It doesn’t sound like Gov. Jerry Brown bowed or budged Wednesday when meeting with a delegation of mayors from California’s biggest cities to talk about the proposed elimination of redevelopment agencies.
At a press conference after he met with the nine mayors, which included San Jose’s Chuck Reed as well as San Francisco’s Edwin Lee and Oakland’s Jean Quan, Brown had a clear message, according to the LA Times: “If not you, who?”
The proposed budget would redirect $1.7 billion that currently goes from the state to more than 400 redevelopment agencies across California, effectively shutting down all RDAs in the state.
Brown added in his remarks that the mayors might as well get in line when it comes to displeasure over the budget for 2011-12.