CADA is committed to building a sustainable Capitol Park neighborhood. Resource conservation and smart growth, principles pioneered by CADA in partnership with the State of California and the City of Sacramento are key components of CADA’s urban properties development and management endeavors. At CADA, we believe it’s time for city life. City life provides time for making a living; time for friends and family; time for personal fulfillment; and time for civic engagement. City Life is a viable path to a sustainable future.
CADA’s vision describes the ideal future that we are striving to create through our projects and work. Our vision is:
A sustainable Capitol Park Neighborhood that captivates city dwellers and inspires the people of California.
CADA’s mission outlines our main purpose and describes the roles we play to achieve our vision. Our five-fold mission is:
To implement… the residential and neighborhood components of the State of California’s Capitol Area Plan and the City of Sacramento’s R Street Corridor Master Plan;
To contribute… to the on-going vibrancy and diversity of Sacramento’s urban core by creating a neighborhood at its center that is environmentally, socially and fiscally sustainable;
To provide… professional management services for CADA residential and neighborhood commercial properties;
To support… the State’s efforts to meet its office needs in a manner that addresses the evolving dynamics of the Sacramento Metropolitan region; and
To inspire… the people of California by creating an engaging environment about the State Capitol.
CADA’s values are the principles and beliefs that guide us. Our values are:
Leadership: We provide direction and guidance by staying at the field forefront.
Collaboration: We work together as a team and seek partnership opportunities.
Creativity: We take an innovative approach to our work.
Commitment: We make good on our promises.
Stewardship: We conserve and utilize resources eff ectively and effi ciently.
Effectiveness: We pursue tangible, measurable objectives.
CADA is a joint powers authority between the State of California and the City of Sacramento created to implement the plans and objectives of the State Capitol Area Plan, as directed by the State of California and the City of Sacramento. The Capitol Area Plan is a mixed-use plan for the management, development and disposition of state-owned property located directly south and east of the State Capitol and Capitol Park in the City of Sacramento.
CADA has been specifi cally designated to implement the housing and support retail goals of the Capitol Area Plan. The Capitol Area Plan legislation sets a population goal of 3,500 residents living in housing built for a variety of incomes. Additional legislation enacted in 1978 requires that CADA maintain 25 percent of its units at aff ordable levels for low-income households and provides CADA the powers of a redevelopment agency for the Capitol Area Redevelopment Project Area.
In 2002, legislation was passed that expanded CADA’s redevelopment project boundaries to include a key section of the R Street Corridor, a former warehouse and industrial district. The purpose of this expansion was to address blight and accelerate the pace of investment and redevelopment along the southern border of the Capitol Area between 10th and 19th Streets. Redevelopment of this blighted area will enhance the Capitol Park Neighborhood and serve as an opportunity for transitoriented development in proximity to the 13th and 16th Street Light Rail Stations.
The R Street Area Implementation Plan adopted by CADA in 2007 sets forth the strategies and programs that CADA will pursue with tax increment and other public funds to develop and redevelop the CADA portion of the R Street Corridor, generally from 9th Street to 19th Street.
CADA’s success in developing and redeveloping the Implementation Plan area will depend on its ability to address the many development obstacles that exist. These development challenges include; inadequate infrastructure, Brownfield clean-up, escalating market prices for land and construction, and funding of public improvements.
The R Street Area Implementation Plan also identifi es the strategies and programs CADA will utilize to attain the aff ordable housing mandates of the R Street Area enabling legislation. In the R Street Area, at least fi fteen percent of all units developed by public or private entities other than CADA by build-out must be aff ordable for low or moderate income households. Of these units at least forty percent must be affordable to very low income households. Thirty percent of any housing units developed by CADA in the R Street Area by build-out must be aff ordable to low or moderate income households. Of these units at least fi fty percent must be affordable to very low income households.
CADA has a broad range of stakeholders: the people of the State of California who deserve a capital city of quality and distinction, the citizens of the City of Sacramento who should know the area as a vibrant part of their community, the public and private employees who work there, the residents who live there, the businesses that support it and the visitors who frequent the Capitol Area.
CADA’s internal stakeholders are its Board and staff , the State Legislature, the State Department of General Services, the Capitol Area Committee, the Sacramento City Council and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
CADA’s policy is directed by a fi ve member board of directors. Two are appointed by the State of California, two are appointed by the City of Sacramento and the fifth member is selected by the Board. CADA employees are at-will employees. They serve at the discretion of the Executive Director who is hired by the Board. To maximize effectiveness and accountability, CADA’s staff are assigned to one of four service units: Property Management, Asset Management, Development or Administrative Services.
Property Management Services staff maximize property management revenue through eff ective customer service. Asset Management Services staff focus on the maintenance, care and long-term investment CADA makes in its properties. Development Services staff identify new projects and attract private development partners to create them. Administrative Services staff support the other service units and the Board of Directors.
CADA currently has 18 staff members based in its administrative offi ce, an eight-member maintenance crew and 12 resident services representatives. Legal counsel for CADA is provided under contract with a private law firm. CADA is responsible for developing and managing its own budget. While it is a joint powers authority created by the State of California and the City of Sacramento, it does not receive operational fi nancial support from either. CADA’s revenue streams are the rents generated by properties it manages and the tax revenue generated by properties within its redevelopment project area.
The contributions the State makes to CADA are ground leases of State land until the land can be developed by CADA and/or the private sector. At that point, the State land is purchased by CADA at fair market value and sold or leased for development. The City of Sacramento contributes investment/fi nancial services and planning/funding assistance for new projects.
The goals and strategies CADA is using to build a sustainable Capitol Park Neighborhood are stated in the CADA Strategic Plan 2008-2013.