Others Present: Pasmant, Alvarez-Glasman, Fields, Yauchzee, Freeland, Dewus, Johnson, Hoppe, Samaniego, Durbin, Bommarito, Wills, McIsaac, Bachman, Swink, Gardner, Morgan, Chung, Lee, Berry
CONSENT CALENDAR Eclipse Development Group
Extension of Exclusive Negotiation Agreement
Recommendation is to authorize the Executive Director to extend the Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with Eclipse Development Group (Eclipse) for an additional 180 days for an opportunity to pursue commercial development opportunities.
CONSENT CALENDAR ACTION Motion by Miller and seconded by Sanderson to approve the foregoing Consent Calendar item. Motion carried by roll call vote:
AYES: Hernandez, Miller, Sanderson, Wong, Herfert
Commission Wong stated that due to conflict of interest laws, he would abstain from the discussion and vote on the following item as his family owns commercial property within the project site.
GLENDORA AVENUE MASTER PLAN DOWNTOWN AREA REVITALIZATION
Redevelopment Agency Director Chung presented the staff report and responded to Commissioner questions. Commissioner com-ments included: current budgetary concerns, unfinished adjacent green area at the Edward Theatre, and past efforts to revitalize the Glendora Avenue shops, keep the Vision 2020 suggestions in mind, and how to interact with the existing small businesses.
Herb Redholtz Herb Redholtz, a West Covina resident, felt this particular area of West Covina is underutilized and cautioned moving ahead with extending time and effort only to be shut down later.
Joanne Wilner Joanne Wilner, a West Covina resident, suggested the Commission seek the preferences of the people in the adjacent areas.
Motion by Miller and seconded by Hernandez to use Scenario C as a starting point in developing a more realistic concept for the Glendora Avenue strip, meeting with the tenants and businesses for their input at a community meeting, and direct staff to provide the answers to Chairman Herferts questions regarding past efforts and funds expended. Chairman Herfert noted that he would support the motion in that it was not authorizing the expenditure of funds at this point.
Motion carried 4-0 with Wong abstaining.
ADJOURNMENT Motion by Miller and seconded by Hernandez to adjourn the meeting at 10:40 pm. Motion carried 4-0 (Commissioner Wong had not returned to his seat in time for this vote).