Office of Business Development
UPDATE ON HUNTINGTON BEACH REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ACTIVITIES
On June 29, 2011 the State of California enacted Assembly Bills ABx1 26 and ABx1 27. ABx1 26 dissolves redevelopment agencies (RDA) in California and creates Successor Agencies for the purpose of "winding-down" activities of the former RDA's. ABx1 27 allowed for the voluntary continued operation of existing RDA's via a voluntary to the State's Alternative Voluntary Redevelopment Program, and the making of certain specified payments. On December 29, 2011, the California Supreme Court ruled ABx126 as constitutional, and ABx1 27 as unconstitutional.
As required by AB x1 26, the City of Huntington Beach has begun the process of winding-down the affairs of the Huntington Beach Redevelopment Agency. As part of this process, at their January 9th meeting, the City Council approved two resolutions, designating the City as a Successor Agency to the Huntington Beach Redevelopment Agency, and the Huntington Beach Housing Authority as the Successor Agency for housing-related items.
Under AB 1X 26, the Agency can only make payments that are on the approved Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule (EOPS) and the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule (ROPS).
The Office of Business Development provides staff support to the following boards, committees, and task forces:
The Economic Development Committee (EDC) is a City Council subcommittee assigned to offer input on projects that impact the City's economic development.The committee meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:00 PM on the 4th floor of City Hall.
Downtown Economic Development Committee (DTEDC) is a City Council subcommittee assigned to work with the downtown businesses on issues that deal directly with downtown Huntington Beach. The committee, comprised of downtown business owners, city staff, and City Council Members, meets the 4th Monday of each month at 5:00 PM in Room B-8 of City Hall.
The Southeast Area Committee is a City Council subcommittee that focuses on the various issues surrounding the Southeast area of the City.The committee meets every other month on the third Tuesday of the month at 4:30 pm at City Hall. To be added to the e-mail list to receive agendas, send your request to RMedel@surfcity-hb.org or click here for latest agenda.
The Citizens Participation Advisory Board (CPAB) - The CPAB provides recommendations and input to City Council for eligible public improvement and public service activities for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Regular meetings are the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM. City Council appoints citizens to the board; applications can be obtained by calling (714) 536-5553. Click here for latest agenda.
Mobile Home Advisory Board ensures the quality of life in mobile home parks and reviews matters concerning mobile home parks in the city. The Board composition consists of nine members with three representatives from each of the following groups: mobile home park owners, mobile home resident owners, and independent citizens at-large who have no affiliation or relationship with mobile home parks. The Board meets quarterly, generally on the fourth Monday in January, April, July, and October at 6:30 PM at a local mobile home park. Applications can be obtained by calling (714) 536-5542. Click here for latest Agenda. .