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File #: 21-0143    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/20/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/9/2021 Final action: 2/9/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Facilities Division, recommending the Board find and declare that the County owned real properties located at 515 & 525 Main Street, Placerville are exempt surplus land. FUNDING: N/A
Related files: 18-0707, 21-0330, 21-0628
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Chief Administrative Office, Facilities Division, recommending the Board find and declare that the County owned real properties located at 515 & 525 Main Street, Placerville are exempt surplus land.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On May 8, 2018, the Board declared the real property located at 515 & 525 Main Street, Placerville as surplus and directed staff to begin the process of sale or disposition of the property. The buildings on the property were previously used as offices for the District Attorney and have remained vacant since December 2017 and no longer needed for County’s use.

New legislation which took effect on January 1, 2020 (AB 1486) amended the Surplus Land Act (Government Code Section 54220 et seq.). The Act requires that before a local agency takes any action to dispose of property, it must be declared as either “surplus land” or “exempt surplus land” as supported by written findings. Beginning January 1, 2021, local agencies are also required to report to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (“HCD”) a description of the notices of availability transmitted, a summary of negotiations conducted with entities responding to the notice, and any restrictions proposed to be recorded against the property upon disposition, including affordability covenants. HCD has 30 days to notify the local agency if it is in compliance with the disposition procedures. The local agency has 60 days to cure and correct any violations before HCD may assess a penalty. For a first violation, HCD may impose a monetary penalty of 30% of the sales price and 50% for any subsequent violation.

Property that qualifies as “exempt surplus land” is not subject to the Surplus Land Act disposition procedures. Pursuant to HCD Guidelines, a local agency that determines that property is exempt surplus land is required to provide a copy of the written determination to HCD at least 30 days prior to the disposition.

Although the Bo...

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