Steven Greenhut: Redevelopment Ghosts Haunt the New Year


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California's 1940s-era urban-renewal program, known as "redevelopment," died an unexpected death in June 2011 when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law killing the agencies. But redevelopment's longtime critics have had a hard time celebrating their victory, writess Steven Greenhut, given the endless efforts to reanimate it.