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Redevelopment is a tool adopted by the California State Legislature that helps cities and counties revitalize areas that are deteriorating.  The local governing board (city council or board of supervisors) can set boundaries for a redevelopment area and adopt a plan for the removal of "blight".  It establishes a redevelopment agency to oversee implementation of the adopted plan - usually the same people that sit as the city council or the board of supervisors - and the redevelopment agency receives a portion of the real estate taxes from the project area to fund projects and programs to upgrade the area.


The City of Calimesa Redevelopment Agency has two project areas and is considering establishing a third project area.  Within a project area, the Agency can assemble land for new development, improve infrastructure and public facilities, help attract and and retain businesses, and assist with affordable housing.


In Calimesa, the City Council is also the Redevelopment Agency, and the City Manager is the Agency's Executive Director.  The redevelopment meetings are held immediately after each City Council meeting on the first and third Mondays of the month.


Bonnie Johnson, City Manager


908 Park Avenue

Calimesa, California 92320

Phone:  909.795.9801, ext. 231

Fax:  909.795.4399




7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday through Thursday


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Redevelopment Project Area No. 1

Redevelopment Project Area No. 5

Proposed Project Area No. 2

Potential New Project Area

Five-Year Implementation Plan

Calimesa Corridor Initiatives

Facade Improvement Program

Redevelopment Finance and Budgeting

Affordable Housing Policies and Procedures

Economic Development