Others Present: Pasmant, Alvarez-Glasman, Chung, Fields, Ballard, Janis, Wills, Samaniego, Durbin, Freeland, Carter, Bommarito, Bachman, Taylor, Hoppe, Tedesco, Berry
Commissioner Wong stated that he would abstain from the discussion and vote on the following joint public hearing issue, as conflict of interest laws forbids him from participating. His familys business, located in the general vicinity, was sold a couple of months ago and not enough time has elapsed to lift the conflict.
JOINT PUBLIC HEARING WITH THE CITY COUNCIL
Amendment No. 3 to the Redevelopment Plan for the West Covina Redevelopment Project Area
RDA Project Area Amend. No. 3 Commission Secretary verified the affidavit of publication. Chair-man Miller opened the hearing and City Attorney/General Counsel Alvarez-Glasman presented the staff report. He noted one letter has been received from Mr. Melvin Henry Cavanaugh, Jr, dated April 29, 2004, requesting that his property at 1122 Azusa Canyon Road, West Covina, be excluded from the project area.
Public Testimony Chairman Miller opened the public testimony portion of the hearing and asked for comments in favor of the amendment, and
none then in opposition to the amendment. As no one addressed the joint body, Chairman Miller closed the public testimony portion of
Testimony closed the hearing.
In regard to the letter requesting exclusion from the redevelopment project area, the joint body concurred in denying the request.
Motion by Hernandez and seconded by Herfert to direct staff to prepare a response to the submitted letter and report back to the City Council at the June 1, 2004 meeting with the first reading of the ordinance adopting Amendment No. 3 to the Redevelopment Plan for the West Covina Redevelopment Project Area. Motion carried 3-0-1 with Wong abstaining (conflict of interest).
Commissioner Wong returned to the Council table.
Chairman Miller continued forward with the CDC agenda, as there were only two Consent Calendar Items remaining for con-sideration.
CONSENT CALENDAR Extension of Affordable Housing Covenant Between the West Covina Senior Villas LLC, and the Community Development Commission of the City of West Covina
It is recommended that the CDC take the following actions:
1) Approve the request to extend the terms of the $4,250,000 Promissory Note dated May 15, 2002 between West Covina Senior Villas and the Community Development Commission of the City of West Covina (formerly referred to as the Redevelopment Agency of the City of West Covina) from 30 years to 99 years, and;
2) Authorize the Executive Director to prepare and execute all necessary documents to effectuate the terms of this modification.
Treasurers Report (receive and file)_____________
Treasurers Report of cash balances and investments for the month of March 2004.
CONSENT CALENDAR MOTION Motion by Wong and seconded by Herfert to approve the items listed on the Consent Calendar. Motion carried by roll call vote:
AYES: Herfert, Hernandez, Sanderson, Wong, Miller
ADJOURNMENT Motion by Hernandez and seconded by Wong to adjourn the meeting at 11:54 pm. Motion carried 5-0.