. A contrary point of view from Daily News Writer Tony Castro: "Not Mayor Padilla, but Congressman Padilla".Your thoughts..............Scott Johnson in CD ...

LA Weekly on Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes: "The Worst Legislator in California"
Mayor Sam's Sister City weblog, Nov. 11, 2010
... ave in store? We can agree that no neighborhood, private property (remember his pushing of LA CRA's AB 2531?) or a golf course in Sunland-Tujunga, is safe from the ghost-authoring antics of Fuentes. But shady dealings and political backstabbing do have a price and what the ultimate ...

The Worst Legislator in California
LA Weekly, Nov. 10, 2010
... existing buildings to erect apartment complexes, hotels or office towers. It sounds pretty, but AB 2531 also had the potential to displace thousands of minority and poor L.A. residents — and wipe out huge swaths of nonblighted Los Angeles — through a land grab dis ...

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Monday
Mayor Sam's Sister City weblog, Sept. 27, 2010
... r, Felipe Fuentes and the Mayor are trying to pull a big scam on you and you need to act now.  AB 2531 is another one of those "LA only" bills that would allow the City's Community Redevelopment Agency to spend money outside its boundaries.  So far example funds from the ...

NEW: Capitol Mischief on Admission Day
CalWatchdog, Sept. 10, 2010
... e it absurdly easy for local officials to push through wasteful redevelopment deals. There’s AB2531, authored by Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, D-Sylmar, that would expand the justifications for officials to use redevelopment powers. The bill says that officials could start de ...

Legislative Bill Aims to Boost Job Creation, Promotes Green Development
California City News weblog, April 26, 2010
... e. CRA and the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA LA) have collaborated on amending AB 2531 (Fuentes) which will be heard before the Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee on April 28. This bill has the potential to act as both a short-term and long-term ...