In 1945, the State of California enacted the Community Redevelopment Act in response to the blight and decay spreading in U.S. cities. The Act gave cities and counties in the State of California the authority to create redevelopment agencies which would address those issues of blight and decay. In 1951, the Community Redevelopment Act was codified and added to the Health and Safety Code and renamed the California Redevelopment Law.
As of 2011, the Victorville Redevelopment Agency had assisted in bringing over 4,000 jobs to our city. Major Victorville RDA projects include assisting with the Costco expansion, increasing retail options at Desert Plazas and bringing over 2,000 jobs to SCLA.
As a result of its work, the Victorville RDA has received recognition and awards for its work from renowned organizations such as the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) and the California Redevelopment Association (CRA).