Redevelopment

Local 21-led Campaign Ensures Retirement Protections for former RDA Workers

12/04/2014

In 2012, Governor Brown eliminated all state Redevelopment Agencies. This had a huge impact on our members who work on some of the largest affordable housing and economic development projects in San Francisco. Redevelopment Agencies were state — not local — entities, so they generally made use of the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) to administer retirement health benefits. While some local cities also use CalPERS, San Francisco has its own Health System for retired public employees.

Postpone Dissolution of Redevelopment Agencies: SUPPORT SB 659

01/12/2012

Save Jobs, Affordable Housing and Economic Development

As you may know, the CA Supreme Court ruled that the measure to abolish redevelopment was legal and that the bill allowing redevelopment programs to continue in exchange for shifting millions of dollars to the state was unconstitutional. Worse, they ruled that redevelopment agencies should wind down their activities by February 1, just days from now.

CA Supreme Court to Hear Redevelopment Lawsuit Nov. 10

10/27/2011

The California Supreme Court will hear arguments Nov. 10 from 9-10am on the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of state lawmakers’ decision to divert $1.7 billion in redevelopment dollars this fiscal year to help balance the budget.

The suit was filed by the California Redevelopment Association and the League of California Cities.

Local 21 Makes Endorsements for November 2011 Election

10/04/2011

Election Day is just around the corner, and many voters will be receiving their vote-by-mail ballots soon. Local 21 is sending each member with a San Francisco or Oakland mailing address on file a palm card listing our Union's endorsements which you can take to the polls with you, or use to fill out your vote-by-mail ballot at home. See a complete list of Local 21 endorsements, or watch out for your palm card in the mail!

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Members Ratify Nine Month Contract Extension

06/29/2011

On June 21, Local 21 members at the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA) ratified a nine month contract extension. The contract included three additional furlough days, an agreement by the Agency to contract with Mercer, Inc. to complete a salary and compensation parity study, and an additional 60-days advance notice for layoffs.

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Members Meet with State Senator Mark Leno

02/09/2011

A delegation of business, labor and community leaders organized by Local 21 members met with State Senator Mark Leno (D-SF), Chair of the Senate Budget Committee.