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                                   THIRD READING 

          Bill No:  AB 2247
          Author:   Williams (D) 
          Amended:  4/14/16 in Assembly
          Vote:     21 

           SENATE GOVERNMENTAL ORG. COMMITTEE:  12-0, 6/14/16
           AYES:  Hall, Bates, Block, Gaines, Galgiani, Glazer, Hernandez,  
            Hill, Hueso, Lara, McGuire, Vidak
           NO VOTE RECORDED:  Berryhill

           AYES:  Lara, Bates, Beall, Hill, McGuire, Mendoza, Nielsen

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  79-0, 5/5/16 (Consent) - See last page for  

           SUBJECT:   Armories

          SOURCE:    Author
          DIGEST:    This bill requires the Director of the Department of  
          General Services (DGS) to grant the City of Santa Barbara or the  
          Santa Barbara Unified School District an option to purchase the  
          Santa Barbara Armory, as specified. 

          Existing law:
          1)Authorizes DGS, with the approval of the Adjutant General, to  
            lease and sell real property held for armory purposes, subject  
            to legislative approval. 

          2)Authorizes DGS with the approval of the Adjutant General to  


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            sell, for fair market value, the Santa Barbara Armory.

          3)Establishes the Armory Fund and requires that the net proceeds  
            from the sale or lease of armories be deposited into the fund,  
            for use, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for specified  
            purposes related to armories. 

          This bill:

          1)Requires DGS, with approval of the Adjutant General, to grant  
            the City of Santa Barbara or the Santa Barbara Unified School  
            District an option to purchase the Santa Barbara Armory. 

          2)Provides that the option expires on July, 2017, at which time  
            the Director of DGS shall offer the armory for sale on the  
            open market. 

          3)Specifies that any purchase agreement shall include terms and  
            conditions determined by DGS to be in the best interest of the  
            state based on the fair market value of the armory, based on  
            the zoning as it existed on March 1, 2016, as determined by an  
            appraisal undertaken and approved by DGS.

          4)Defines "Santa Barbara Armory" to mean the approximately 4.7  
            acres of real property with approximately 27,000 square foot  
            armory building and ancillary improvements made thereon,  
            located at 700 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara,  


          Purpose of the bill.  According to the author, "local  
          acquisition of the National Guard Armory has long been sought by  
          the Santa Barbara Unified School District.  Its location on  
          Santa Barbara's east side makes it an ideal site for school,  
          educational, and recreational programs.  As an educational  
          facility, the National Guard Armory would add much to the Santa  
          Barbara Community.  The possibilities are endless as to the  
          programs that could be created and the greater interaction  
          between the two schools.  Many other community and civic  
          facilities are immediately adjacent to or near the Armory,  
          including Boys and Girls Club, Ortega Park, and Girls Inc."


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          Santa Barbara Armory.  The Santa Barbara National Guard Armory  
          is located immediately between, and adjacent to, Santa Barbara  
          High School and Santa Barbara Junior High School, in Downtown  
          Santa Barbara.  In 1945, the Santa Barbara Armory was acquired  
          by the National Guard from the community of Santa Barbara.  

          The author states that, "long time Santa Barbara residents often  
          speak about the Armory's use for community dances, concerts, and  
          movie screenings in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s."  Since the  
          mid-1960s, the Armory has not been used by the National Guard or  
          community.  As a result, the Armory's maintenance has fallen  

          Prior/Related Legislation
          SB 536 (Roth, Chapter 355, Statutes of 2015) authorized, among  
          other thing, the sale of seven specific armories, including the  
          Santa Barbara Armory.

          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:YesLocal:   No

          According to the Senate Appropriations Committee, one-time costs  
          to DGS of $35,000 to appraise and sell the Armory.  This cost  
          will be borne by the Property Acquisition Law Account and  
          subsequently reimbursed from Armory sale proceeds.  Net proceeds  
          from the sale will be deposited into the Armory Fund. 

          SUPPORT:   (Verified8/2/16)

          City of Santa Barbara
          Santa Barbara Unified School District

          OPPOSITION:   (Verified8/2/16)


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          None received

          ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT:     According to the City of Santa  
          Barbara, "the purchase of the Armory property by the City of  
          Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Unified School District will  
          allow the city and the school district to achieve a number of  
          community priorities given the size of the property and  
          proximity to the adjacent senior and junior high schools."

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  79-0, 5/5/16
          AYES:  Achadjian, Alejo, Travis Allen, Arambula, Atkins, Baker,  
            Bigelow, Bloom, Bonilla, Bonta, Brough, Brown, Burke,  
            Calderon, Campos, Chang, Chau, Chávez, Chiu, Chu, Cooley,  
            Cooper, Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Dodd, Eggman, Frazier,  
            Gallagher, Cristina Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gatto, Gipson,  
            Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Gray, Grove, Hadley, Harper, Roger  
            Hernández, Holden, Irwin, Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Kim, Lackey,  
            Levine, Linder, Lopez, Low, Maienschein, Mathis, Mayes,  
            McCarty, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Nazarian, Obernolte,  
            O'Donnell, Olsen, Patterson, Quirk, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez,  
            Salas, Santiago, Steinorth, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting,  
            Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Wilk, Williams, Wood, Rendon
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Beth Gaines

          Prepared by:Felipe Lopez / G.O. / (916) 651-1530
          8/3/16 19:31:23

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