ISSUES: Ft. Lauderdale CRA Under Fire, Again

Community Redevelopment Agencies, or CRAs, are created to alleviate slum & blight and provide affordable housing by using funds set aside from taxes. The goal is to revitalize neglected communities. But one Fort Lauderdale CRA has come under scrutiny, yet again, for what some are saying is a misuse of these dedicated funds by earmarking this money for transportation projects that were not included in the original plan, and ignoring affordable housing. Is this a manipulation of taxes?

William Gjebre, Florida Bulldog