Redevelopment Agency

Purpose
The Redevelopment Agency of the City of La Habra was established in January 7, 1975, by City Ordinance Number 922, pursuant to State of California Health and Safety Code Section 33000, entitled,"Community Development Law". Its purpose was to prepare and carry out plans for improvement, rehabilitation and redevelopment of blighted areas within the City. Blighted areas are those which have "social, economic, or physical conditions which constitute a danger to the health, safety, and general welfare of the people of the community."
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Dissolution
As part of the strategy to close funding gaps in the State of California's budget, AB, X1, 26 and 27 were signed by the Governor on June 29, 2011. Parts of the new laws eliminate redevelopment and suspend redevelopment agency activities, including incurring indebtedness or entering into or modifying contracts. The new laws also established a new Alternative Voluntary Redevelopment Program that allows Cities to “buy-back” / re-establish their agencies then continue their work improving communities.

On August 1, 2011, the City Council introduced Ordinance Number 1725, which re-established the La Habra Redevelopment Agency under the Alternative Voluntary Redevelopment Program. The 2nd reading of the Ordinance occurred on August 15, 2011.


Because the City Council voted to re-establish the La Habra RDA, the Agency was not required by the aforementioned new laws to file an Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule (PDF) (EOPS) by August 28, 2011. This EOPS process was reserved only for those agencies that were not planning to opt-in to the Alternative Voluntary Redevelopment Program.

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However, as result of the Supreme legislation requiring agency wind down was left in force. This change required the Successor Agency to the La Habra Redevelopment Agency to comply with the wind down provisions and on August 15, 2011, adopted Resolution Number 2011-5, approving and adopting the EOPS. More information about the State of Redevelopment in California can be found on the California Redevelopment Association’s website.

Successor Agency

The winding down of the La Habra Redevelopment Agency’s existing obligations will be managed by a new separate public entity, the Successor Agency to the La Habra Redevelopment Agency (RDA).

RDA

The RDA was created by the City Council by Resolution Number 5508 on January 12, 2012. As of February 1, 2012, the Successor Agency to the La Habra RDA assumed the assets of the La Habra Redevelopment

Obligations
Agency. It will honor the La Habra Redevelopment Agency’s recognized obligations and has the job of disposing of the La Habra Redevelopment Agency’s assets. The Successor Agency to the La Habra RDA approved an Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule (EOPS), which details expenses from August 2012 through December 2012, such as pass through payments, project commitments, administrative costs, and other contractual payments.

Although the La Habra Redevelopment Agency has been dissolved, this website will be used by the Successor Agency to the La Habra Redevelopment Agency to provide information related to the dissolution and winding down of the La Habra Redevelopment Agency.

Oversight Board

Per State law (Health and Safety Code Section 34179), the Successor Agency to the La Habra RDA is required to have an Oversight Board. Oversight Board members shall serve without compensation or reimbursement for expenses and they will have personal immunity from suit for their actions taken within the scope of their responsibilities as Oversight Board members.

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For additional information, please visit the Oversight Board page.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas and Minutes of the Successor Agency to the La Habra Redevelopment Agency can be found under the Agendas and Minutes page.