Community Redevelopment Agency

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Agencies under local government control which had the power to create and implement redevelopment plans of blighted urban areas. Community redevelopment agencies would declare an area blighted, allowing the city to claim control through eminent domain. The agency would then redevelop property throughout the area, financing projects through increased property tax revenues collected on the improved areas. A law passed in 2012 dissolved community redevelopment agencies in California.