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 REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AGENDA ITEM NO. _______


Meeting Date: January 14, 2003 

Subject/Title: Discussion of Legal Opinion Regarding Redevelopment Agency Authority to Use Tax Increment Funds

Submitted by: Howard Sword, Economic Development Director
Gina Rozenski, Redevelopment Analyst

Approved by: John Stevenson, Executive Director


RECOMMENDATION 
Engage in discussion regarding the legal opinion, prepared by Special Counsel Brent Hawkins, concerning the authority granted to redevelopment agencies to use tax increment funds to carry out redevelopment projects.

PREVIOUS ACTION
None.

BACKGROUND
At its meeting of December 10, 2002, and during the discussion by the Agency Board of its financial support of a downtown marketing program sponsored by the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, the Agency Board directed staff to request a written legal opinion concerning the Redevelopment Agency’s authority to use tax increment funds. Attached is the legal opinion prepared by Special Counsel Brent Hawkins. 

This opinion outlines general principles, express and implied powers, and restrictions of using tax increment funds on redevelopment projects, programs and activities.

FISCAL IMPACT
None.


Attachment: 1) January 3, 2003, Legal Opinion



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