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(a)(1) Execpt as provided in subdivision (c), before any property of the agency acquired in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, with tax increment moneys is sold or leased for development pursuant to the redevelopment plan, the sale or lease shall first be approved by the legislative body by resolution after public hearing. Notice of the time and place of the hearing shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the community at least once per week for at least two successive weeks, as specified in Section 6066 of the Government Code, prior to the hearing.

(2) The agency shall make available, for public inspection and copying at a cost not to exceed the cost of duplication, a report no later than the time of publication of the first notice of the hearing mandated by this section. This report shall contain both of the following:

(A) A copy of the proposed sale or lease.

(B) A summary which describes and specifies all of the following:

(i) The cost of the agreement to the agency, including land acquisition costs, clearance costs, relocation costs, the costs of any improvements to be provided by the agency, plus the expected interest on any loans or bonds to finance the agreements.

(ii) The estimated value of the interest to be conveyed or leased, determined at the highest and best uses permitted under the plan.

(iii) The estimated value of the interest to be conveyed or leased, determined at the use and with the condition, covenants, and development costs required by the sale or lease. The purchase price or present value of the lease payments which the lesser will be required to make during the term of the lease. If the sale price or total rental amount is less than the fair market value of the interest to be conveyed or leased, determined at the highest and best use consistent with the redevelopment plan, then the agency shall provide as part of the summary an explanation of the reasons for the difference.

(iv) An explanation of why the sale or lease of the property will assist in the elimination of blight, with reference to all supporting facts and materials relied upon in making this explanation.

(v) The report shall be made available to the public no later than the time of publication of the first notice of the hearing mandated by this section.

(b) The resolution approving the lease or slae shall be adopted by a majority vote unless the legislative body has provided by ordinance for a two-thirds vote for that purposeand shall contain a finding that the sale or lease of the property will assist in the elimination of blightor provide housing for low- or moderate-income persons, and is consistent ewith the plan adopted pursuant to Section 33490. The resolution shall also contain one of the following findings:

(1) The consideration is not less than the fair market value at its highest and best use in accordance with the plan.

(2) The consideration is not less than the fair value at the use and with the covenants and conditions and development costs authorized by the sale or lease.

(c)(1) Subdivisions (a) and (b) shall not apply to the sale or lease of a small housing project, as defined in Section 33013, if the legislative body adopts a resolution that authorizes the agency to sell or lease a small housing project pursuant to this subdivision. The agency may sell or lease a small housing project pursuant to this subdivision if, prior to the sale or lease, the agency holds a public hearing pursuant to Section 33431. Any agency that has sold or leased a small housing project pursuant to this subdivision shall, within 30 days after the endof the agency's fiscal year in which the sale or lease occurred, file a report with the legislative body which discloses the name of the buyer, the legal description or street address of the property, the date of the sale or lease, the consideration for which the property was sold or leased by the agency to the buyer or lessee, and the date on which the agency held its public hearing for the sale or lease, pursuant to Section 33431.

(2) As used in this subdivision asnd Section 33413, "persons and families of low- and moderate-income" has the same meaning as that term is defined in Section 50093.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 64, Sec. 1.)