Emeryville Oversight Board

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Under ABx26, the State law that abolished all redevelopment agencies, the City as Successor Agency to the Emeryville Redevelopment Agency is charged with winding down the operations of the Agency. This process of winding down the redevelopment agency is subject to review by a County-level Oversight Board.

Under ABx26, the Oversight Board’s primary responsibility is to approve all of the proposed payments on the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule (ROPS) submitted by the city as Successor Agency. The ROPS is the basis by which the Oversight Board will determine what property tax based revenue the city will receive to conduct its role as successor agency. ROPS payments include obligations such as bond debt service as well as contractual obligations for existing economic development, asset maintenance, and capital improvement projects. Obligations that are not approved by the Oversight Board will not be enforceable (such as for work that was planned and approved but not yet started) and will have to be funded with City General Fund monies in order to take place. Any remaining assets of the defunct Redevelopment Agency are then to be handed over to the County Auditor for disbursement to the taxing entities providing services in Emeryville.

AB 26x provides that the Oversight Board include consisting of the following: (1) one member appointed by the Mayor/City Council; (2) one member appointed by the County Board of Supervisors; (3) one member appointed by AC Transit, the largest special district by property tax share with territory in the city (4) one member appointed by the County Superintendent of Education, (5) one member appointed by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges; (6) one member of the public appointed by the County Board of Supervisors; and one member selected from the former employees of the Emeryville Redevelopment Agency.

Regular Meetings

The Oversight Board’s regular scheduled meetings are on the 4th Tuesdays of the month, starting at 5:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noticed) and are held in City Council Chambers, Emeryville Civic Center, 1333 Park Avenue. Oversight Board meetings are broadcast live and rebroadcast (check programming schedule) on ETV: Cable Television Station 27 and podcast live/archived through the city’s website. Downloadable Board agendas and related staff reports / documents are available starting the Friday before the scheduled Board meeting and are also archived through city’s website homepage (see right hand box).

Board Members

Aisha Brown County Board of Supervisors
John Gooding County Board of Supervisors, Member of the Public
Greg Harper Largest Special District Member
Dianne Martinez Emeryville City Council Member
Chadrick Smalley Emeryville Redevelopment Agency Employees Representative
TBD Chancellor of California Community Colleges
TBD County Superintendent of Education

Contact the Committee: ob@emeryville.org