Redevelopment Agency Dissolution
As part of the 2011 Budget Act, and in order to protect funding for core public services at the local level, the Legislature approved the dissolution of the state’s over 400 Redevelopment Agencies (RDA). After a period of litigation, Redevelopment Agencies were officially dissolved as of February 1, 2012. As a result of the elimination of the Redevelopment Agencies, property tax revenues are now being used to pay required payments on existing bonds, other obligations, and pass-through payments to local governments. The remaining property tax revenues that exceed the enforceable obligations are now being allocated to cities, counties, special districts, and school and community college districts, thereby providing critical resources to preserve core public services.
To help facilitate the winding down process at the local level, Successor Agencies have been established to manage redevelopment projects currently underway, make payments on enforceable obligations, and dispose of redevelopment assets and properties. Each Successor Agency has an oversight board that supervises its work. The oversight board is comprised of representatives of the local agencies that serve the redevelopment project area: the city, county, special districts, and K-14 educational agencies. Oversight Board members have a fiduciary responsibility to holders of enforceable obligations, as well as to the local agencies that would benefit from property tax distributions from the former redevelopment project area. Click here for the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency to the Palm Springs Community Redevelopment Agency