Under Florida law (Chapter 163, Part III), local
governments are able to designate areas as Community Redevelopment
Areas when certain conditions exist. Since all the monies used in
financing CRA activities are locally generated, CRA’s are not overseen
by the State, but redevelopment plans must be consistent with local
government comprehensive plans.
The City of Opa-locka Community Redevelopment Agency Board is Chaired by Chair Jannie Russell. The board members include Mayor Matthew Pigatt, Vice Mayor Chris Davis, Commissioner Sherelean Bass, Commissioner Alvin Burke, Commissioner Joseph L. Kelley, and Rose Tydus.