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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 20


Meeting Date: July 22, 2008

Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution making the necessary findings and determinations in accordance with Health and Safety Code Section 33445 for the financing of the Civic Center Parking Facility Project, CIP No. 337-37196, by the Brentwood Redevelopment Agency in the amount of $400,000.

Prepared by: Donald Kwong, Senior Redevelopment Analyst

Submitted by: Casey McCann, Community Development Director


RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a Resolution making the necessary findings and determinations in accordance with Health and Safety Code Section 33445 for financing of the Civic Center Parking Facility Project, CIP No. 337-37196, which shall be partially funded by the Brentwood Redevelopment Agency in the amount of $400,000.

PREVIOUS ACTION
On May 27, 2008, by Resolution No. 2008-137, the City Council adopted the City’s 2008/09 – 2012/13 Capital Improvement Program that included the Civic Center Parking Facility Project, CIP No. 337-37196, in the amount of $7,500,000, which amount is fully funded by the Brentwood Redevelopment Agency.

On June 24, 2008, by Resolution No. RDA-142, the Redevelopment Agency amended its 2008/09 budget and authorized expenditures for fiscal year 2008/09, which included a budget amount of $5,224,418, a partial funding of the Agency’s expected contribution of $7,500,000 for the Civic Center Parking Facility Project.

BACKGROUND
This is a companion staff report to the Brentwood Redevelopment Agency’s staff report tonight requesting adoption of a resolution making findings and determinations in accordance with Health and Safety Code 33445 for the financing of the Civic Center Parking Facility Project CIP No. 337-37196.

The Redevelopment Agency of the City of Brentwood intends to fund the Civic Center Parking Facility Project, CIP No. 337-37196, in an amount not to exceed $400,000 for 2007/08 costs, a partial funding of the Agency’s expected contribution of $7,500,000. As such, the City Council, acting as the legislative body of the Agency, and the Agency, in accordance with Health & Safety Code Section 33445, must make the necessary findings, including that there are no other reasonable means of financing the Project’s need for $400,000. This finding is based on the lack of sufficient funds in the capital improvement budget of the City to fund the Project together with other urgently needed public improvements and facilities, and the infeasibility of financing the Project through an assessment district, debt service or other conventional method of financing public facilities.

FISCAL IMPACT
There are no fiscal impacts associated with the Council taking action on making the necessary findings and determination in accordance with Health & Safety Code Section 33445.


Attachment:
Resolution

RESOLUTION NO.


A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD MAKING THE NECESSARY FINDINGS IN ACCORDANCE WITH HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 33445 FOR THE FINANCING OF THE CIVIC CENTER PARKING FACILITY PROJECT, CIP NO. 337-37196, BY THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD IN THE AMOUNT OF $400,000


WHEREAS, on May 27, 2008, by Resolution No. 2008-137, the City Council adopted the City’s 2008/09–2012/13 Capital Improvement Program that included the Civic Center Parking Facility Project, CIP No. 337-37196, in the amount of $7,500,000, which amount is fully funded by the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Brentwood (“Agency”); and

WHEREAS, on June 24, 2008, by Resolution No. RDA-142, the Redevelopment Agency amended its 2008/09 budget and authorized expenditures for fiscal year 2008/09, which included a budget amount of $5,224,418, a partial funding of the Agency’s expected contribution of $7,500,000 for the Civic Center Parking Facility Project.; and

WHEREAS, since the Agency intends to partially fund the Civic Center Parking Facility Project, CIP Project No. 337-37196, in an amount not to exceed $400,000, the City Council, acting as the legislative body of the Agency, in accordance with Health & Safety Code Section 33445, must make the necessary findings for financing the project’s need for $400,000 by the Agency.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood hereby finds and determines

1. The City hereby finds and determines as follows:

a. The payment of funds for the Civic Center Parking Facility Project will assist in the elimination of physical and economic blighting conditions inside the Project Area by providing necessary public improvements.

 The Downtown 2010 community workshops held in the summer 2006 provided the City with a clear understanding of the community’s vision of private and civic uses circling the City Park. The desired Civic Center includes a new and expanded library, a new community center and art gallery, a restored city park, a City Hall with outdoor community art arcades, historic walk and a civic center plaza for use as a gathering place for community-wide events and festivals. An updated parking study was commissioned based on the input received from 2010 community workshops. The conclusions re-affirmed the original 2005 parking study conclusions that there is an inadequate parking supply to support future demands. The parking study concluded that the anticipated future development will result in an overall parking demand of 840 spaces in the Downtown for evening and approximately 1000 spaces for mid-day. Parking solutions, including surface lots and parking structures, should provide parking facilities that are convenient and safe and address existing and future parking needs to support the Civic Center and the economic growth of Downtown Brentwood. The Civic Center Parking Facility Project will provide approximately 280+ spaces, with some permitted parking during the workday and non-permitted parking during the evenings and weekends to accommodate community events and festivals.

b. The Civic Center Parking Facility Project is consistent with the identified goals and objectives in the 2005-2009 Implementation Plan as follows:

 Revitalize the Merged Project Areas through the improvement and installation of public improvements, public safety provisions, transportation, circulation and parking facilities to reduce congestion, improve public safety and accommodate long-term growth and development patterns.

c. The Civic Center Parking Facility Project will be a significant benefit to the Project Area. This finding is based on the fact that the project will reduce parking congestion and improve traffic circulation thus providing a stimulus for private economic investment, and will benefit not only the immediate Project Area but the community as a whole.

d. That there are no other reasonable means available to the City of financing the Project’s costs of $400,000. This finding is based on the lack of sufficient funds in the capital improvement budget of the City to fund the Project together with other urgently needed public improvements and facilities, and the infeasibility of financing the Project through an assessment district, debt service or other conventional method of financing public facilities.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 22nd day of July 2008 by the following vote:
 
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