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Previewing the Redevelopment Discussion


Friday, March 25, 2011

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What don't people know about redevelopment and affordable housing that they should know?
Erik: Much of what is counted as economic development is simply the shifting of jobs serving the local market (retail, entertainment). These services would still be consumed, just perhaps not downtown.
Redevelopment really is a debate between the kind of California we want — a low-wage California (with perhaps lower unemployment) or a higher-wage California (but where admittedly there will be many Californians that may not find opportunities given lower educational attainment).