The Surplus Lands Act (SLA) of California (Government Code Section 54221) requires that a City or Redevelopment Successor Agency must declare property to be “surplus land” before they can take any action (sale or lease) to dispose of the property. Surplus land is land deemed not necessary for a local agency‘s use, including that according to a local agency‘s plan, including but not limited to, utility sites or land used for conservation purposes. In the fall of 2019, Assembly Bill 1486 amended the SLA to address the current housing crisis by promoting the construction of affordable housing on surplus land. The amendment also connects affordable housing developers to local surplus land through a notification process and strengthens enforcement of the SLA by requiring reporting of surplus land inventory to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The amended law became effective on January 1, 2020.
The following notices of surplus land have been issued within the City limits: