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April 11, 2012
Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee
Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Expedited Bi1l11-12, County Property - Disposition
Expedited Bill 11-12, County Property - Disposition, sponsored by Councilmembers
Leventhal and EIrich, Council President Berliner, and Councilmembers Andrews, Riemer, and
Navarro, was introduced on March 13, 2012. Public hearings were held on March 20 and 27.
See selected testimony, ©36-49. A Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee
worksession on this Bill was held on March 29.
Summary of Bill
As introduced, Bill 11-12 would modify the procedures for disposition of County
property and require the County Council to approve disposition of certain County properties. As
defined in this Bill, "disposition" of property which the County owns or controls
sale, lease or license for a term of at least 3 years, or lease or other document which includes an
option to buy.2
Specifically, Bill 11-12 would modifY County Code §11B-45 by:
• tightening up the current property disposition process (which includes an opportunity
for Council comments but not approval) so as to preclude the broad exemptions found
in current County regulations (see COMCOR §11B.45.01.02A-D, shown on ©13).3
This would be done by only allowing property "of nominal value" to be exempted
from the current process.
The current regulations exempt, among other categories,
"parcels at the County Life Sciences Center" and "matters of significant or strategic
interest to the County's economic development," which are not further defined. In
I"Property which the County "controls" would include property leased or licensed to the County government, as
well as any property deeded to the County.
JSee amended subsection (a) on ©2, lines 3-19.
4See ©2, lines 4-6.