BILL NUMBER: AB 1641	ENROLLED
	BILL TEXT

	PASSED THE SENATE  AUGUST 18, 2010
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 19, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  AUGUST 9, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JULY 1, 2010
	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 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, 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 provide that blighted areas may also be
characterized by the existence of housing constructed as
government-owned 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.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  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 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 33331.4 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to
read:
   33331.4.  (a) A redevelopment agency undertaking activities and
funding involving property described in 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),
all of 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 50079.5, 50105, and 50106, 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 all 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 and size as required by the displaced household. The
required size shall conform to the principles for a public housing
policy on occupancy, contained in the "Public Housing Occupancy
Guidebook," published by the United States Department of Housing and
Urban Development.
   (C) Shall be affordable to each displaced household that chooses
to relocate to a replacement unit, such that the rent does not exceed
30 percent of the income of that 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.