The Successor Agency was created as the result of the California Supreme Court decision on December 29, 2011 upholding ABx1 26, which eliminated all redevelopment agencies in California and established a process for winding down their operations.
Phone: (559) 661-5113
Fax: (559) 674-7018
The City of Madera has taken the following actions related to the wind down of the former Madera Redevelopment Agency.
On January 11, 2012, the City Council of the City of Madera elected to be the Successor Agency to the former Madera Redevelopment Agency by resolutions MRA-1497 and CC 12-08. The Successor Agency will have the authority to pay enforceable obligations and administer the dissolution and wind down of the former Madera Redevelopment Agency. The Successor Agency became operative on February 1, 2012 and all assets, properties, contracts and records of the former Redevelopment Agency have been transferred to the Successor Agency for administration. The City Council approved the appointment of former Madera Redevelopment Agency staff to the Successor Agency by resolution CC 12-28. The City Council serves as the governing board of the Successor Agency, which is a legally separate unit of local government.
Mayor Santos Garcia
Mayor Pro Tem Cecelia (Cece) Gallegos
Council Member Jose Rodriguez
Council Member Steve Montes
Council Member Anita Evans
Council Member Elsa Mejia
Council Member Artemio Villegas
The Successor Agency holds regular meetings in the Madera City Council Chambers on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
The Successor Agency received its Finding of Completion for the City of Madera Successor Agency on May 7, 2013. Pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 34179.7 the Successor Agency may utilize proceeds derived from bonds issued prior to January 1, 2011 in a manner consistent with the original bond covenants per HSC section 34191.4 (c)
Pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 34191.5 (b), the City of Madera Successor Agency submitted a revised Long-Range Property Management Plan to the California Department of Finance on February 19, 2015. The Department of Finance approved the Agency’s Long-Range Property Management Plan on March 16, 2015.
In September 2014, AB1793 was approved by the Governor and became effective January 1, 2015, amending SB341 to add additional annually reporting requirements for successor housing agencies. Among the bill’s requirements is posting on the agency’s website the results of an annual monitoring of housing units of the former redevelopment agency and housing successor, subject to covenants and restrictions, and were assisted with Low-Moderate Income Housing Asset Fund of the former redevelopment agency and the housing successor.
Links to the affordable housing projects completed by the former Madera Redevelopment Agency and City of Madera Successor Housing Agency have been updated pursuant to AB1793 and are listed below.
On January 11, 2012, the City Council of the City of Madera elected to retain the housing assets and functions previously performed by the Madera Redevelopment Agency by resolutions MRA-1498 and CC 12-09. Unlike the Successor Agency to the former Madera Redevelopment Agency, the Successor Housing Agency will act in its own capacity relative to the former housing functions of the Madera Redevelopment Agency and will meet on an as-needed basis.
Upon dissolution of redevelopment agencies February 1, 2012, the City of Madera elected to retain the housing assets and affordable housing functions of the former Redevelopment Agency as the Successor Housing Agency, now subject to the affordable housing related provisions of California Redevelopment Law (CRL). Senate Bill 341, which was approved by the Governor October 13, 2013 and went into effect January 1, 2014, amended provisions of the CRL relating to the functions to be performed by the housing successor and required new annual reporting on affordable housing financial activity, containing information regarding the Low-Moderate Income Housing Asset Fund of the former redevelopment agency.
Links to the SB341 Annual Housing Report of the Successor Housing Agency to the former Madera Redevelopment Agency are below.
428 East Yosemite Avenue
Madera, CA 93638
Phone: (559) 661-5400
Fax: (559) 674-7018
Claudia Mendoza, Neighborhood Preservation Supervisor
Phone: (559) 661-5113