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Welcome to the Oversight Board

 

The Oversight Board for the City of San Diego Redevelopment Successor Agency (Oversight Board) was created pursuant to the state law that dissolved the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego (Former RDA), along with all 400 redevelopment agencies in California. Pursuant to Assembly Bill x1 26 (AB 26) the San Diego RDA was dissolved on February 1, 2012. 

The Oversight Board oversees the actions of the City of San Diego Redevelopment Successor Agency in winding down redevelopment pursuant to state law.  

For more information on the dissolution of redevelopment in California please click here:Background

 

Helpful Links

The following links are available on the State of California Department of Finance, Redevelopment Agency Dissolution web page, providing the full text of the Assembly Bills and Supreme Court Decision regarding redevelopment agencies:

Text of AB 26                                                                           

Text of AB 1484

Supreme Court Decision

       

Background

AB 26 and AB 27 were passed by the State Legislature on June 15, 2011, and signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on June 28, 2011. AB 26 immediately suspended all new redevelopment activity and dissolved all redevelopment agencies effective October 1, 2011. AB 27 established a voluntary alternative program whereby a redevelopment agency would be exempt from the dissolution measures of AB 26 if the legislative body were to enact an ordinance on or before October 1, 2011 to comply with the requirements of the "voluntary" payment program provided with AB 27. On August 1, 2011, the City and the Former RDA elected to "Opt-In" and to comply with the requirements of AB 27.

After redevelopment proponents filed litigation challenging AB 26 and AB 27 in July 2011, the California Supreme Court ("Court") issued a partial stay of those two bills on August 11, 2011 and further modified the stay on August 17, 2011. The modification expanded the operative provisions of AB 26 to include Sections 34167.5 through 34169.5, thereby activating provisions, including but not limited to, the requirement for redevelopment agencies to prepare and submit Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedules. These provisions applied even to jurisdictions like San Diego, who had earlier elected to Opt-In under AB 27.

The Former RDA prepared and adopted an original EOPS on September 13, 2011, and submitted the document to the State Controller, State Department of Finance, and the County Auditor Controller pursuant to AB 26, specifically Health and Safety Code Section 34169(g). At the time the Former RDA prepared the EOPS it was anticipated that the Opt-In provisions of AB 27 would remain in effect or that both AB 26 and AB 27 would be struck down. In compliance with AB 26, the original EOPS included payment schedules for the months September through December 2011.

The Court's final opinion, issued on December 29,2011, upheld AB 26, invalidated AB 27, and concluded that AB 26 could be enforced independently from AB 27. The Court's opinion set in motion short timeframes for agencies and legislative bodies to take necessary actions to comply with the unwinding of the redevelopment agencies pursuant to AB 26.

On January 10, 2012, the City Council designated the City to serve as the Successor Agency to the Former RDA and to retain the Former RDA's housing assets and assume the Former RDA's housing responsibilities pursuant to AB 26.

 On January 31, 2012, the Former RDA adopted an Amended and Restated EOPS for the period January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012, replacing the EOPS covering the period September 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. This Amended and Restated EOPS was transmitted to the City as Successor Agency, State Department of Finance ("DOF"), State Controller, and County Auditor-Controller. None of the State or County entities objected to the Amended and Restated EOPS during the applicable review period.

On February 1, 2012, the Former RDA dissolved and its rights, powers, duties and obligations vested in the Successor Agency. On February 13, 2012, the City Council adopted Resolution R-307276 establishing certain policies and procedures that will govern the future operation of the Successor Agency. The Successor Agency and its Oversight Board are now tasked with overseeing the winding down of the Former RDA's affairs.

The Successor Agency is designated to administer existing enforceable obligations of the Former RDA and to wind down the operations of the Former RDA, subject to the review and approval of the Oversight Board and certain government entities, including the County Auditor-Controller, the State Controller and the DOF. The specific duties of the Oversight Board to approve and direct certain actions of the Successor Agency are described in Health and Safety Code sections 34180 and 34181.

Assembly Bill 1484 ("AB 1484") was enacted on June 27, 2012, modifying AB 26 substantially, requiring Due Diligence Reviews of the Low and Moderate Income Housing fund and of other remaining non-housing account balances to determine the Former RDA's unobligated balances available for transfer to taxing entities.

 

Links to the full text of the Assembly Bills and Supreme Court Decision are available on the State of California's Website: 

Text of AB 26                                                                           

Text of AB 1484

Supreme Court Decision