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Redevelopment Roundup: Lawsuits Start Rolling In

Now that DOF has decided 240 redevelopment appeals, the next step shouldn't surprise anybody: The lawsuits are beginning to roll in:

Murietta sues over affordable housing, city loan

Murrieta has sued DOF over its decision to invalidate two payments one a $3 million payment to the city from the RDA and the second a $1.2 million payment to developers on an affordable housing project called Monte Vista

San Bernardino County sues to get loan repayment

San Bernardino has become the rare county to sue DOF, claiming money it provided to a redevelopment project as a loan should not be given to other taxing entities but, rather, repaid to the county.

El Cerrito settles DOF lawsuit, will skip "true-up" payment

El Cerrito has settled its lawsuit with DOF, which permitted the city to skip a $1.7 million "true-up" payment

Meanwhile ...

Oakland tries to cover $18.5 million in clawbacks

The city always used redevelopment funds aggressively to cover operating costs. Oakland claims 2,000 affordable housing units are at risk.