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File #: ID 20-001433    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/15/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/22/2020 Final action:
Title: ***BILL NO. 49 (Intro. 10/15/2020) (For adoption) - Repealing Sections 2-1303 and 2-1309 of the Fresno Municipal Code Regarding the Housing and Community Development Commission (Subject to Mayor's Veto)
Sponsors: Planning and Development Department
Attachments: 1. Ordinance
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REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL



October 15, 2020


FROM: JENNIFER CLARK, Director
Planning and Development Department

BY: KAREN JENKS, Administrative Manager
Housing and Community Development Division

SUBJECT
Title
***BILL NO. 49 (Intro. 10/15/2020) (For adoption) - Repealing Sections 2-1303 and 2-1309 of the Fresno Municipal Code Regarding the Housing and Community Development Commission (Subject to Mayor's Veto)

Body
RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends approval of the Ordinance repealing Fresno Municipal Code (FMC) Sections 2-1303 and 2-1309 regarding the Housing and Community Development Commission (HCDC).

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

FMC Sections 2-1303 and 2-1309 require that HCDC review and make recommendations to the City Council for all matters of business associated with or required for the planning, undertaking, construction, operation, or administration of a redevelopment project; and any proposed community development projects prior to City Council taking final action. The proposed Ordinance repeals FMC Sections 2-1303 and 2-1309 to dissolve HCDC and allow for such matters to be taken directly to City Council.

BACKGROUND

HCDC was created and became effective in 1976 to perform functions of a community redevelopment commission as set forth under Community Redevelopment Law of the State of California and to perform advisory functions delegated to it by the City Council. While the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Fresno has been dissolved since February 1, 2012, FMC section 2-1303 requires that HCDC make recommendations to the City Council regarding all matters of business associated with or required for the planning, undertaking, construction, operation, or administration of a redevelopment project. Specifically, the matters of business include:

1) The acquisition and disposition of real property and rights or interests therein in redevelopment project areas, including the screening and recommending of contracts with purchasers and developers o...

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