On December 29, 2011 the California State Supreme Court upheld AB 1 X 26 (the “Dissolution Act”) and required the dissolution of every redevelopment agency within California as of February 1, 2012. The bill included provisions for a successor agency to a former redevelopment agency that would be directed by an oversight board comprised of representatives from various local taxing entities and organizations. On January 10, 2012, the Santa Barbara City Council designated the City of Santa Barbara as the Successor Entity to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Santa Barbara.
The State Department of Finance may review an oversight board action. As such, all oversight board actions shall not be effective for three business days, pending a request for review by the department.
|Qualifications||Appointed by representative organizations|
|Length of Term||Each member of an oversight board shall serve at the pleasure of the entity that appointed such member (H&SC §34179(g)). The Governor may appoint individuals to fill any oversight board member position described in subdivision (a) that has not been filled by May 15, 2012, or any member position that remains vacant for more than 60 days (H&SC §34179(b)).|
|Meeting Schedule||Approximately 3 hours per month for meetings and related activities|
|Financial Disclosure Requirement||Members must file a Statement of Economic Interests upon appointment, annually and when leaving the Oversight Board.|
|Compensation||Oversight Board members serve without compensation or reimbursement for expenses (H&SC §34179 (c)).|
|Staff||Community Development Department Housing Manager, or Community Development Supervisor, (805) 564-5461|
|Reference||California Health and Safety Code Section 34179 et seq., Council Resolution No. 12-003 (Designation of the City of Santa Barbara as Successor Agency); Council Resolution No. 12-017 (Mayor’s Appointment of Members to the Successor Agency’s Oversight Board)|