Council dissolves Roseville's Revitalization Committee

Committee formed in 1999 to implement revitalization strategy
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Roseville's Revitalization Committee is no more.

The 10-member committee has been dissolved in conjunction with the elimination of the Roseville Redevelopment Agency. The California Legislature abolished all redevelopment agencies on Feb. 1. 

The local committee formed in 1999 to help implement the city's revitalization strategy. Staffing and funding support for the group was provided through the redevelopment agency.

Through the years, the committee helped with the rehabilitation of both historic theaters on Vernon Street in downtown, shaped long-term revitalization policies and led streetscape improvements.

It also helped preserve the city's oldest building - the International Order of Odd Fellows building - and assisted in façade and sign rebates in downtown. The group helped oversee the investment of some $80 million during its 14-year tenure.

"They have consistently moved forward the vision of the community," said the city's Revitalization Manager, Kevin Payne, during Wednesday's Roseville City Council meeting.

The council voted to formally dissolve the committee at the meeting.

~ Sena Christian