Government: Eureka Redevelopment Agency Study (1993)

Government: Eureka Redevelopment Agency Study (1993)

Support for a well-managed Eureka Redevelopment Agency, faithful to its mandates, responsive to the needs of the community, and open to citizen participation.
Position In Brief: 

1. There shall be a master plan for the Eureka Redevelopment Agency. The plan shall implement the 1991 Blue Ribbon Committee and the Grand Juries' Reports recommendations. The Redevelopment Agency shall be in compliance with the law.
2. The Eureka Redevelopment Agency is to take the following steps to meet some of the concerns of the 1991 Blue Ribbon Report and the 1991-92 Grand Jury Report:
A. Attract businesses where the infrastructure has already been improved.
B. Address the problem that the Eureka Redevelopment Agency has not generated the amount of revenue anticipated.
C. Compare the Eureka Redevelopment Agency with successful agencies and learn what we can for the remaining years of our agency's existence.
D. The annual report shall include progress on the achievements of the plan. It shall be professionally and economically prepared with such features as pagination and indexation, and shall have increased accessibility to the public.
3. The Redevelopment Agency shall increase public participation in oversight and decision-making.
4. A Citizens Advisory Board to the Eureka Redevelopment Agency shall be formed.
5. The composition of the Advisory Board shall attempt to achieve a broad-based and diverse representation of
the community while avoiding overrepresentation of any one group or industry. Representation from legal and
financial community is desirable. The Eureka Redevelopment Agency Board should appoint one of its members
to be a nonvoting liaison to the Citizens Advisory Board.
6. The Citizens Advisory Board shall develop and follow appropriate By-Laws. The Board shall hold regular
meetings which are open to the public, and shall comply with the Brown Act, 1994. The meeting schedule
should be coordinated with the Agency meetings and with the Housing Advisory Board meetings.
7. The following conditions must be met in order for the citizens to give direction to elected officials regarding
extension of the agency:
A. Any negotiating meetings between taxing agencies must be well "noticed," and minutes shall be made public.
B. The private consultant hired by the Eureka Redevelopment Agency will make reports, which will be part of the public record, at regular Redevelopment Agency meeting.
C. Publication of a 20-year synopsis report, with current addenda, on what the agency has accomplished.
D. A comprehensive presentation made at a public study session. Specific proposals by the agency for the extension period shall be published and made easily available to the public.

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Humboldt County