Oversight Board of Successor Agency
The California Supreme Court recently issued a decision upholding Assembly Bill 1X 26, abolishing redevelopment agencies statewide. As a result, the City of Watsonville transferred the powers and assets of the Redevelopment Agency to the City, which will serve now as Successor Agency. The Successor Agency is required to take a number of actions to dissolve each agency, complete the Agency’s projects, and liquidate its assets.
Assembly Bill 1X26 requires each successor agency to have an oversight board composed of seven (7) members. The members shall elect one of their members as the chairperson. Members need to be selected as follows:(1) One member appointed by the county board of supervisors. (2) One member appointed by the mayor for the city that formed the redevelopment agency. (3) One member appointed by the largest special district, by property tax share, with territory in the territorial jurisdiction of the former redevelopment agency, which is of the type of special district that is eligible to receive property tax revenues pursuant to Section 34188. (4) One member appointed by the county superintendent of education to represent schools if the superintendent is elected. If the county superintendent of education is appointed, then the appointment made pursuant to this paragraph shall be made by the county board of education. (5) One member appointed by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges to represent community college districts in the county. (6) One member of the public appointed by the county board of supervisors. (7) One member representing the employees of the former redevelopment agency appointed by the mayor from the recognized employee organization representing the largest number of former redevelopment agency employees employed by the successor agency at that time.
The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors will be considering the appointments at its March 6, 2012, meeting. Santa Cruz County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools Watkins has appointed Pajaro Valley Unified School District Association Superintendent and CBO McFadden to the City’s Oversight Board.
|Supervisor, County of Santa Cruz||Greg Caput|
|Trustee, Cabrillo Community College||Margarita Cortez (Vice Chair)|
|Santa Cruz County Office of Education||Brett McFadden|
|Member of the Public||Terry Medina|
|Mayor, City of Watsonville||Eduardo Montesino (Chair)|
|Santa Cruz Stormwater District||Zach Friend|
|Former Redevelopment Agency Employee||Marcela Tavantzis|