Scott Marks 4:26 p.m., May 21
The Grantville Action Group has challenged various redevelopment projects that the City claims should go forward, even with the abolition of redevelopment agencies. After that abolition, various cities created Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedules, made up of projects that they insisted should go forward because of previous legal commitments. But the worst-kept secret in the state is that many if not most projects on these lists should not qualify. Dr. Brian Peterson of Grantville, through lawyer Craig Sherman, today (April 25) protested to the Oversight Board for the City of San Diego, successor to the Redevelopment Agency (the city council), that a bunch of these projects should be rejected. Among the projects that don't belong on the list are City of San Diego debt, convention center cooperation agreement, ballpark cooperation agreement, various street agreements, a Grantville affordable housing plan based on expected tax increment that won't now eventuate, and numerous other projects. The Grantville Group argues, in effect, that these projects are ones the City hopes to do, but has no obligation to do.