Redevelopment Agencies History & Current Status

The state's attempts to abolish redevelopment agencies through Proposition 22 have raised important issues including:
  • Loss of permanent jobs
  • Loss of a key local government tool for meeting state environmental land use objectives
  • Loss of one of the state's leading tools for building workforce housing
Throughout their history, Menlo Park's RDA and other RDAs throughout the state have created jobs and expanded business opportunities, provided housing for families most in need, helped reduce crime, improved infrastructure and public works, and supported cleanup of environmentally-threatened and rundown areas. For more information about the history of RDAs in Menlo Park and California and the impacts of the loss of redevelopment agencies, check out the documents below.