Riggs is executive director of the San Diego Housing Federation, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the creation and preservation of affordable housing. Ruff is director of the San Diego Program for the Corporation for Supportive Housing, a national organization working to advance housing solutions for vulnerable populations.
In the months after Gov. Jerry Brown proposed to dissolve California’s redevelopment agencies, he spoke frequently of his desire to return control to local communities. Nearly two years later, the governor is considering a bill that would do just that.