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File #: 21-687    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 8/10/2021 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Approve the appointment of Deputy County Manager Justin W. Mates to the Countywide Oversight Board for the Successor Agencies to the thirteen dissolved redevelopment agencies in the County.

Special Notice / Hearing:                         None__

      Vote Required:                         Majority

 

To:                      Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:                      Michael P. Callagy, County Manager

Subject:                      Appointment to Countywide Redevelopment Oversight Board

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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Approve the appointment of Deputy County Manager Justin W. Mates to the Countywide Oversight Board for the Successor Agencies to the thirteen dissolved redevelopment agencies in the County.

 

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BACKGROUND:

Pursuant to AVx1 26 (2011) and the California Supreme Court’s Matosantos decision, all redevelopment agencies (RDAs) in the State were dissolved effective February 1, 2012. As of that date, each of the thirteen RDAs in San Mateo County were succeeded by “Successor Agencies” for the purpose of winding down the former RDAs’ affairs. In San Mateo County, thirteen Oversight Boards were formed to oversee the Successor Agencies winding down the affairs of each of the Boards to oversee the Successor Agencies winding down the affairs of each of the following former RDAs: Belmont, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo and South San Francisco.

 

State law further provides that, effective July 1, 2018, the above-referenced thirteen oversight boards were replaced with a single countywide oversight board to, among other things, review and approve each Successor Agency’s Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule and the disposition of the assets and properties of the former RDAs. State law provides that the Board of Supervisors may appoint two members to the Countywide Oversight Board, at least one of whom must be a member of the public.

 

DISCUSSION:

Pursuant to State law, the Countywide Oversight Board consists of seven members appointed by: the County Board of Supervisors (2 members); the City Selection Committee (1 member); the County Superintendent of Schools (1 member); the Chancellor of California Community Colleges (1 member); the Independent Special District Selection Committee (1 member); and the recognized employee organization representing the largest number of Successor Agency employees in the county (1 member). Each Oversight Board member serves at the pleasure of his or her appointing entity.

 

This Board had previously appointed Jim Saco and Tom Casey as the County’s members of the Countywide Oversight Board. Mr. Saco has notified the County that he will no longer be able to serve effective October 2021. I am recommending that the Board appoint Deputy County Manager Justin Mates to replace Mr. Saco.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

None. The appointment of members to the Countywide Oversight Board has no fiscal impact on the County because all administrative costs associated with the oversight boards are the responsibility of the successor agencies.