Redevelopment Agency Minutes, July 23, 2007
DALY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
DALY CITY CIVIC CENTER - COUNCIL CHAMBERS
MINUTES – JULY 23, 2007
The meeting was called to order by Chair Gomez at 8:34 P.M.
ROLL CALL: Members Present:
Maggie Gomez, Chair
Carol L. Klatt, Vice-Chair
Judith A. Christensen, Director
Michael P. Guingona, Director
Sal Torres, Director
Patricia E. Martel, Executive Director
Rose Zimmerman, Agency Attorney
Teresa Ricci, Deputy City Clerk
Richard Berge, Assistant Director, Economic
& Community Development
Betsy ZoBell, Housing & Community Development Supervisor
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
It was moved by Vice-Chair Klatt, seconded by Director Guingona and carried to approve the minutes for the Regular Meeting of July 9, 2007.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA:
It was moved by Director Christensen, seconded by Director Torres and carried to approve the agenda for July 23, 2007.
10. Mission Street/Junipero Serra Boulevard Commercial Business District Redevelopment Project: Adoption of Five-Year Implementation Plan
Betsy ZoBell, Housing & Community Development Supervisor, presented the staff report recommending the Agency adopt the Five-Year Implementation Plan for the Mission Street- Junipero Serra Boulevard Commercial Business District Redevelopment Project in accordance with the requirements of the California Community Redevelopment Law.
She noted the Plan outlines the Agency’s goals and objectives and provides a blueprint for the 2006-2010 five-year period. The draft Plan outlines proposed activities and estimated Agency expenditures over the next five years. Specific funding to activities has been and will subject to the Agency’s budget process. The Agency’s Mission Street Committee helped identify projects and activities that are consistent with redevelopment goals.
In January a community meeting was held to discuss the Implementation Plan update and extensive discussion took place on issues relating to commercial development, affordable housing, neighborhood quality and traffic. Staff also met with Mission Street businesses in May. Attempts to facilitate a visioning session with community members and businesses were unsuccessful because assistance from an outside consultant could not be provided until fall 2007. As a result the overall visioning effort for Mission Street will be undertaken as apart of the General Plan update.
Notice of public hearing was advertised three times in the Peninsula Examiner as well as through postings throughout the project area. The draft Fie through postings throughout the project area. The draft Five Year Plan was available for public review since June 13 ay City Hall; at City libraries; and the City’s website. In addition, notice of property owners and businesses who have expressed an interest in Mission Street redevelopment activities.
Ms. Zobell noted that one piece of written correspondence commenting on the plan had been received. That letter, from the Original Daly City Protective Association, was provided to the Agency Board.
Board member Christensen asked about he difference in the numbering of objectives in the Plan and staff report. Ms. Zobell provided an explanation that the objectives were the same, but an error in numbering had left objective 14 unnumbered.
Chair Gomez opened the hearing for public comment.
Dan Smith, resident, expressed her belief that the proposed five year estimate of program expenditures of $9 million for economic development is too high.
Annette Hipona, Original Daly City Protective Association, spoke from the written correspondence, noted by Ms. Zobell and previously provided that group. Ms. Hipona noted the objections from the Original Daly City Protective Association.
Jim Strasser, 16 Brooklawn Avenue, stated his support for constructing a hotel in the Pacific Plaza project.
Marion Mann, resident, expressed her support for the proposed Five-Year Plan and her appreciation for the work of the Agency Board and staff.
Having read the proposed Plan, Agency Board members expressed their feelings on the draft document and on comments offered in the public hearing.
It was moved Director Torres, seconded by Vice-Chair Klatt and the motion carried to close the public hearing.
It was moved by Vice-Chair Klatt, and seconded by Director Torres to adopt the following resolution:
A Resolution of the Daly City Redevelopment Agency Adopting the Five-Year Implementation Plan (2006-2010) for the Mission Street-Junipero Serra Boulevard Commercial Business District Redevelopment Project Area
It was moved Director Christensen to amend the draft Five-Year Plan Specific Objective 1 from “Create a strong marketing program to attract new business and generate revenue while avoiding the wholesale displacement of existing businesses and gentrification” to “Create a strong marketing program to attract new businesses and generate revenue while avoiding the displacement of existing businesses and gentrification by the use of eminent domain.” The motion died for lack of a second.
It was moved Director Christensen to amend the draft plan Specific Objective 3 by adding a sixth bullet point that states: “Zoning considerations should include: • An absolute building height maximum of 60 feet, including Planned Developments, for all parcels that share a common property line with a residential lot or for any part of a parcel that is within 100 feet of any residential property line.”
Agency Attorney Rose Zimmerman suggested all three amendments to be proposed by Director Christensen be considered in one motion. Director Christensen agreed and moved to make three amendments to the Plan. The third amendment would add an additional Objective stating “Specific Objective #15. The Redevelopment Agency will not expand project boundaries into residential areas.” The motion died for the lack of a second.
Chair Gomez called for a roll call vote on the motion to adopt resolution RA07-016, and the motion carried by a 4-1 vote with Director Christensen voting no.
PUBLIC APPEARANCES-ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:
Annette Hipona spoke as an employee of a business in Mission Street and noted that she had applied to be a member of the General Plan Steering Committee and that the time for business representatives had been extended and that applicants from additional business representatives had been solicited.
Agency Executive Director Patricia Martel responded that she had informed the Council that staff was extending the time and would be soliciting applicants from business both large and small. Staff will submit a recommendation to the City Council and the Council will appoint members to the General Plan Steering Committee.
It was moved by Director Torres, seconded by Vice-Chair Klatt, and carried to adjourn the meeting at 9:08 PM.
Secretary of the Redevelopment Agency
Approved this 10th __ day
of September , 2007
Chair of the Redevelopment Agency