Redevelopment in Citrus Heights
Citrus Heights used redevelopment as a tool to enhance, preserve, and expand the major commercial corridors that are losing their competitive edge and showing signs of decline. At the time the agency was created, the city was especially concerned that its commercial and retail sectors were not keeping pace with growth in other parts of the region and that a declining trend was projected.
New Bills Passed ABx1 26 & 27
On June 28, 2011 the California State Legislature passed ABx1 26 and 27, budget trailer bills to implement the state budget for Fiscal Year 2011 - 2012.
On February 1, 2012, the Community Redevelopment Agency of Citrus Heights was dissolved per ABx1 26, the "Dissolution Act."
This act immediately suspended all new redevelopment activities and incurrence of indebtedness; and dissolved redevelopment agencies effective October 1, 2011.
Voluntary Program Act
ABx1 27, the Voluntary Program Act, allowed redevelopment agencies to avoid dissolution under ABx1 26 by opting into an Alternative Voluntary Redevelopment Program requiring specific, annual contributions to local schools and special districts.
Shortly after the budget trailer bills were approved, the California Redevelopment Association and the League of California Cities filed a lawsuit regarding the constitutionality of ABx1 26 and 27.
On December 29, 2011, the California Supreme Court ruled ABx1 26 constitutional and ABx1 27 unconstitutional. As a result, all redevelopment agencies have now been dissolved.
On January 12, 2012, the Citrus Heights City Council assumed the responsibilities of the successor agency for the former Community Redevelopment Agency. As of February 1, 2012, the successor agency is responsible for winding down the former agency's affairs. The successor agency is overseen by the Citrus Heights Oversight Board.
Redevelopment Agency Assisted Projects
In accordance with the requirements of AB 987, passed by the California State Legislature, the Housing Assisted by Low and Moderate Income Housing Funds (PDF) describes existing and substantially rehabilitated housing units developed or otherwise assisted with low and moderate income housing funds. This is not a listing of current available housing. This database is updated annually.