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Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 6:40 am, Wed Oct 20, 2010.

Proposition 22 is a real sleeper. Those who favor it rarely mention that redevelopment is part of the constitutional amendment. It is like the gorilla in the room.

Assemblyman Chuck DeVore puts it in perspective. "Initially, I was in favor of this initiative, as I thought it dealt solely with protecting local funds from raids by Sacramento. As I studied it I discovered otherwise. Prop. 22 is really about protecting often abusing redevelopment agencies from Sacramento. Redevelopment agencies use eminent domain to take property from one private owner and give it to another. They are legally state, not local, agencies and they have been diverting ever larger chunks of local property tax revenue (now some 12 percent) away from local schools, fire departments and special districts."

The redevelopment lobby is a very powerful group of developers seeking their own enrichment at the expense of the taxpayer. "No" on Proposition 22.

Phyllis Roche

Lodi

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