The Madera Redevelopment Agency is no more, thanks to the California Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown, who enacted legislation to send the state’s RDAs into bureaucratic purgatory.
The legislation also is meant to siphon off tax money the RDAs generated and send it to Sacramento.
However, many of the functions of Madera’s RDA remain intact, as was evident Wednesday when the City Council tried on its role as successor agency to the RDA by enacting regulations to conform Madera’s RDA to state rules.
One of the first orders of business was setting up an oversight board to make sure the City Council, as successor agency to the RDA, follows the new rules. This seven-member board will be populated by individuals appointed by the boards and councils of taxing agencies in the county...