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Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles reports and publications

 Collection
Identifier: 7037

Scope and Contents

These documents were donated by the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) after its dissolution in accordance with the 2011 Budget Act. The contents of this collection include, but are not limited to, development plans, research, correspondence and public relations materials related to the CRA's operations. The research materials included in this collection are generally oriented around specific redevelopment projects that were proposed to benefit individual neighborhoods or populations. These materials include studies on transportation (mass transit use, bike use, parking studies), homeless populations, living wage statistics, etc. Among the materials related to each individual project are plans and projected graphics and maps. Proposed and researched projects include Los Angeles Metro improvements, plans for solving the Skid Row homeless problem, Los Angeles River revitalization, and numerous construction projects for various downtown neighborhoods aimed at facilitating more public use while reducing congestion. Also among the documents are plans and studies from other cities, ostensibly used for comparative research.

Dates

  • 1957-2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Administrative History

Created in 1948, the Community Redeveloment Agency of the City of Los Angeles was dedicated to revitalizing, refurbishing, and renewing economically depressed areas of Los Angeles. As an independent agency, the CRA existed until the 2011 Budget Act, signed into law on June 28, 2011, dissolved over 400 redevelopment agencies (RDAs), including the CRA. Before the elimination of RDAs, $5 billion per year in local property taxes were diverted to these agencies to fund redevelopment projects and research. Since the dissolution of RDAs, these property tax funds are again used locally for public services.

Extent

38 Linear Feet (38 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Created in 1948, the Community Redeveloment Agency of the City of Los Angeles was dedicated to revitalizing, refurbishing, and renewing economically depressed areas of Los Angeles. As an independent agency, the CRA existed until the 2011 Budget Act, signed into law on June 28, 2011, dissolved over 400 redevelopment agencies (RDAs), including the CRA. The contents of this collection include, but are not limited to, development plans, research, correspondence and public relations materials related to the CRA's operations. The research materials included in this collection are generally oriented around specific redevelopment projects that were proposed to benefit individual neighborhoods or populations. These materials include studies on transportation (mass transit use, bike use, parking studies), homeless populations, living wage statistics, etc.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Community Redevelopment Agency to the Von KleidSmid Center Library; transferred to Special Collections May 25, 2016. The collection was assembled by Donald Spivack, adjunt professor in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, during his tenure as Deputy Chief of Operations and Policy for the CRA.
Title
Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles reports and publications
Status
Completed
Author
Laurel Schmuck
Date
2016 June
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020 September: Finding aid updated by Bo Doub: updated container locations and created new container records using container lists from a collections move by Backstage Library Works.

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States