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I just came across the donation page on the website of the Grantville Action Group, the group fighting redevelopment in Grantville. The group’s raising money for its legal challenge to the settlement. I found a couple of these donor categories funny, though some appear to need a run through the spell-check:

$1,000 and above – Neighborhood Patriot
$500 – Eminant Domain Warrior
$250 – Civic Activist
$100 – Community Rabble Rouser
$50 – General Malcontent
$20 – Too many Casues to Fight at Once
$10 – Improving Downtown Improves Grantville How?
$5 – Why did they put the trolly stop all the way over there?
$1 – Just Don’t Like Madaffer

Lots has been happening on this Grantville situation, starting with the settlement struck this summer to allow redevelopment to go forward. It’s a complicated series of financial transfers that will send Grantville redevelopment revenue downtown for trolley improvements and downtown money to the county for developing land at the Embarcadero.

This week, the Attorney General Jerry Brown’s office responded to Sen. Chris Kehoe’s letter requesting an investigation into the settlement. The AG concluded that the settlement wasn’t illegal and that its maneuvers seemed technically permissible. Kehoe said she’d introduce a bill to halt any future maneuvers like the ones that gave us this Grantville settlement.

KELLY BENNETT

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