What is "redevelopment"?
The State of California adopted the Community Redevelopment Law, contained in the State Health and Safety Code, in 1951. The purpose of the State's action was to give communities a financial tool that allows cities, counties, and private enterprise to work together to implement the goals and objectives of the community's General Plan through the prevention or elimination of urban decay. Currently, over 385 California cities operate redevelopment programs. It is the only program of economic development within the state and local government. A community, such as Fontana, uses redevelopment as a key financial tool to bring new life in carefully defined areas of the City that need rehabilitation or stimulation. The word redevelopment literally means the process of planning and financing as well as the development, clearance, reconstruction, or rehabilitation (or any combination of these), of all or a part of a defined project area.

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1. What is "redevelopment"?
2. Does Fontana have a Redevelopment Agency? When was it formed?
3. What is the business of the Fontana Redevelopment Agency?
4. What is the benefit of being in a redevelopment project area?
5. What is blight?
6. What is a redevelopment plan?
7. What is a project area?
8. Why does Fontana have redevelopment projects?
9. How does the Fontana Redevelopment Agency secure funds?
10. Will property taxes be raised because of redevelopment?
11. Does the Fontana Redevelopment Agency have the power of eminent domain (condemnation of property)?
12. What is relocation?
13. If a property owner decides to sell property to the Redevelopment Agency, who determines the selling price?
14. How are the city / county and other taxing agencies affected by property tax revenue lost to the Redevelopment Agency?