What is blight?
Section 33031 of the California Community Redevelopment Law, contained in the Health and Safety Code (January 2001), defines the characteristics of blight as follows:
  • Buildings in which it is unsafe or unhealthy for persons to live or work
  • Buildings or lots that cannot be economically used because of substandard size, design, lack of parking and the like, given present standards or physical condition
  • Incompatible adjacent or nearby uses which prevent the development of project area parcels
  • Subdivided lots of irregular form, shape, and size for proper usefulness that are in multiple ownership
  • Depreciated or stagnant property values or impaired investments
  • Abnormally high business vacancies, abnormally low lease rates, high turnover rates, abandoned buildings, or excessive vacant lots
  • A lack of commercial facilities that are normally found in neighborhoods
  • Residential overcrowding or an excess of businesses catering exclusively to adults that has led to problems of public safety and welfare

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1. What is "redevelopment"?
2. Does Fontana have a Redevelopment Agency? When was it formed?
3. What is the business of the Fontana Redevelopment Agency?
4. What is the benefit of being in a redevelopment project area?
5. What is blight?
6. What is a redevelopment plan?
7. What is a project area?
8. Why does Fontana have redevelopment projects?
9. How does the Fontana Redevelopment Agency secure funds?
10. Will property taxes be raised because of redevelopment?
11. Does the Fontana Redevelopment Agency have the power of eminent domain (condemnation of property)?
12. What is relocation?
13. If a property owner decides to sell property to the Redevelopment Agency, who determines the selling price?
14. How are the city / county and other taxing agencies affected by property tax revenue lost to the Redevelopment Agency?