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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  ( Part 1 repealed and added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1812.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 4.6. California State University, Channel Islands Site Authority [33498 - 33498.2]
  ( Chapter 4.6 added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 861, Sec. 2. )

33498.
  

(a)  For purposes of this chapter, the terms “authority” and “site” have the meaning given in Section 67472 of the Government Code.

(b)  With enactment of this chapter, it is the intent of the Legislature to do both of the following:

(1)  Provide a means of mitigating the harmful effects and potentially blighted conditions caused by the closure of the former Camarillo State Hospital.

(2)  Enhance the economic, cultural, and social development of the region by facilitating the development of a state university campus and other compatible uses on the site.

(c)  The Legislature finds that the closure and conversion of major state facilities can require use of the powers provided under this part and under Section 16 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, and that the closure of the Camarillo State Hospital and the development of a California State University campus on the site as well as the development of compatible uses on the site requires development of a reuse plan by the California State University, Channel Islands Site Authority.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 861, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1999. Conditionally operative as prescribed by Sec. 5 of Ch. 861.)

33498.1.
  

(a)  The reuse plan adopted by the authority shall provide for use of the site and allocation of tax revenues to the authority for reuse and development on the site with priority to development of California State University facilities on the site as set forth in Title 7.75 (commencing with Section 67470) of the Government Code. Except as provided in that title and this chapter, the authority shall be exempt from all other requirements of this part.

(b)  The reuse plan shall include an implementation plan adopted and periodically revised pursuant to Section 33490.

(c)  The authority shall comply with Article 6 (commencing with Section 33030) of Chapter 1.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 861, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1999. Conditionally operative as prescribed by Sec. 5 of Ch. 861.)

33498.2.
  

(a)  The Legislature finds and declares that the provision of housing is itself a fundamental purpose of this part and of the authority. There is a generally inadequate supply of decent, safe, and sanitary housing on the site available to the faculty and staff of the California State University, Channel Islands, and to persons and families of low or moderate income, as defined by Section 50093. The inadequate supply of this housing threatens the accomplishment of the primary purposes of this part and of the authority. Therefore, the Legislature finds and declares that the provision of housing pursuant to this section and the use of taxes allocated to the authority pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 33670 is of statewide benefit and of particular benefit and assistance to the redevelopment of the former Camarillo State Hospital as the site of a California State University campus.

(b)  Not less than 20 percent of all taxes that are allocated to the authority pursuant to Section 33670 shall be deposited into a separate Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund, which is hereby created in the State Treasury, to be administered and used by the authority for the purposes of increasing, improving, and preserving both of the following:

(1)  Housing on the site for the faculty and staff of the California State University, Channel Islands.

(2)  Low- and moderate-income housing on the site available at affordable housing cost, as defined by Section 50052.5, to persons and families of low or moderate income, as defined in Section 50093, and very low income households, as defined in Section 50105.

(c)  Any interest earned by the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund and any repayments or other income to the authority for loans, advances, or grants, of any kind from the fund, shall accrue to and be deposited in the fund and may be used only in the manner prescribed for the fund.

(d)  In carrying out the purposes of this section, the authority may, solely within the boundaries of the site, exercise any or all of the following powers:

(1)  Acquire real property or building sites pursuant to Section 33334.16.

(2)  Improve real property or building sites for the housing listed in subdivision (b) with onsite or offsite improvements, but only if the authority finds either of the following:

(A)  The improvements are made as part of a program that results in the new construction or rehabilitation of housing.

(B)  The improvements are necessary to eliminate one or more specific conditions that jeopardize the health or safety of residents.

(3)  Donate real property to private or public persons or entities.

(4)  Finance insurance premiums pursuant to Section 33136.

(5)  Construct residential buildings or related structures.

(6)  Acquire buildings or structures for residential and related uses.

(7)  Rehabilitate buildings or structures for residential and related uses.

(8)  Provide subsidies to, or for the benefit of, very low income persons or households, as defined by Section 50105, lower income persons or households, as defined by Section 50079.5, or persons and families of low or moderate income, as defined by Section 50093, to the extent that those persons or households cannot obtain housing at affordable costs on the open market in the vicinity of the site. These subsidies or benefits may include rental subsidies to low-income students at California State University, Channel Islands, who live in housing, including dormitories, on the site. Housing units available on the open market are those units developed without direct government subsidies.

(9)  Develop plans, pay principal and interest on bonds, loans, advances, or other indebtedness, or pay financing or carrying charges.

(10)  Maintain the supply of mobilehomes on the site.

(11)  Preserve the availability to lower income households of affordable housing units that are assisted or subsidized by public entities and which are threatened with imminent conversion to market rates.

(12)  Pay for planning and general administration costs pursuant to subdivision (e).

(e)  The Legislature intends that the authority use the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund to the maximum extent possible to defray the costs of production, improvement, and preservation of housing solely within the site, and that the amount of money spent for planning and general administrative activities associated with the development, improvement, and preservation of that housing not be disproportionate to the amount actually spent for the costs of production, improvement, and preservation of that housing. The authority shall annually determine that the planning and administrative expenses are necessary for the production, improvement, or preservation of housing on the site. Legal, architectural, and engineering costs and other salaries, wages, and costs directly related to the planning and execution of a specific housing project and which are incurred by a nonprofit housing sponsor are not “planning and administrative costs” for the purposes of this subdivision, but are instead project costs. Planning and general administrative costs which may be paid with moneys from the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund are those expenses that the authority incurs that are directly related to the powers listed in subdivision (d), and are limited to the following:

(1)  Costs incurred for salaries, wages, and related costs of the authority’s staff or for services provided through interagency agreements, and agreements with contractors, including usual related indirect costs.

(2)  Costs incurred by a nonprofit corporation that are not directly attributable to a specific housing project.

(f)  Housing that is produced, improved, or preserved with moneys from the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund shall remain available for the longest period of time, as follows:

(1)  The authority shall require that housing that is produced, improved, or preserved for the faculty and staff of the California State University, Channel Islands, be subject to covenants or restrictions filed in the office of the county recorder perpetually limiting the residency to those persons.

(2)  The authority shall require that housing that is produced, improved, or preserved for persons and households of low or moderate income and persons and households of very low income be subject to covenants or restrictions filed in the office of the county recorder limiting the residency to those persons as follows:

(A)  For owner-occupied housing units, for a period of 10 years. However, the authority may permit sales of owner-occupied units prior to the expiration of the 10-year period for a price in excess of that otherwise permitted under this subdivision pursuant to an adopted program that protects the authority’s investment of moneys from the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund, including, but not limited to, an equity sharing program that establishes a schedule of equity sharing that permits retention by the seller of a portion of those excess proceeds based on the length of occupancy. The remainder of the excess proceeds of the sale shall be allocated to the authority and deposited in the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund.

(B)  For rental units, for a period of 15 years.

(g)  The authority shall spend or encumber all property tax revenues deposited into the Low and Moderate Income Housing Fund within five years from the end of the fiscal year in which the funds were deposited into the fund. If the authority fails to spend or encumber those revenues in a timely manner, and thereafter until the authority has expended or encumbered those revenues, the agency shall not receive any property tax revenue from any source except as necessary to pay the following obligations, if any:

(1)  Bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures, or other obligations issued by the authority whether funded, refunded, assumed, or otherwise, pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 33640) of Chapter 6.

(2)  Loans or moneys advanced to the authority, including, but not limited to, loans from federal, state, or local agencies, or a private entity.

(3)  Contractual obligations which, if breached, could subject the authority to damages or other liabilities or remedies.

(4)  Obligations incurred pursuant to Section 33445.

(5)  Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 33334.2 or 33334.6.

(6)  Obligations incurred pursuant to Section 33401.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 861, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1999. Conditionally operative as prescribed by Sec. 5 of Ch. 861.)

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