The Community Redevelopment Reform Act of 1993, as amended by SB 732 in 1994, required community development agencies in California to prepare a Redevelopment Implementation Plan for all their project areas every 5 years and to conduct a Mid-Term Review of this 5-year plan in the form of a public hearing between 2 and 3 years after the initial adoption of the plan. The 5-year Redevelopment Implementation Plan expanded on the Community Development Project Area Plan and included specific goals and objectives of the agency for the Project Area, including specific programs and potential projects. The Redevelopment Implementation Plan also documented the agency's efforts to ensure that a specific percentage of the housing developed in the project area was made available to low- and moderate-income households.
The Redevelopment Implementation Plan for the Las Pulgas Community Development Project Area was for fiscal years 2009-10 to 2013-14. It was based on information presented in previous Implementation Plans and Mid-Term Reviews, annual budgets, city staff input regarding the status of projects and housing construction, community input from area businesses and residents, and past and present rehabilitation activity.
Traditionally, the Las Pulgas Committee serves as the primary mechanism for community input to the Redevelopment Implementation Plan. However, as the committee is not currently active, extensive community involvement was utilized to allow the plan's priority projects to emerge from community needs and input. Over 130 people, including business representatives and residents, participated in three community meetings in the spring of 2009 that were held to develop the Redevelopment Implementation Plan.
The Redevelopment Implementation Plan was adopted at the November 10, 2009, meeting of the City Council / Community Development Agency Board (Staff Report #09-148). Council / agency board members requested an addendum be prepared for the plan to highlight some additional information that they felt should be included.
The implementation plan is currently suspended, given the status of the state's dissolution of the RDAs in February 2012.