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DIVISION 24. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING [33000 - 37964]

  ( Heading of Division 24 amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 1137. )

PART 1. COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT LAW [33000 - 33855]

  ( Part 1 repealed and added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1812. )

CHAPTER 4.5. Military Base Conversion Redevelopment Agencies [33492 - 33492.140]

  ( Heading of Chapter 4.5 amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 221, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 7. Tustin Marine Corps Air Station [33492.100 - 33492.116]
  ( Article 7 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 165, Sec. 1. )

33492.100.
  

With the enactment of this article, it is the intent of the Legislature to provide for precise and specific means to mitigate the very serious economic effects of the closure of the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station on the City of Tustin, surrounding cities and the County of Orange by facilitating the planning and implementation of the reuse and redevelopment of the lands comprising Tustin Marine Corps Air Station and surrounding areas in accordance with land use plans and a redevelopment plan that is in effect prior to the disposition of lands by the federal government.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 165, Sec. 1. Effective July 15, 1996.)

33492.102.
  

Notwithstanding the requirements of Section 33320.1, a redevelopment plan for the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station Redevelopment Project may be adopted pursuant to the provisions of this article for a redevelopment project area which may include the following areas:

(a)  An area comprising the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station that is generally bounded by Edinger Avenue, Redhill Avenue, Barranca Road, and Harvard Road.

(b)  An area that includes land contiguous with the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station, if necessary for the effective redevelopment of the project area, provided that this area does not exceed 52 acres and meets the requirements of Section 33320.1 without taking into account any of the lands described in subdivision (a). Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, a redevelopment plan adopted pursuant to this part shall not authorize the redevelopment agency to acquire by condemnation any lands authorized to be included in a project area pursuant to this subdivision.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 165, Sec. 1. Effective July 15, 1996.)

33492.104.
  

For the purposes of this article, a blighted area within the boundaries of the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station Redevelopment Project is an area described in subdivision (a) of Section 33492.102 in which the combination of two or more of the following conditions are so prevalent and so substantial that it causes a reduction of, or a lack of, proper utilization of the area to an extent that constitutes a serious physical and economic burden on the community that cannot reasonably be expected to be reversed or alleviated by private enterprise or governmental action, or both, without redevelopment:

(a)  Buildings in which it is unsafe or unhealthy for persons to live or work. These conditions can be caused by serious building code violations, dilapidation and deterioration, defective design or physical construction, faulty or inadequate infrastructure, or other similar factors.

(b)  Factors that prevent or substantially hinder the economically viable reuse or capacity of buildings or areas. This condition may be caused by conditions including, but not necessarily limited to, all of the following: a substandard design; buildings that are too large or too small given present standards and market conditions; and age, obsolescence, deterioration, dilapidation, or other physical conditions that could prevent the highest and best uses of the property. This condition also may be caused by buildings that must be demolished or buildings or areas that have a lack of parking.

(c)  Adjacent or nearby uses that are incompatible with each other and that prevent the economic development of those parcels or other portions of the project area.

(d)  Buildings on land that, when subdivided or when infrastructure is installed, would not comply with community subdivision, zoning, or planning regulations.

(e)  Properties currently served by infrastructure that does not meet existing adopted utility or community infrastructure standards or the existence of inadequate public improvements, public facilities, and utilities that cannot be remedied by private or governmental action, without redevelopment.

(f)  Buildings that, when built, did not conform to the then-effective building, plumbing, mechanical, or electrical codes adopted by the jurisdiction in which the project area is located.

(g)  Land that contains materials or facilities, including, but not necessarily limited to, materials for aircraft landing pads and runways that would have to be removed to allow development.

(h)  Properties that contain hazardous wastes that may benefit from the use of agency authority as specified in Article 12.5 (commencing with Section 33459) of Chapter 4 in order to be developed by either the private or public sector or in order to comply with applicable federal or state standards.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 165, Sec. 1. Effective July 15, 1996.)

33492.106.
  

(a)  Notwithstanding Section 33334.2, or any other provision of law, the redevelopment agency for the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station Redevelopment Project, may, for up to 10 years, defer depositing into the Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Fund up to 50 percent of the amount required by Section 33334.2. The amount of the deferral shall be considered an indebtedness and shall be repaid to the Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Fund during the period from the beginning of the 11th year to the end of the 20th year after the establishment of the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station Redevelopment Project area. If the indebtedness is not eliminated by the end of the 20th year, the county auditor or controller shall withhold an amount equal to the indebtedness and deposit those funds into a separate Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Fund for use by the redevelopment agency.

(b)  This section shall not apply to the requirement that tax increment revenues attributable to the property that is located outside the military base be allocated to the Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Fund.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 165, Sec. 1. Effective July 15, 1996.)

33492.108.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the redevelopment agency shall make payments to affected taxing entities required by subdivision (a) of Section 33607.5, except that each of the time periods governing the payments shall be calculated from the date the county auditor makes the certification to the Director of Finance pursuant to Section 33492.9 instead of from the first fiscal year in which the agency receives tax increment revenue.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 165, Sec. 1. Effective July 15, 1996.)

33492.110.
  

(a)  Notwithstanding subdivision (k) of Section 33352, the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code) shall not apply to the adoption of a redevelopment plan prepared pursuant to this article if the redevelopment agency determines at a public hearing, noticed in accord with this section, that the need to adopt a redevelopment plan at the soonest possible time in order to use the authority in this article requires the redevelopment agency to delay application of the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act to the redevelopment plan in accordance with this section.

(b)  If the redevelopment agency finds, pursuant to subdivision (a), that the application of the California Environmental Quality Act to the redevelopment plan is required to be delayed, the redevelopment agency or the community shall certify an environmental impact report for the redevelopment plan within 18 months after the effective date of the ordinance adopting the redevelopment plan. If, as a result of the preparation of the environmental document prepared pursuant to this subdivision, it is necessary to amend the redevelopment plan to mitigate any impacts, the agency shall amend the redevelopment plan according to the procedures of this part. If the environmental document is determined to be inadequate, the redevelopment agency shall not continue with projects that implement the redevelopment plan until an adequate environmental document has been certified; however, this determination shall not affect the validity of the redevelopment plan.

(c)  Until the redevelopment agency or the community certifies an environmental impact report for the redevelopment plan, all projects, as defined in the California Environmental Quality Act, that implement the redevelopment plan shall be subject to the California Environmental Quality Act, including, but not limited to, specific plans and rezonings. The environmental document for any implementing project shall include an analysis and mitigation of potential cumulative impacts, if any, that otherwise would not be known until an environmental document for the redevelopment plan is certified or approved and shall also include a reporting or monitoring program required pursuant to Section 21081 of the Public Resources Code.

(d)  The notice for the public hearing required by subdivision (a) shall comply with, and may be combined with, the notices in Section 33349 or 33361. The notice shall state that the agency intends to consider and act upon a determination that the need to adopt a redevelopment plan at the soonest possible time in order to use the authority in this article requires the redevelopment agency to delay application of the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act to the redevelopment plan in accordance with this section.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 165, Sec. 1. Effective July 15, 1996.)

33492.112.
  

The ordinance adopting the redevelopment plan for the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station Project Area shall not be required to include the finding required pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Section 33367. However, the redevelopment agency shall not expend any tax increment funds allocated to it from the project area for expenses related to carrying out the project unless and until the City of Tustin finds that the redevelopment plan conforms to the general plan of the city, including the housing element.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 165, Sec. 1. Effective July 15, 1996.)

33492.114.
  

If the City of Tustin, the Tustin Community Redevelopment Agency, or any agency or political subdivision of either, intends to or does acquire title to any real property that lies within the boundaries of the former Marine Corps Air Station-Tustin, then notwithstanding any other provision of law, including Section 33607.5, neither the City of Tustin, nor the Tustin Community Redevelopment Agency, and none of their respective agencies and political subdivisions may grant or issue any land use or other approvals, in the form of any general plan amendments, specific plans, zoning ordinances, redevelopment plans, development agreements, subdivision maps, or other development permits or entitlements, to allow any persons or entities to develop any commercial, residential, or other land uses on all or any portion of any real property at the Marine Corps Air Station-Tustin that the City of Tustin, the Tustin Community Redevelopment Agency, or any agency or political subdivision of either, intends to or does acquire from any source, unless those approvals require, as conditions of approval and mitigation measures for allowing the development of those land uses, the conveyance, or the irrevocable offer to dedicate, without charge, to the Santa Ana Unified School District and the Rancho Santiago Community College District, for purposes of constructing and operating a K-14 facility, (a) fee title to a 100-acre parcel of contiguous land situated within that portion of the Marine Corps Air Station-Tustin that falls within the existing boundaries of the Santa Ana Unified School District and the Rancho Santiago Community College District and includes all or some of the real property referred to as Parcels 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 14 as shown on Figure 2-3 of the approved Reuse Plan for the Marine Corps Air Station-Tustin, or (b) fee title to a portion of the Marine Corps Air Station-Tustin that consists of a portion of land that is approved in writing by the Santa Ana Unified School District and the Rancho Santiago Community College District and that does not include any property designated in the Marine Corps Air Station-Tustin Base Reuse Plan for any other public entity or nonprofit organization, including, without limitation, the County of Orange, the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner, and the Orange County Rescue Mission, but excluding the South Orange County Community College District. Those conditions of approval and mitigation measures shall require that the conveyance or offer to dedicate that 100-acre parcel to those districts shall be made within 12 months of the date on which the City of Tustin, the Tustin Community Redevelopment Agency, or any agency or political subdivision of either, first acquires that property from any source. The requirements of this section shall be deemed satisfied upon the conveyance of the property, described in (a) or (b), to the Santa Ana Unified School District and the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Prior to conveyance of this property, the Santa Ana Unified School District and the Rancho Santiago Community College District shall agree upon a legal description of the property. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for purposes of Article 7 (commencing with Section 1240.610) of Chapter 3 of Title 7 of Part 3 of the Code of Civil Procedure, use of land for classroom facilities, including, but not limited to, educational and training programs, by the Santa Ana Unified School District or the Rancho Santiago Community College District shall be irrebuttably presumed to be a more necessary public use than any other use at the Marine Corps Air Station-Tustin. This section shall apply retroactively to all land use or other approvals relating to the Marine Corps Air Station-Tustin that are granted or issued by the City of Tustin, the Tustin Community Redevelopment Agency, or any agency or political subdivision of either, on or after January 1, 2001. Any such land use or other approvals granted or issued by any of these entities that do not comply with this section shall be invalid and of no force or effect.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 123, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2002.)

33492.116.
  

(a)  For purposes of the application of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. Sec. 470 et seq.) as it applies only to an area comprising the survey area created for redevelopment of the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station pursuant to Section 33310, if the City of Tustin’s historic preservation program is certified pursuant to Section 101(c)(1) of that act (16 U.S.C. Sec. 470a(c)(1)), the City of Tustin may elect to assume any of the duties that are given to the state historic preservation officer by Part 800 of Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations or that originate from agreements concluded under those regulations. The state historic preservation officer shall agree to this assumption of duties by the City of Tustin.

(b)  In assuming the duties of the state historic preservation officer pursuant to this section, the city shall ensure that a marketing and solicitation process is conducted to determine the feasibility of permanent reuse of Buildings 29 and 29A. The city shall be responsible for determining in good faith if there are qualified respondents to the marketing and solicitation process and determining if the permanent use of these properties in their historic condition is feasible. If it is determined that permanent use of these historic properties is not feasible, the city shall require mitigation for the adverse effect on these historic properties prior to approving any undertaking.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 989, Sec. 1. Effective September 30, 1998.)

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