California Watch: Big money for some redevelopment officials

As the state’s redevelopment agencies face being shut down under Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent budget proposal, the six-figure salaries some agency employees take home could come under increased scrutiny.

The state’s 400 redevelopment agencies are under intense public pressure to prove that they should continue to receive roughly $5 billion per year in property taxes to address blight. Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed eliminating the agencies to help close California’s $25 billion budget gap . . . Some redevelopment officials earn big money | California Watch.