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City Proposes Disposing of Surplus Properties

The City Council Homeless and Poverty committee has made a motion to have proper City authorities evaluate 575 “blocker lots” and 200 “remnant” parcels in the City to see if these properties can be used to build on for homeless.

The motion stated:

Per the City’s 2009 Strategic Real Estate Plan, the City should immediately dispose of surplus property in order to generate general fund revenue. According to the City’s Strategic Real Estate Plan, the General Services Department (GSD) has identified approximately 320 council-controlled properties, 575 “blocker lots” and approximately 200 sliver/remnant parcels that could be surplus properties. Sale of these properties could generate additional general fund revenue or be developed as housing to address the City’s gaps in housing for the homeless.

I THEREFORE MOVE that the City Council instruct the CAO, CLA, and HCID, with the assistance of DOT, Planning, GSD, and Public Works to evaluate the 575 “blocker lots” and 200 “remnant” parcels in the City to determine whether these properties can be used for housing for the homeless.

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