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Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles reports and publications 7037
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Description
Created in 1948, the Community Redeveloment Agency of the City of Los Angeles was dedicated to revitalizing, refurbishing, and renewing economically depressed areas of Los Angeles. As an independent agency, the CRA existed until the 2011 Budget Act, signed into law on June 28, 2011, dissolved over 400 redevelopment agencies (RDAs), including the CRA. The contents of this collection include, but are not limited to, development plans, research, correspondence and public relations materials related to the CRA's operations. The research materials included in this collection are generally oriented around specific redevelopment projects that were proposed to benefit individual neighborhoods or populations. These materials include studies on transportation (mass transit use, bike use, parking studies), homeless populations, living wage statistics, etc.
Background
Created in 1948, the Community Redeveloment Agency of the City of Los Angeles was dedicated to revitalizing, refurbishing, and renewing economically depressed areas of Los Angeles. As an independent agency, the CRA existed until the 2011 Budget Act, signed into law on June 28, 2011, dissolved over 400 redevelopment agencies (RDAs), including the CRA. Before the elimination of RDAs, $5 billion per year in local property taxes were diverted to these agencies to fund redevelopment projects and research. Since the dissolution of RDAs, these property tax funds are again used locally for public services.
Extent
38 Linear Feet 38 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.