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Mudds Restaurant (10 Boardwalk Place)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. When was Mudds acquired?
    The San Ramon Redevelopment Agency purchased the property for $2,031,074.82 in 2008.

  2. When was Crow Canyon Gardens acquired?
    The San Ramon Redevelopment  Agency purchased this property in May of 1991.  This property will be retained by the City as a Public Park

  3. What happened to the San Ramon Redevelopment Agency?
    The San Ramon Redevelopment Agency was established in 1986 as a governmental entity separate from the City of San Ramon. It was established to redevelop certain defined areas of the City of San Ramon.

    As part of the 2011 State of California Budget Act the Legislature approved the dissolution of the state’s 400 plus RDAs. After a period of litigation, RDAs were officially dissolved as of February 1, 2012.  On that date, all assets, properties, contracts, leases, books and records, buildings and equipment of redevelopment agencies were transferred to successor agencies.
    The specific statute that dissolved the Redevelopment agency is Section 34172 of the Health and Safety Code, as modified by the California Court decision entered December 29, 2011, in California Redevelopment Assn. v. Vatosantos (2011) 53 Cal.4th 231.

  4. What happened to all the assets/obligations that were a part of the Redevelopment Agency?
    On January 10, 2012, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2012-004, affirming that the City would serve as the Successor Agency to the former San Ramon Redevelopment Agency, in which capacity the City will wind down the affairs of the former Redevelopment Agency at the direction of an oversight board.  The Successor Agency is a separate legal entity from the City of San Ramon.  Although the Successor Agency is a separate legal entity from the City the members are also the same members as the City Council.

  5. What is the role of the Successor Agency?
    The Successor Agency is charged, generally, with carrying out the enforceable obligations of the former Redevelopment Agency, repaying outstanding debts of the former Redevelopment Agency, and disposing of the former Redevelopment Agency’s non-housing property and assets. The city, county, or city and county that authorized the creation of the Redevelopment Agency is the Successor Agency. 

  6. What is the Oversight Board?
    Each Successor Agency has an Oversight Board (OB) that supervises its work.  The OB is comprised of representatives of the local agencies that serve the redevelopment project area: the city, county, special districts, and K-14 educational agencies.

  7. What is the role of the Oversight Board?
    Oversight Board members have a fiduciary responsibility to holders of enforceable obligations, as well as to the local agencies that would benefit from property tax distributions from the former redevelopment project area. 

  8. Why can’t the City keep Mudds as a Park?
    Redevelopment law states that the Oversight Board shall direct the Successor Agency to dispose of all assets and properties of the former Redevelopment Agency; provided however, that the Oversight Board may instead direct the Successor Agency to transfer ownership of those assets that were constructed and used for a governmental purpose, such as roads, school buildings, parks, police and fire stations, libraries, parking facilities and lots dedicated solely to public parking, and local  agency administrative buildings, to the appropriate public jurisdiction pursuant to any existing agreements relating to the construction or use of such an asset.  The Mudds property does not meet the requirements under Section 34181(a)(1) to be considered a “governmental purpose “ property.  In fact at the time when redevelopment agencies were dissolved in 2012, there was a Disposition and Development Agreement  in place between the Agency and a private individual whereby the Agency would enter into  a ground lease and the developer would reconstruct and operate a restaurant on the Mudds property.  The agreement terminated when the developer was unable to obtain financing.

  9. Why can’t the City purchase the Mudds property for $1?
    The Successor Agency, under supervision of the Oversight Board, is required to sell the property “... in a manner aimed at maximizing value”. (Health & Safety Code Section 34177) The State Department of Finance website has a full set of information for you to review at their website ‐ http://www.dof.ca.gov/Programs/Redevelopment/

  10. What is the fair market value of the Mudds property? 
    The last appraisal for Mudds property was $1.2 million.

  11. What is the current zoning of the Mudds property?
    The property is zoned as limited office.

  12. Where can I find a copy of the Long Range Property Management Plan (LRPMP)?
    The LRPMP is available at Department of Finance Website http://www.dof.ca.gov/Programs/Redevelopment/ along with the accompanying resolutions adopted by the Oversight Board.  Please note that the zoning of the Mudds property is incorrectly listed on appendix 1 of the revised plan. The State of California acknowledged this error in a follow up letter to the Oversight Board, but did not require a re-submittal of the LRPMP.

  13. Where can I learn more about the Redevelopment Dissolution Process?
    You can read the information from the Department of Finance at http://www.dof.ca.gov/Programs/Redevelopment/.

 

 

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