Redevelopment Agency

What is Redevelopment?

The purpose of redevelopment is to eliminate conditions of economic and physical blight for the revitalization of declining urban areas.  Redevelopment works through partnerships between local governments and private entities to encourage new development, community investment, and job creation. Redevelopment is vital in expanding the supply of low and moderate-income housing, increasing local employment opportunity, and developing an overall quality environment for hundreds of cities and counties throughout California.

Effective February 1, 2012, the Woodland Redevelopment Agency is no longer in existence.  On June 28, 2011, as part of the 2011-2012 State of California budget bill, companion bills Assembly Bill 1X 26 (“AB 26”) and Assembly Bill 1X 27 (“AB 27”) were enacted, dissolving the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Woodland (“Agency”), unless the City of Woodland (“City”) elected to participate in the “Alternative Voluntary Redevelopment Program” established by AB 27 and paid an annual “community remittance” payment to the County of Yolo.  On July 18, 2011, a Petition for Writ of Mandate was filed in the Supreme Court of the State of California in the matter of California Redevelopment Association, et al. v. Ana Matosantos, et al., Case No. S194861 (“Legal Action”), challenging the constitutionality of AB 26 and AB 27 on behalf of cities, counties and redevelopment agencies.  On December 29, 2011, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in the Legal Action, upholding AB 26, invalidating AB 27, extending certain statutory deadlines under Health and Safety Code Sections 34170 through 34191, and dissolving all redevelopment agencies throughout the State, effective February 1, 2012. For Successor Agency progress or Oversight Board information, please click here.

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