The Redevelopment Agency of the City of Santa Clarita was created on November 28, 1989 to undertake redevelopment activities that remove physically and economically blighted conditions that inhibit and continue to plague economic growth in the City. The Agency’s first and only redevelopment project area was established by the City Council on July 8, 1997. The 913.63 acre project area includes retail, industrial, public, and residential properties generally along the Lyons Avenue, and Railroad Avenue and Newhall Avenue corridors. The historic downtown Newhall area and the Jan Heidt Metrolink Station are within the project area boundaries.
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Compliance with AB1X 26
Governor Brown signed AB1X26 into law in June of 2011. After months of legal proceedings, the California Supreme Court upheld AB1X26 and redevelopment agencies throughout California must now begin to wind down the activities.
Redevelopment law is very complex and the dissolution process is also very difficult. To assist the community understand how AB1X26 affects the City of Santa Clarita, please read the Frequently Asked Questions document below.
Additionally, below is a graphic that shows the new paradigm of redevelopment during the dissolution process.
The redevelopment dissolution process is overseen by a seven-member body called the Oversight Board.
The Successor Agency for the former Redevelopment Agency is required to adopt a Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule (ROPS) for each six month period. The ROPS must be approved by both the Oversight Board and the California Department of Finance.