BILL NUMBER: AB 1641	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 24, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MAY 11, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 5, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  FEBRUARY 24, 2010

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Hall

                        JANUARY 11, 2010

    An act to add Sections 33038.5 and 33331.4 to the Health
and Safety   An act to amend Section 33030 of, and to
add Section 33331.4 to, the Health and Safety  Code, relating to
redevelopment.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1641, as amended, Hall. Redevelopment: blighted areas.
   The Community Redevelopment Law authorizes the establishment of
redevelopment agencies in communities in order to address the effects
of blight, as defined, in those communities and requires those
agencies to prepare, or cause to be prepared, and  to 
approve a redevelopment plan for each area. The Legislature has found
and declared that blighted areas may include housing areas
constructed as temporary government-owned wartime housing projects,
which may be characterized by one or more of the physical and
economic conditions that cause blight.  Existing law provides
that a blighted area containing specified conditions may also be
characterized by the existence of inadequate public improvements or
inadequate water or sewer utilities. 
   This bill would  make the legislative finding and
declaration   provide  that blighted areas may
 include   also be characterized by the
existence of  housing  areas  constructed as
government-owned  housing  projects constructed
prior to January 1, 1960. The bill would require a redevelopment
agency undertaking activities and funding involving the described
housing areas to comply with the Community Redevelopment Law, in
addition to new project requirements relating to the inclusion of
replacement dwelling units of all existing public housing. The bill
would authorize a project in these areas to include the development
of other housing, including privately owned housing units available
to persons and families of low and moderate income and workforce
market-rate housing units.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
   
  SECTION 1.    Section 33038.5 is added to the
Health and Safety Code, to read:
   33038.5.  The Legislature finds and declares that blighted areas
may include housing areas constructed as government-owned housing
projects constructed prior to January 1, 1960, and that these areas
may be characterized by one or more of the conditions enumerated in
Section 33031. 
   SECTION 1.    Section 33030 of the   Health
and Safety Code   is amended to read: 
   33030.  (a) It is found and declared that there exist in many
communities blighted areas that constitute physical and economic
liabilities, requiring redevelopment in the interest of the health,
safety, and general welfare of the people of these communities and of
the state.
   (b) A blighted area is one that contains both of the following:
   (1) An area that is predominantly urbanized, as that term is
defined in Section 33320.1, and is an area in which the combination
of conditions set forth in Section 33031 is so prevalent and so
substantial that it causes a reduction of, or lack of, proper
utilization of the area to such an extent that it constitutes a
serious physical and economic burden on the community that cannot
reasonably be expected to be reversed or alleviated by private
enterprise or governmental action, or both, without redevelopment.
   (2) An area that is characterized by one or more conditions set
forth in any paragraph of subdivision (a) of Section 33031 and one or
more conditions set forth in any paragraph of subdivision (b) of
Section 33031.
   (c) A blighted area that contains the conditions described in
subdivision (b) may also be characterized by the existence of
 inadequate public improvements or inadequate water or sewer
utilities.   any of the following:  
   (1) Inadequate public improvements.  
   (2) Inadequate water or sewer utilities.  
   (3) Housing constructed as a government-owned project that was
constructed before January 1, 1960. 
  SEC. 2.  Section  33331.5   33331.4  is
added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:
    33331.5.   33331.4.   (a) A
redevelopment agency undertaking activities and funding involving
property described in  Section 33038.5  
paragraph (3) of subdivision (c) of Section 33030  shall comply
with all of the requirements of this part, except as specifically
modified in subdivision (b).
   (b) In addition to the requirements specified in subdivision (a),
the following apply:
   (1) The project shall include the replacement, on at least a
one-to-one basis, of all existing public housing units. The
replacement dwelling units shall be affordable to, and occupied by,
extremely low, very low, and lower income households as defined in
Sections 50106, 50105, and 50079.5, respectively, at the same or
lower income level as the household displaced from the public housing
units, for at least 55 years.
   (2) The replacement dwelling units may be either publicly or
privately owned and  shall  meet both of the following
requirements:
   (A) Be located either inside the project area, or within a
five-mile radius of the parcel containing the public housing that is
being replaced.
   (B) Shall be, for each income level described in paragraph (1), a
unit type as required by the displaced household.
   (c) No household shall be displaced under this section unless they
are given priority for a permanent replacement dwelling unit created
pursuant to this section at the initial time of relocation. This
subdivision does not apply if the household, having been given
priority for a replacement dwelling unit under this part, voluntarily
chooses not to accept the replacement dwelling unit.
   (d) The project may include both of the following:
   (1) The development of additional privately owned housing units
that will be available to and occupied by persons and families of low
or moderate income, as defined in Section 50093, including very low
income households, as defined in Section 50105, at an affordable
housing cost, as defined in Section 50025.5.
   (2) Workforce market-rate housing units, retail services,
commercial, industrial, educational, recreational, and other uses as
may be appropriate to serve the residents of the area, and public
improvements inside or adjacent to the project area.