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Is this really "community redevelopment"?

While old-school scribes run flack for community redevelopment, some other scribes are starting to get a handle on what has been happening at community redevelopment agencies across the State.

Here's Timm Herdt in Ventura County Star:
The owner, Seaview Apartments LLC of Westlake Village, last year paid $93,530 in property taxes. Of that, about $8,000 went toward special assessments, such as paying off voter-approved school-construction bonds. All of the rest — $85,298.12 — went to a single government entity: the Port Hueneme Redevelopment Agency.

Not a penny went to the schools the tenants’ children attend. Not a nickel to the city that employs the police officers who patrol the streets. Not a dime to the county that runs the health clinic three miles away. Not a dollar to the fire district that responds to 911 calls....

There are many such tales to be told in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, even Oakland; it's only a matter of telling.