Calif. says no $12M to move migrant encampment

Local officials looking to move migrant farm workers from a squalid encampment of trailers on tribal land say they need another $12 million to complete the relocation, but the state says a lapsed deadline means that money now belongs to all of California, newspapers reported Saturday.

Riverside County officials believed they would have the $12 million to buy the dwellings in the considerably safer and cleaner Mountain View Estates mobile home park in the same area near Thermal. But state officials said because the mobile home contracts weren’t actually finalized until January, about six months after the dissolution of all the local redevelopment agencies in the state, the money reverts to California.

Silicon Valley Mercury News

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