ORDINANCE No. 785
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE AMENDED AND RESTATED REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA No. 3-1986, AMENDMENT No. 1, HOMELAND/GREEN ACRES SUB-AREA, TO ADD TERRITORY, AND TO EXTEND THE TIME LIMIT FOR INCURRING DEBT, AND FOR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE REDEVELOPMENT PLAN, FOR COLLECTING TAX INCREMENT, AND FOR COMMENCING EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEEDINDS.
WHEREAS, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors (the "Board of Supervisors") authorized the Redevelopment Agency for the County of Riverside (the "Agency") to commence studies for the amendment of the Redevelopment Plan for Redevelopment Project Area No. 3-1986 (the "Existing Project Area"), including the addition of territory thereto (the "Amendment Area") (together, the "Project Area") and extension of various time limits; and
WHEREAS, The Board of Supervisors has received from the Agency, the proposed Amended and Restated Redevelopment Plan for the Redevelopment Project Area No. 3-1986, Amendment No. 1, Homeland/ Green Acres Sub-Area (the "Redevelopment Plan") as approved by the Agency, a copy of which is on file with the Clerk of the Board, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, CA 92502, together with the report of the Agency prepared pursuant to Section 33352 of the California Health and Safety Code (the "Report to Board of Supervisors"), including the reasons for the selection of Amendment Area, and a discussion of certain other matters as set forth in Section 33352 of the California Health and Safety Code (the "Code") including an analysis of the physical and economic conditions existing in the Amendment Area, the proposed method of financing the redevelopment of the Amendment Area, a plan for the relocation of business owners and tenants who may be temporarily or permanently displaced under the Plan as amended, an analysis of the Preliminary Plan, the report and recommendations of the Planning Commission of the County of Riverside (the "Planning Commission"), the minutes of consultations with affected taxing agencies, the Final Environmental Impact Report on the Redevelopment Plan, and an implementation plan; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Commission has submitted to the Board of Supervisors of the County of Riverside its report and recommendations for approval of the Redevelopment Plan and its certification that the Redevelopment Plan conforms to the Riverside County Comprehensive General Plan; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors and the Agency held a joint public hearing on April 13, 1999, concerning the adoption of Redevelopment Plan and the certification of the final Environmental Impact Report on the Redevelopment Plan; and
WHEREAS, notice of the hearing was duly and regularly published in a newspaper of general circulation in the County of Riverside in accordance with Section 33361 of the California Health and Safety Code, and a copy of said notice and affidavit of publication are on file with the Clerk of the Board of the County of Riverside and Secretary of the Agency, and
WHEREAS, copies of the notice of joint public hearing were mailed by first class mail to the last known address of each assessee, as shown on the last equalized assessment roll of the County of Riverside, of each parcel of land in the Project Area, to each resident, and to each business as practicable; and
WHEREAS, each addressee in the Amendment Area was sent a statement, attached to the notice of joint public hearing, that properties will be subject to acquisition by condemnation under the provisions of the Redevelopment Plan; and
WHEREAS, copies of the notice of joint public hearing were mailed by certified mail with return receipt requested to the governing body of each taxing agency which receives taxes from property in the Project Area; and
WHEREAS, the Agency adopted a method for the relocation of persons and business who may be displaced as a result of carrying out redevelopment activities in accordance with the Redevelopment Plan on November 3, 1998, by Resolution No. RDA 98-20; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has knowledge of the continuing conditions in the Existing Project Area and the Amendment Area and of the continuing availability of suitable housing for the relocation of families and persons who may be displaced by redevelopment activities, and in light of such knowledge of local housing conditions, has carefully considered and reviewed such program for relocation; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has considered the report and recommendations of the Planning Commission, the report of the Agency, the Redevelopment Plan and its economic feasibility, the feasibility of the relocation program and the Environmental Impact Report, and has provided an opportunity for all persons to be heard and has received and considered all evidence and testimony presented for or against any and all aspects of the Redevelopment Plan; and
WHEREAS, the Agency and the Board of Supervisors have reviewed and considered the Final Environmental Impact Report for the Redevelopment Plan, prepared and submitted pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21151 and Health & Safety Code Section 33352, and certified the completion of said Environmental Impact Report on April 27, 1999, by Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 99-123.
NOW, THEREFOR, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors does ordain as follows:
The overriding objective of the Redevelopment Plan is to continue efforts at eliminating or alleviating conditions of blight by providing needed public improvements, assistance, for the development and rehabilitation of existing properties, the provision of low- and moderate-income housing and other activities authorized by the CRL. In doing such, the Agency intends to mitigate the effects of inadequate or obsolete design, irregularly shaped and inadequately sized lots, declining property values, and economic maladjustment in the Existing Project Area and Amendment Area. In eliminating these blighting conditions, this Redevelopment Plan will facilitate development as contemplated in the Riverside County Comprehensive General Plan.
The extension of time limits in the Existing Project Area for the effectiveness of the plans, for incurring debt, for collecting tax increment, and for commencing eminent domain proceeding will allow the Agency to continue the redevelopment activities that it has actively pursued since the adoption of the Existing Project Area in 1986.
The selection of the Amendment Area was generally based upon a desire to eliminate the conditions of blight caused by a number of different physical and economic factors in the Amendment Area. The following objectives are intended to achieve the redevelopment Plan's overall goals for the Amendment Area.
about the Homeland/ Green Acres Project Area.
3. To use the redevelopment process and power to promote redevelopment that is consistent with the County's Comprehensive General Plan and Zoning Ordinance.
4. To encourage the better utilization of real property, and a more efficient and
effective circulation system.
In implementing the above goals, the Agency expects to institute the following programs or activities:
The Board of Supervisors hereby finds and determines that:
Redevelopment Law. The Amendment Area is a blighted area pursuant to Section
33030 of the Community Redevelopment Law. These findings are based in part on
the research and facts contained in the Report to Board of Supervisors.
continuing elimination of blight in the Existing Project Area, would not reasonably
be expected to be accomplished by private enterprise acting alone without the aid and
assistance of the Agency. This finding is based in part upon the existence of
blighting influences in the Amendment Area and the on-going existence of blight in
the Existing Project Area, including, without limitation, the demonstrated lack of
private sector interest in redeveloping properties in the Project Area, structural
deficiencies and other indications of blight more fully enumerated in the Agency's
Report to Council, and the infeasibility due to cost of requiring individuals (by
means of assessments or otherwise) to eradicate or significantly alleviate existing
deficiencies in properties and facilities and the inability and inadequacy of other
governmental programs and financing mechanisms to eliminate the blighting
(l) The Redevelopment Plan, as amended, contains adequate safeguards so that the work
The Board of Supervisors is satisfied that permanent housing facilities will be available within three (3) years from the time occupants of the Amendment Area, if any, are displaced, and that pending the development of such permanent facilities, there will be available to any such displaced occupants temporary housing facilities at rents comparable to those in the County of Riverside at the time of their displacement.
The Board of Supervisors has considered written objections, if any to the Redevelopment Plan and all evidence and testimony for and against the adoption of the Redevelopment Plan. All written objections, if any, have been overruled.
That certain document entitled "Amended and Restated Redevelopment Plan for the Redevelopment Project Area No. 3-1986, Amendment No. 1, Homeland/ Green Acres Sub- Area", the maps contained therein and such other reports as are incorporated therein by reference, a copy of which is on file in the Office of the Clerk of the Board of the County of Riverside, having been duly reviewed and considered, is hereby incorporated in this Ordinance by reference and made a part hereof. The Redevelopment Plan is hereby designated, approved and adopted as the official "Amended and Restated Redevelopment Plan for the Home/ Green Acres Project Area".
In order to implement and facilitate the effectuation of the Redevelopment Plan as hereby approved, the Board of Supervisors hereby (a) pledges its cooperation in helping to carry out the Redevelopment Plan, (b) requests the various officals, departments, boards and agencies of County of Riverside having administrative responsibilities in the Amendment Area likewise to cooperate to such end and to exercise their respective functions and powers in a manner consistent with the redevelopment of the Amendment Area, (c) stands ready to consider and take appropriate action upon proposals and measures designed to effectuate the Redevelopment Plan, and (d) declares its intention to undertake and complete any proceeding necessary to be carried out by the County of Riverside under the provisions of the Redevelopment Plan.
The County Clerk of the Board is hereby directed to send a certified copy of this Ordinance to the Agency, whereupon the Agency is vested with the responsibility for carrying out the Redevelopment Plan.
The County Clerk of the Board is hereby directed to record with the County Recorder of Riverside County a description of the land within the Amendment Area a statement that proceedings for the redevelopment of the Amendment Area have been instituted under the Community Redevelopment Law.
The County Clerk is hereby directed to transmit a copy of the description and statement to be recorded by the County Clerk of the Board pursuant to Section 8 of this Ordinance, a copy of this Ordinance and map or plat indicating the boundaries of the Project Area, to the auditor and tax assessor of the County of Riverside, to the governing body of each of the taxing agencies which receives taxes from property in the Amendment Area and to the State Board of Equalization.
The Building Department of the County of Riverside is hereby directed for a period of two (2) years after the effective date of this Ordinance to advise all applicants for building permits within the Amendment Area that the site for which a building permit is sought for the construction of buildings or for other improvements is within a redevelopment project area.
This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect thirty (30) days from and after the date of final passage.
If any part of this Ordinance or the Redevelopment Plan which it approves is held to be invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of this Ordinance or of the Redevelopment Plan, or the Redevelopment Plane as it existed prior to adoption of this Ordinance, and the Board of Supervisors hereby declares it would have passed the remainder of this Ordinance or approved the remainder of the Redevelopment Plan if such invalid portion thereof had been deleted.
This Ordinance shall be introduced at least five (5) days prior to the Board of Supervisors meeting at which this Ordinance is to be adopted. The full text of this Ordinance shall be published and/or be posted as required by law in accordance with Government Code Section 36933.
PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED by the Riverside Board of Supervisors this 11th day of May 1999.