The Taft Oversight Board was established to oversee actions by the Successor Agency of the Taft Community Development Agency.
The Taft Community Development Agency, a Redevelopment Agency (RDA), was created in 1986, with the objective to eliminate and prevent the spread of blight and deterioration, and to promote the conservation, rehabilitation and redevelopment of the Project Area. Other objectives were to control unplanned growth to the area, develop Taft as a business hub and to create job opportunities.
In 2011, the Taft City Council expanded the area when it purchased land from Sunset Railway Company and Union Pacific Railway Company. However, in January 2012, the State of California dissolved all the California RDA’s and the Taft City Council was named the Successor Agency of the RDA. The Oversight Board was then established on April 10, 2012, with a seven (7) member Board of Directors appointed by various stakeholders in the community.
Randy Miller, City of Taft Councilmember
Teresa Binkley, City of Taft Finance Director
Teresa Hitchock, Kern County Administrative Office
Don Koenig, West Side Recreation and Park District
Gary Bray, Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Debra S. Daniels, California Community Colleges
Dr. Kathy Orrin, Public Representative
Martin D. Koczanowicz, Attorney
Yvette Mayfield, Secretary
Regular meetings shall be held on the 3rd Wednesday of January at 2:30 p.m. in the Taft City Hall Conference Room, 209 E. Kern Street, Taft, CA 93268. (Resolution OB-2016-17)
Please click ROPS 15-16B for the most recent Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule (ROPS).
Previous years ROPS are located on the Successor Agency Oversight Committee ROPS Page.