Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/13/2012 05:40:59 PM PDT
The Victor Valley Economic Development Authority (VVEDA) has sued the state, alleging a new state law that dissolved California’s roughly 400 redevelopment agencies does not apply to VVEDA because it is not a redevelopment agency.
VVEDA filed the lawsuit in the state Supreme Court on Thursday, challenging the applicability of Assembly Bill x126, known as the “Dissolution Bill,” which shuttered redevelopment agencies up and down California.
The bill was approved by the Legislature last year and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on June 28.
The law was challenged in court by the California Redevelopment Association (CRA) and the League of California Cities based on constitutional grounds. The state Supreme Court upheld the law in December.
“VVDEA is filing its lawsuit based on grounds not included in the CRA complaint and raises question as to the applicability of A.B. x1 26 to VVEDA as VVEDA is not a redevelopment agency,” said Keith Metzler, executive director of the VVEDA, in a statement Friday.
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