Oakley Plaza/CentroMart Headed to State For Final Approval

I was able to attend the Oakley MEETING OF THE OVERSIGHT BOARD OF THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE OAKLEY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY which was short and sweet. Due to the election coverage, this one shall also be short and sweet.

5.1       Adopt a Resolution Approving the Sale of the “Oakley Plaza” Property  Located at 3090 Main Street in Oakley to Rogelstad-Thorpe, LLC and Authorizing the Executive Director to Execute all Relevant Documents to Complete the Sale (Bryan Montgomery, Executive Director)

Motion Carried 6-0

5.2       Adopt a Resolution Approving the Sale of the “Centro Mart” Property  Located at 3110 Main Street in Oakley to Cross Development and Authorizing the Executive Director to Execute all Relevant Documents to Complete the Sale (Bryan Montgomery, Executive Director)

Motion carried 6-0

Kudos go out to Bruce Connelley who issued a Public Comment as a private citizen as opposed to a board member. He explained how DG Market was not the vision the council had years ago, but was having trouble separating being a resident vs. a board member.  He asked the board members who were not from Oakley to look at how they would feel if a dollar market was their anchor location for the downtown.  While he did ultimately vote for it as a board member, his comments were appreciated by me.

With both bids accepted, they now move onto the States Oversight Committee for final approval. During the last Oakley City Council, the council approved the sale of both properties. Tonight was the final approval needed before the state can become the finalize decision maker.

The Oversight Board of the Successor Agency to the Oakley Redevelopment Agency members include:

  • Paul Abelson, City appointee
  • Pat Anderson, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District appointee
  • Robert Calone, Community College District Appointee
  • Bruce Connelley, County appointee
  • Kevin Romick, City appointee
  • Bill Swenson, County appointee
  • Eric Volta, County Office of Education appointee

For more on this committee, you can view the City Website

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