Dissolution of the San Gabriel Redevelopment Agency
On December 29, 2011, the California Supreme Court ruled in the redevelopment litigation – CRA vs. Matosantos – upholding ABx1 26 which abolished redevelopment agencies and striking down ABx1 27 that would have allowed agencies to survive if they contributed money to the State. As a consequence of the ruling, redevelopment agencies were dissolved on February 1, 2012.
On February 7, 2012, pursuant to Part 1.85 of Division 24 of the Health and Safety Code, the City Council of the City of San Gabriel adopted Resolution No. 12-03 designating the City of San Gabriel as the Successor Agency to the San Gabriel Redevelopment Agency. As Successor Agency, the City is responsible for winding down the Agency’s existing obligations and liquidating the Agency’s assets.
At the same time, the City Council approved and adopted a revised Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule (“EOPS”) by Resolution No. 12-05.
On February 21, 2012, the City Council elected to transfer assets and functions previously performed by the San Gabriel Redevelopment Agency to the Los Angeles County Housing Authority Pursuant to Part 1.85 of Division 24 of the California Health and Safety Code and adopted Resolution No. 12-04.
AB1484 was enacted in 2012, which legislation clarified some provisions of ABx1 26 and provided some additional requirements and some benefits for successor agencies including the ability to repay City loans otherwise not allowable under ABx1 26 and AB 1484 are together referred to as "the Dissolution Act."
Successor Agency Oversight Board
On February 21, 2012, pursuant to ABx1 26, the City Council affirmed Mayor David R. Gutierrez’s appointments to the Oversight Board by Resolution No. 12-08. According to the implementation of requirements of AB 1X 26, the mayor of each city appoints two of the seven members to the Oversight Board, one to represent the city and one to represent the employees of the former redevelopment agency. This Board will guide the Agency’s dissolution and oversee the repayments and implementation of projects underway. The legislation also provides for Board appointments to be made by the Los Angele County Board of Supervisors, the Los Angeles County Board of Education, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, and the largest special district by property tax share.
Each six month period, the Oversight Board reviews and approves a Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule or ROPS which schedule guidelines expenditures of the Successor Agency in the following six month period.
View copies of the ROPS approved by the San Gabriel Oversight Board
Agendas and Minutes of the Successor Agency Oversight Board