Agenda Item 18
March 20, 2012
Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Expedited Bill 11-12, 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. A Government Operations and Fiscal Policy
Committee worksession is tentatively scheduled for March 26 at 2:30 p.m.
Summary of Bill
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 defmed in this Bill,
"disposition" of property which the County owns or controls
includes any sale, lease or license
for a term of at least 3 years, or lease or other document which includes an option to bui.
Specifically, Bill 11-12 would modifY County Code
• 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 ©14).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;
• requiring Council approval before any disposition of County propertl becomes
Council approval would take the form of a resolution, adopted after the
Council holds a public hearing with at least 15 days advance notice.
'''Property which the County "controls" would include property leased or licensed to the County government, as
well as any property deeded to the County.
2See ©2, lines 6-8
3See amended subsection (a) on ©2, lines 3-19.
4See ©2, lines 4-6.
With certain minor exceptions; see ©2, lines 21-22.
See new subsection (b) on ©2, lines 20-27.