Article 1. Community Prerequisites of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 24. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 1.

Before any area is designated for redevelopment, the community authorized to undertake such development shall comply with the requirements of this article.
The community shall have a planning agency established pursuant to law or charter.
The community shall have a general plan which complies with Article 5 (commencing with Section 65300) of Chapter 3 of Division 1 of Title 7 of the Government Code, and which includes, but is not limited to, a housing element that substantially complies with state law.