Oversight Board


  • Carol Dutra-Vernaci, Chairperson
    Union City Mayor
  • Jaime Jaramillo, Vice Chairperson
    Executive Director, Centro de Servicios
  • Arnulfo Cedillo, Board Member
    Secretary, Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Board of Trustees
  • Mark Evanoff, Board Member
    Union City Redevelopment Manager
  • Michelle Parnala, Board Member
    New Haven Unified School District
  • Richard Valle, Board Member
    District 2 Supervisor, Alameda County Board of Supervisors
  • Dennis Waespi, Board Member
    Director, East Bay Regional Park District

Staff to the Oversight Board

  • Tony Acosta
    City Manager, City of Union City
  • Joan Malloy
    Economic and Community Development Director, City of Union City

Clerk of the Oversight Board

  • Anna M. Brown
    City Clerk, City of Union City


The Oversight Board for the Successor Agency to the City of Union City Redevelopment Agency (Oversight Board) was created pursuant to the state law that dissolved the Union City Redevelopment Agency (Former RDA), along with all 400 redevelopment agencies in California. Pursuant to Assembly Bill x1 26 (AB 26).

The Oversight Board oversees the actions of the Successor Agency to the Union City Redevelopment Agency in winding down redevelopment pursuant to state law.


AB 26 and AB 27 were passed by the State Legislature on June 15, 2011, and signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on June 28, 2011. AB 26 immediately suspended all new redevelopment activity and dissolved all redevelopment agencies effective October 1, 2011. AB 27 established a voluntary alternative program whereby a redevelopment agency would be exempt from the dissolution measures of AB 26 if the legislative body were to enact an ordinance on or before October 1, 2011 to comply with the requirements of the "voluntary" payment program provided with AB 27.

After redevelopment proponents filed litigation challenging AB 26 and AB 27 in July 2011, the California Supreme Court ("Court") issued a partial stay of those two bills on August 11, 2011 and further modified the stay on August 17, 2011. The modification expanded the operative provisions of AB 26 to include Sections 34167.5 through 34169.5, thereby activating provisions, including but not limited to, the requirement for redevelopment agencies to prepare and submit Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedules.