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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  ( Part 1 repealed and added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1812.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. Redevelopment Procedures and Activities [33300 - 33490]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1812. )

ARTICLE 5. Procedure for Adoption of Redevelopment Plans by the Legislative Body [33360 - 33376]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1812. )

33360.
  

The legislative body at a public hearing shall consider the redevelopment plan submitted by the agency. The legislative body may adjourn the hearing from time to time.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1812.)

33360.5.
  

(a) No later than 45 days prior to the public hearing on a proposed plan adoption by an agency or the joint public hearing of the agency and the legislative body, the agency shall deliver a copy of the preliminary report and notice of the date of the public hearing to the Department of Finance and the Department of Housing and Community Development by first-class mail.

(b) Upon receiving the report, the Department of Finance shall prepare an estimate of how the proposed plan adoption will affect the General Fund. The Department of Finance shall determine whether the adoption will affect the need for school facilities.

(c) Within 21 days of the receipt of the report, the Department of Finance or the Department of Housing and Community Development may send any comments regarding the proposed plan adoption in writing to the agency and the legislative body. The agency and the legislative body shall consider these comments, if any, at the public hearing on the proposed plan adoption. If these comments are not available within the prescribed time limit, the agency and the legislative body may proceed without them.

(d) The Department of Finance or the Department of Housing and Community Development may also send their comments regarding the proposed plan adoption to the Attorney General for further action pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 33501).

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 595, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 2007.)

33361.
  

Notice of the public hearing shall be given by publication not less than once a week for four successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county in which the land lies. The notice shall:

(a)  Describe specifically the boundaries of the proposed redevelopment project area; and

(b)  State the day, hour and place when and where any and all persons having any objections to the proposed redevelopment plan or who deny the existence of blight in the proposed project area, or the regularity of any of the prior proceedings, may appear before the legislative body and show cause why the proposed plan should not be adopted.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1812.)

33362.
  

At any time not later than the hour set for hearing objections to the proposed redevelopment plan, any person may file in writing with the clerk of the legislative body a statement of his objections to the proposed plan.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1812.)

33363.
  

At the hour set in the notice required by Section 33361 for hearing objections, the legislative body shall proceed to hear all written and oral objections. Before adopting the redevelopment plan the legislative body shall evaluate the report of the agency, the report and recommendation of the project area committee, and all evidence and testimony for and against the adoption of the plan and shall make written findings in response to each written objection of an affected property owner or taxing entity. The legislative body shall respond in writing to the written objections received before or at the noticed hearing, including any extensions thereof, and may additionally respond to written objections that are received after the hearing. The written responses shall describe the disposition of the issues raised. The legislative body shall address the written objections in detail, giving reasons for not accepting specified objections and suggestions. The legislative body shall include a good-faith, reasoned analysis in its response and, for this purpose, conclusionary statements unsupported by factual information shall not suffice.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1510, Sec. 3.)

33363.5.
  

After the redevelopment plan and accompanying documents have been submitted by the agency to the legislative body and at any time prior to the adoption of the plan, the legislative body upon the recommendation of the agency, without additional agency public hearings, may change such plan, or change the boundaries of the project area to exclude land from the project area, after receipt of a report and recommendation from the planning commission concerning such changes. The planning commission may recommend for or against the changes. Within 30 days after a change is submitted to it for consideration the planning commission shall make and file its report and recommendation with the legislative body. If the planning commission does not report upon the change within 30 days after its submission by the legislative body, the planning commission shall be deemed to have waived its report and recommendation concerning the change and the legislative body may proceed to act upon the plan without the report and recommendation of the planning commission. The legislative body shall consider any proposed changes at a public hearing reopened for that limited purpose.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1242.)

33364.
  

If no objections in writing have been delivered to the clerk of the legislative body prior to the hour set for the hearing thereon, and if no written objections are presented during the hearing thereon, the legislative body may proceed to adopt the plan at the time set for hearing thereon. If any written objections are delivered or presented, as specified in this article, the legislative body may adopt the plan only after consideration of the objections, and adoption of written findings in response thereto, pursuant to Section 33363 at a subsequent date not less than one week after the time the hearing on objections is commenced pursuant to Section 33363.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1510, Sec. 4.)

33365.
  

The legislative body by ordinance may adopt the redevelopment plan as the official redevelopment plan for the project area.

Except as otherwise provided in Section 33378, the ordinance adopting the redevelopment plan shall be subject to referendum as prescribed by law for the ordinances of the legislative body.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 797.)

33366.
  

If the planning commission or the project area committee has recommended against the approval of the redevelopment plan, the legislative body may adopt such plan by a two-thirds vote of its entire membership eligible and qualified to vote on such plan. If the planning commission or the project area committee has recommended approval or failed to make any recommendation within the time allowed, the legislative body may adopt the redevelopment plan by a majority vote of the entire membership eligible and qualified to vote on such plan.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 797.)

33367.
  

The ordinance shall contain all of the following:

(a) The purposes and intent of the legislative body with respect to the project area.

(b) The plan incorporated by reference.

(c) A designation of the approved plan as the official redevelopment plan of the project area.

(d) The findings and determinations of the legislative body, which shall be based on clearly articulated and documented evidence, that:

(1) The project area is a blighted area, the redevelopment of which is necessary to effectuate the public purposes declared in this part.

(2) The redevelopment plan would redevelop the area in conformity with this part and in the interests of the public peace, health, safety, and welfare.

(3) The adoption and carrying out of the redevelopment plan is economically sound and feasible.

(4) The redevelopment plan is consistent with the general plan of the community, including, but not limited to, the community’s housing element, which substantially complies with the requirements of Article 10.6 (commencing with Section 65580) of Chapter 3 of Division 1 of Title 7 of the Government Code.

(5) The carrying out of the redevelopment plan would promote the public peace, health, safety, and welfare of the community and would effectuate the purposes and policy of this part.

(6) The condemnation of real property, if provided for in the redevelopment plan, is necessary to the execution of the redevelopment plan and adequate provisions have been made for payment for property to be acquired as provided by law.

(7) The agency has a feasible method or plan for the relocation of families and persons displaced from the project area, if the redevelopment plan may result in the temporary or permanent displacement of any occupants of housing facilities in the project area.

(8) (A) There are, or shall be provided, in the project area or in other areas not generally less desirable in regard to public utilities and public and commercial facilities and at rents or prices within the financial means of the families and persons displaced from the project area, decent, safe, and sanitary dwellings equal in number to the number of and available to the displaced families and persons and reasonably accessible to their places of employment.

(B) Families and persons shall not be displaced prior to the adoption of a relocation plan pursuant to Sections 33411 and 33411.1. Dwelling units housing persons and families of low or moderate income shall not be removed or destroyed prior to the adoption of a replacement housing plan pursuant to Sections 33334.5, 33413, and 33413.5.

(9) All noncontiguous areas of a project area are either blighted or necessary for effective redevelopment and are not included for the purpose of obtaining the allocation of taxes from the area pursuant to Section 33670 without other substantial justification for their inclusion.

(10) Inclusion of any lands, buildings, or improvements which are not detrimental to the public health, safety, or welfare is necessary for the effective redevelopment of the area of which they are a part; that any area included is necessary for effective redevelopment and is not included for the purpose of obtaining the allocation of tax increment revenues from the area pursuant to Section 33670 without other substantial justification for its inclusion.

(11) The elimination of blight and the redevelopment of the project area could not be reasonably expected to be accomplished by private enterprise acting alone without the aid and assistance of the agency.

(12) The project area is predominantly urbanized, as defined by subdivision (b) of Section 33320.1.

(13) The time limitation and, if applicable, the limitation on the number of dollars to be allocated to the agency that are contained in the plan are reasonably related to the proposed projects to be implemented in the project area and to the ability of the agency to eliminate blight within the project area.

(14) The implementation of the redevelopment plan will improve or alleviate the physical and economic conditions of blight in the project area, as described in the report prepared pursuant to Section 33352.

(e) A statement that the legislative body is satisfied that permanent housing facilities will be available within three years from the time occupants of the project area are displaced and that, pending the development of the facilities, there will be available to the displaced occupants adequate temporary housing facilities at rents comparable to those in the community at the time of their displacement.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 595, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 2007.)

33368.
  

The decision of the legislative body shall be final and conclusive, and it shall thereafter be conclusively presumed that the project area is a blighted area as defined by Section 33031 and that all prior proceedings have been duly and regularly taken.

This section shall not apply in any action questioning the validity of any redevelopment plan, or the adoption or approval of a redevelopment plan, or any of the findings or determinations of the agency or the legislative body in connection with a redevelopment plan brought pursuant to Section 33501 within the time limits prescribed by Section 33500.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 664, Sec. 142. Effective January 1, 2003.)

33369.
  

If the plan provides for the expenditure of any money by the community, the legislative body shall provide for such expenditure at the time of or in connection with the approval of the plan.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1812.)

33370.
  

The legislative body at the time of, or in connection with, the adoption of the plan, shall declare its intention to undertake and complete any proceedings necessary to be carried out by the community under the provisions of the plan.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1812.)

33371.
  

Before entering into any or certain types of contracts in connection with the redevelopment plan, the legislative body may require the agency to submit such contracts to the legislative body and obtain its approval.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1812.)

33372.
  

Upon the filing of the ordinance adopting the redevelopment plan with the clerk or other appropriate officer of the legislative body, a copy of the ordinance shall be sent to the agency, and the agency is vested with the responsibility for carrying out the plan.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1812.)

33373.
  

(a) Not later than 60 days after the adoption of the redevelopment plan by the legislative body there shall be recorded with the county recorder of the county in which the project area is situated a description of the land within the project area and a statement that proceedings for the redevelopment of the project area have been instituted under this part.

(b) If the redevelopment plan authorizes the agency to acquire property by eminent domain, the statement required pursuant to subdivision (a) shall contain the following:

(1) A prominent heading in boldface type noting that the property that is the subject of the statement is located within a redevelopment project.

(2) A general description of the provisions of the redevelopment plan that authorize the use of the power of eminent domain by the agency.

(3) A general description of any limitations on the use of the power of eminent domain contained in the redevelopment plan, including, without limitation, the time limit required by Section 33333.2.

(c) For a redevelopment plan adopted on or before December 31, 2006, that authorizes the acquisition of property by eminent domain, the agency shall, on or before December 31, 2007, cause a revised statement to be recorded with the county recorder of the county in which the project area is located containing all of the information required by subdivisions (a) and (b).

(d) An agency shall not commence an action in eminent domain until the statement required by this section is recorded with the county recorder of the county in which the project area is located.

(e) Additional recordation of documents may be effected pursuant to Section 27295 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 603, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2007.)

33374.
  

After the adoption of a redevelopment plan for a project area by the legislative body, all applicants for building permits in the area for a period of two years thereafter shall be advised by the building department of the community 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.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1812.)

33375.
  

After the adoption by the legislative body of a redevelopment plan that contains the provision permitted by Section 33670, the clerk of the community shall transmit a copy of the description and statement recorded pursuant to Section 33373, a copy of the ordinance adopting the plan, and a map or plat indicating the boundaries of the project area to the auditor and assessor of the county in which the project is located; to the officer or officers performing the functions of auditor or assessor for any taxing agencies which, in levying or collecting its taxes, do not use the county assessment roll or do not collect its taxes through the county; to the governing body of each of the taxing agencies which levies taxes upon any property in the project area; and to the State Board of Equalization.

Those documents shall be transmitted within 30 days following the adoption of the redevelopment plan. The legal effect of those transmittals shall be as set forth in Section 33674.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 643, Sec. 25. Effective January 1, 2007.)

33376.
  

Any ordinance adopted pursuant to this article adopting a redevelopment plan for the Crescent City disaster area, may be adopted as an emergency ordinance and shall not be subject to referendum.

(Added by Stats. 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 54.)

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