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Sanders, big-city mayors set to meet with Gov. Brown

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Mayor Jerry Sanders and other big city mayors are scheduled to meet with Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday to express their opposition to a plan to phase-out redevelopment agencies.

The agencies are funded with a portion of the taxes generated by their projects, so the governor wants to abolish them and use that money to help local governments balance their budgets.

Sanders and other San Diego leaders credit redevelopment with revitalizing downtown and spurring private investment in aging neighborhoods.

San Diego City Councilman Kevin Faulconer said he doubts any money realized by closing the agencies would actually be returned to the cities, but instead disappear into the "black hole of Sacramento."

Sanders will meet the governor along with the mayors of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa; San Francisco, Edwin Lee; Sacramento, Kevin Johnson; Oakland, Jean Quan; Santa Ana, Miguel Pulido; San Jose, Chuck Reed; Fresno, Ashley Swearengin; and Anaheim, Tom Tait.

The mayors will also argue against plans to eliminate enterprise zones and restructure local services.

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