Jerry Hill drops AB650

By on Mon, June 22, 2009

AB650, the bill to give Half Moon Bay some assistance with the settlement it agreed to pay developer Chop Keenan, is officially dead. The bill’s sponsor, Assembly member Jerry Hill, say he will no longer pursue passage of the bill.

"Unfortunately, the collective actions of the City Council last week and the recent announcement that the city would not file for bankruptcy, coupled with the $20 billion state budget deficit impacted the willingness of my legislative colleagues to support AB 650," said the bill’s sponsor, Assembly member Jerry Hill.

At last week’s city council meeting, the city council agreed to a $15 million bond to pay the settlement, and raised the salaries of several key city employees.