Article 6. Mare Island Redevelopment Project Area of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 24. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 4.5. >> Article 6.
With the enactment of this article, it is the intent of
the Legislature to provide for precise and specific means to mitigate
the very serious economic effects of the closure of the Mare Island
Naval Shipyard on the City of Vallejo and surrounding communities by
enabling the City of Vallejo to facilitate the planning and
implementation of the reuse and redevelopment of the lands comprising
Mare Island Naval Shipyard and surrounding areas, in accordance with
the city's land use plans and facilities financing plans, through
the redevelopment process and prior to the disposition of lands by
the federal government to public entities and private parties.
(a) (1) The redevelopment plan for the Mare Island
Redevelopment Project Area need not include either of the following:
(A) The information required pursuant to subdivision (d) of
Section 33324 relative to the contents of the preliminary plan.
(B) The finding required pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision
(d) of Section 33367 relative to the conformity of the redevelopment
plan to the community's general plan.
(2) The redevelopment agency shall not expend any tax increment
funds allocated to it from the project area for expenses related to
carrying out the project unless and until the City of Vallejo finds
that the redevelopment plan conforms to the general plan of the city,
including the housing element thereof.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 33328, the report required by that
section need only be as complete as the information then available
(c) Notwithstanding Section 33344.5, the preliminary report
required by that section need only be as complete as the information
then available will permit and need not contain the information
required by subdivision (c) of Section 33344.5.
(d) The report submitted by the redevelopment agency to the
legislative body pursuant to Section 33352, need not contain the
items listed in subdivisions (b), (c), (d), (h), (j), (k), ( l), and
(m) of Section 33352, as modified by subdivision (b) of this section,
and the ordinance adopted by the legislative body pursuant to
Section 33367 need not contain the items listed in paragraphs (4) and
(12) of subdivision (d) of Section 33367.
(a) This section shall apply to a redevelopment project
area that is adopted pursuant to this article and the territory of
which includes the Mare Island Naval Shipyard.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the redevelopment
agency shall make payments to affected taxing entities required by
subdivision (a) of Section 33607.5, except that each of the time
periods governing the payments shall be calculated from the date the
county auditor makes the certification to the Director of Finance
pursuant to Section 33492.9 instead of from the first fiscal year in
which the agency receives tax-increment revenue.
(a) The territory of the Mare Island Redevelopment
Project Area shall include all of Mare Island except for the
(1) All wetlands and dredge ponds, active or inactive.
(2) Subarea 12.
(3) The expanded golf course (Subarea 11).
(4) The recreation/open-space area (Subarea 13).
(5) The residential areas of Farragut and Coral Sea Villages
(Subareas 6 and 8).
(b) As used in this section:
(1) "Subarea 6" means an area bounded on the east by Cedar Avenue
and Oak Avenue; on the south by the Rifle Range (Area 7), and the
Building 866 parking area; on the north by Third Street; and on the
west by the wetlands.
(2) "Subarea 8" means an area bounded on the south by Club Drive;
on the east by Suisun Avenue; and on the north and west by Mesa Road.
(3) "Subarea 11" means an area bounded on the west, east, and
south by Regional Park; and on the north by Coral Sea Village, Young
Drive, and Recreation Wall.
(4) "Subarea 12" means an area bounded on the south by Carquinez
Strait; on the west by the wetlands and the dredge ponds; on the east
by Mare Island Strait and Railroad Avenue; and on the north by the
golf course, Young Drive, and Recreation Wall.
(5) "Subarea 13" means an area surrounded by other excluded areas
(wetlands and dredge ponds).
(a) Notwithstanding Section 21090 of the Public Resources
Code, the redevelopment agency for the City of Vallejo or the
legislative body of the City of Vallejo may determine at a noticed
public hearing that the adoption of a redevelopment plan for the Mare
Island Redevelopment Project Area pursuant to this article is not
subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13
(commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code), except
that projects implementing the redevelopment plan, including
specific plans, rezonings, and ministerial projects that may have a
significant effect on the environment, shall be subject to the
California Environmental Quality Act. The environmental document for
any implementing project shall include an analysis and mitigation of
potential cumulative impacts that otherwise will not be known until
an environmental impact report for the redevelopment plan is
(b) The notice of the public hearing required pursuant to
subdivision (a) shall include the date, time, and place of the
hearing, a brief description of the proposed project and its
location, the date when notice will be provided pursuant to Section
21092 of the Public Resources Code, and the address where copies of
the notice of exemption are available for review.
(c) The notice required by this section shall be given to all
organizations that, and individuals who, have previously requested
notice pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, and
shall be given by publication, no fewer times than required by
Section 6061 of the Government Code, by the public agency in a
newspaper of general circulation in the area affected by the proposed
(d) If the redevelopment agency for the City of Vallejo or the
legislative body of the City of Vallejo determines, pursuant to
subdivision (a), that the adoption of a redevelopment plan is not
subject to the California Environmental Quality Act, the
redevelopment agency shall prepare and certify an environmental
impact report for the redevelopment plan within 18 months after the
effective date of the ordinance adopting the redevelopment plan. An
environmental impact report prepared and certified jointly with the
preparation of the environmental impact statement by the federal lead
agency pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42
U.S.C. Sec. 4321, et seq.) shall satisfy the requirement of this
For purposes of this article, a blighted area within the
boundaries of the Mare Island Redevelopment Project Area is either of
(a) An area in which the combination of two or more of the
conditions set forth in subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 33492.11
are so prevalent and so substantial that it causes a reduction of, or
a lack of, proper utilization of the area to an extent that
constitutes a serious physical and economic burden on the community
that cannot reasonably be expected to be reversed or alleviated by
private enterprise or governmental action, or both, without
(b) An area that contains one or more of the conditions described
in subdivision (b) of Section 33492.11, the effect of which are so
prevalent and so substantial that it causes a reduction of, or a lack
of, proper utilization of the area to an extent that constitutes a
serious physical and economic burden on the community that cannot
reasonably be expected to be reversed or alleviated by private
enterprise or governmental action, or both, without redevelopment,
and is in addition characterized by the existence of inadequate
public improvements, public facilities, and utilities, that cannot be
remedied by private or governmental action, without redevelopment.