Presenter: Austin Cho, Downey Brand LLP
In an effort to increase opportunities for development of affordable housing and open spaces in California, Assembly Bill 1486 (Ting, 2019) ushered in a host of new procedural requirements local agencies must follow prior to selling or leasing real property under the Surplus Land Act. These new requirements include formal findings declaring the land as surplus, issuing notices of availability to interested housing sponsors and other public agencies with jurisdiction over the land, engaging in a mandatory good faith negotiations, and apprising the California Department of Housing and Community Development ("HCD") of all the steps taken along the way. The amendments to the Surplus Land Act also bestow upon HCD expanded enforcement powers and impose penalties for local agencies that fail to comply.
Despite HCD's issuance of guidelines earlier in 2021, navigating the procedural and substantive requirements of the Surplus Land Act remains a challenge for many local agencies, including special districts. This webinar will provide an overview of the requirements governing the disposition of agency-owned real property and identify the key exceptions and considerations that may help avoid pitfalls and streamline the process.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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CSDA webinars are offered at no charge to all Members in part through the generous support of the Special District Risk Management Authority.