SAN FRANCISCO — California redevelopment agency proponents have filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court to block laws that would kill or drastically curtail the RDAs to fill a gap in the recently adopted budget.

The League of California Cities and the California Redevelopment Association, along with San Jose and Union City, said in the suit filed Monday afternoon that it is unconstitutional for the state to require the agencies to pay $1.7 billion this year or face the axe.

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