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SB-718 Fairview Developmental Center.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 05/09/2019 09:00 PM

Amended  IN  Senate  May 09, 2019


Senate Bill
No. 718

Introduced by Senator Moorlach

February 22, 2019

An act to amend Section 65582 of the Government Code, relating to land use. An act relating to state property.


SB 718, as amended, Moorlach. Housing. Fairview Developmental Center.
Existing law authorizes the Director of General Services, with the consent of the State Department of Developmental Services, to let to certain persons and entities, for a period not to exceed 55 years, specified amounts of real property located within the grounds of the Fairview State Hospital, which is also known as the Fairview Developmental Center, for specified purposes and subject to certain conditions.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that will decide the future of the state-owned property where the Fairview Developmental Center currently operates and would make various findings and declarations in this regard.

Existing law, the Planning and Zoning Law, requires each city, county, and city and county to prepare and adopt a general plan that contains certain mandatory elements, including a housing element. Existing law defines several terms for the purposes of these provisions.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those definitions.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 (a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(1) The Legislature may enact a statute that directs the disposal of state-owned property.
(2) In 2015, the state announced plans to fully close the Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa, California.
(3) There are considerable regional and state interests in the Fairview Developmental Center property.
(4) Notwithstanding plans already in place, the current residents of the Fairview Developmental Center deserve to be accommodated before any future development occurs.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that will decide the future of the state-owned property where the Fairview Developmental Center currently operates. It is further the intent of the Legislature to work in cooperation with both the City of Costa Mesa and the County of Orange when developing legislation related to the future use of the Fairview Developmental Center property.
SECTION 1.Section 65582 of the Government Code is amended to read:

As used in this article, the following definitions apply:

(a)“Community,” “locality,” “local government,” or “jurisdiction” means a city, city and county, or county.

(b)“Council of governments” means a single or multicounty council created by a joint powers agreement pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6500) of Division 1 of Title 1.

(c)“Department” means the Department of Housing and Community Development.

(d)“Emergency shelter” has the same meaning as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 50801 of the Health and Safety Code.

(e)“Frequent user coordinated care housing services” means housing combined with other supportive services for homeless persons identified by a city or county as the most costly, frequent users of publicly funded emergency services.

(f)“Housing element” or “element” means the housing element of the community’s general plan, as required pursuant to this article and subdivision (c) of Section 65302.

(g)“Supportive housing” means housing with no limit on length of stay, that is occupied by the target population, and that is linked to an onsite or offsite service that assists the supportive housing resident in retaining the housing, improving the resident’s health status, and maximizing the resident’s ability to live and, when possible, work in the community.

(h)“Supportive services” include, but are not limited to, a combination of subsidized, permanent housing, intensive case management, medical and mental health care, substance abuse treatment, employment services, and benefits advocacy.

(i)“Target population” means persons with low incomes who have one or more disabilities, including mental illness, HIV or AIDS, substance abuse, or other chronic health condition, or individuals eligible for services provided pursuant to the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act (Division 4.5 (commencing with Section 4500) of the Welfare and Institutions Code) and may include, among other populations, adults, emancipated minors, families with children, elderly persons, young adults aging out of the foster care system, individuals exiting from institutional settings, veterans, and homeless people.

(j)“Transitional housing” means buildings configured as rental housing developments that are operated under program requirements that require the termination of assistance and recirculating of the assisted unit to another eligible program recipient at a predetermined future point in time that shall be no less than six months from the beginning of the assistance.