Economic Development Section

The attorneys in this section advise City staff on post-redevelopment issues that arose from the complex statutory scheme that dissolved redevelopment agencies as of February 2012. They advise the City as Successor Agency to the former Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego and the City as Successor Housing Entity, attend meetings of the Oversight Board, and work with staff to protect and preserve public assets and projects, such as the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan, the redevelopment of Horton Plaza, and numerous affordable housing projects. These lawyers also assist staff with the creation and funding of Maintenance Assessment Districts (MADs), Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), and the Tourism Marketing District (TMD). Further, they assist City staff with the issues and agreements involving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) funds.