The point of RDAs after the ww2 was to give state agencies the ability to address urban blight by offering state assistance and government backed financial incentives to stimulate development. TIF were allowed to be used in 1951- issuing bonds to spend on infrastructure, however very few RDAs and TIF were used in California state, however massively increased by 1998, little political or public accountability and oversight and projects grew in size as city governments worked with RDAs to max-out on development and the revenue streams it promised. RDAs kick-started economic development, revalorisation of commercial and residential project areas via RDAs, re-invigoration meant the city could restore/increased property values and occupancy levels, boosting total property tax revenues. The speculative activities of RDAs therefore became an important and normalised aspect to Californian municipal governance, as did the generation of debt, required a boyant economy to pay them down. included was a more general reliance on property tax revenues- producing more housing to increase the property tax base, proved effective in many Calfornian cities, supported more and more employment and property prices inflated to staggering levels.