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File #: 22-1456A    Version: 1
Type: Contract/Agreement Status: Passed
File created: 8/12/2022 Department: Pinellas County Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 9/22/2022 Final action: 9/22/2022
Title: Fiscal Year 2023 Lealman Community Redevelopment Area Work Plan.
Attachments: 1. Proposed FY23 Lealman Work Plan, 2. FY23 Proposed Lealman CRA Work Plan Report.Final, 3. Lealman CRA Plan, 4. Adopted resolution 19-10

Subject:

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Fiscal Year 2023 Lealman Community Redevelopment Area Work Plan.

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Recommended Action:

Recommended Action

Sitting as the Community Redevelopment Agency (Agency), approve the Fiscal Year (FY23) 2023 Lealman Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) Work Plan.

 

                     The proposed Work Plan was first presented to the Agency at a July 14th Work Session and includes $2.245 million of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) spending for projects and programs that conform to the nine objectives outlined in the Lealman CRA Plan and thereby Chapter 163 of Florida Statues, which governs CRAs.

                     The proposed Work Plan is a communication tool for staff to seek approval from the Agency and the Lealman CRA Advisory Committee on specific projects and programs requiring TIF expenditures, and to communicate progress with residents and community stakeholders.

                     Staff is making this request as a best management practice in furtherance of efficient implementation of the Lealman CRA Plan. 

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Strategic Plan:

Ensure Public Health Safety and Welfare
2.2 Be a facilitator, convener, and purchaser of services for those in need.

Foster Continual Economic Growth and Vitality
4.2 Invest in communities that need the most

Deliver First Class Services to the Public and Our Customers
5.3 Ensure effective and efficient delivery of county services and support

 

Summary:Summary

As a best management practice in furtherance of implementing the Lealman CRA Plan, staff has developed a process to create an annual Work Plan in coordination with the Lealman CRA Advisory Committee that will be presented to the Agency each year for approval. The FY23 Work Plan associated with this agenda item conforms to the goals and objectives contained within the Lealman CRA Plan and thereby the associated statutory requirements for CRA’s as outlined in Chapter 163, Part III, of the Florida Statutes, and is presented here to the Agency for approval. 

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Background Information:

In July 2015, via Resolution 15-62, the Board of County Commissioners (Board) made a positive finding of blighted conditions and established the Lealman Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), directed staff to create a redevelopment plan for the CRA. Also in July 2015, via Ordinance 15-29, the Board established the Agency and appointed itself as its governing body. The Board established the Lealman Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Committee via Resolution 15-70 to assist staff in drafting the redevelopment plan and to advise on its implementation, and on June 7, 2016, the Board approved the Lealman CRA Plan via Resolution 16-40, which was later amended by the adoption of Resolution Nos. 17-36 and 19-11. On March 12, 2019, the Board adopted resolution 19-10, which grants the County Administrator the authority to approve and execute certain contracts, documents, and instruments on behalf of the Agency for the purpose of implementing the Plan, pursuant to powers enumerated in Section 163.370 of the Florida Statutes.

 

Fiscal Impact:

Appropriation of $2.245 million for projects and programs identified on the FY23 Lealman CRA Work Plan as funded by the CRA are included in the proposed budget for the Lealman Community Redevelopment Area Trust Fund utilizing a combination of the Countywide and the Municipal Services Taxing Unit portions of the Tax Increment Financing revenue that funds the CRA.  The $2.245 million is included as part of the FY23 Tentative Budget.

 

Staff Member Responsible:

Christopher D. Moore, Assistant to the County Administrator, Lealman Community

 

Partners:

Lealman CRA Advisory Committee

 

Attachments:

Proposed FY23 Lealman CRA Work Plan
Proposed FY23 Work Plan Report
Adopted Lealman CRA Plan
Resolution 19-10 providing County Administrator delegated authority in furtherance of implementing the Lealman CRA Plan