Grass Valley approves plan to acquire South Auburn Street parking lot |

Grass Valley approves plan to acquire South Auburn Street parking lot

During a meeting on Tuesday, the Grass Valley City Council recommended the Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board amend the Long Range Property Management Plan, a move that allows the city to put a parking lot on South Auburn Street under its ownership, without any transfer costs.

Under state legislation SB 107, the city is able to make a one-time change to its Long Range Property Management Plan to acquire public parking lots without being charged by any taxing entities.

The plan identified four previous property assets that were owned by the Redevelopment Agency, which could be retained by the city.

Among them is the 13,508-square-foot parking lot, which sits at the corner of South Auburn Street and Neal Street. The site is currently being used as a permitted parking lot for workers in the business district and will be transferred to city ownership under the new law.

In other business on Tuesday, the city council approved a memorandum of understanding in the amount of $32,177.60 from the Nevada County Transportation Commission to Grass Valley.

The fund will be used to support the Grass Valley Transportation Impact Fee Update, a program that funds roadway improvements in the city.

Also on Tuesday, the city council updated descriptions of the police chief position and reclassified the administration services manager position as a general ledger accountant position.

All of the above items fell under the consent agenda and were approved unanimously.

To contact Staff Writer Teresa Yinmeng Liu, please call 530-477-4236, or email

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