ORDINANCE No. 826

AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, DELEGATING TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE CERTAIN POWERS TO ACT AS THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR CERTAIN UNINCORPORATED TERRITORY PROPOSED FOR INCLUSION IN A CITY OF RIVERSIDE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA (HUNTER PARK / NORTHSIDE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA)

WHEREAS, the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Riverside, in conjunction with the City of Riverside, desires to form the Hunter Park/Northside Redevelopment Project Area (the “Project Area”), which is approximately 2,640 acres in size; and

WHEREAS, the Project Area would comprise an area within the City of Riverside’s territorial limits, with the exception of approximately 70 acres of unincorporated land along both sides of Main Street north of Carter Avenue, as shown in Exhibit “A” attached hereto and incorporated by this reference; and

WHEREAS, the Project Area is characterized by economic and physical blight and are necessary for effective redevelopment of the entire Project Area; and,

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 33213 of the California Community Redevelopment Law (the “CRL”), Health and Safety Code Section 33000, et seq., the legislative body of one community may be ordinance authorize redevelopment of an area within its territorial limits by another community if such area is contiguous to such other community; and

WHEREAS, the Project Area is contiguous to City of Riverside’s territorial limits; and

WHEREAS, the County wishes to retain and extend the cooperative relationship between the County and the City, and desires to authorize the City of Riversideto undertake redevelopment in the unincorporated area; and

WHEREAS, the Board has reviewed and considered the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Project Area and has determined the FEIR adequately addresses the impacts of the Redevelopment Plan; and

NOW, THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1: That certain document entitled “Redevelopment Plan for the Hunter Park/Northside Redevelopment Project” (the “Redevelopment Plan”), the maps contained therein, the Environmental Impact Report for the Project Area, and such other reports as are incorporated herein by reference, a copy of which is on file in the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Riverside, having been duly reviewed and considered, are hereby incorporated in this Ordinance by reference and mad a part thereof.

Section 2: The Board of Supervisors hereby delegates to the City of Riverside Redevelopment Agency the authority to act as the redevelopment agency for the area shown in Exhibit “A”, including all the rights, powers, and privileges pertaining thereto under law, as provided in Section 33213 of the CRL.

Section 3: The Riverside City Council and the Riverside Redevelopment Agency shall have all rights, powers and privileges of the CRL with respect to the Project Area.

Section 4: The Board of Supervisors shall retain all the rights, powers, and privileges of a legislative body under the CRL as they pertain to the area shown on Exhibit A, including the authority to hold a public hearing and adopt an ordinance approving the Redevelopment Plan.

Section 5: The Redevelopment Plan is hereby approved as the official Redevelopment Plan for the Project Area.

Section 6: Nothing herein shall constitute a waiver by the County of its status as a “taxing agency” under the CRL.

Section 7: This Ordinance shall take effect thirty (30) days after the date of final passage.

Section 8: If any part of this Ordinance or the Redevelopment Plan, which it approves, is held to be invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of this Ordinance or of the Redevelopment Plan, and the Board of Supervisors hereby declares it would have passed the remainder of this Ordinance or approved the remainder of the Redevelopment Plan if such invalid portion thereof had been deleted.

Section 9: The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors is hereby directed to transmit a duly signed copy of this Ordinance to the Executive Director of the City of Riverside Redevelopment Agency.

ADOPTED:

826 (3.25) 08-19-03 EFF: 09-17-03