Surplus property may be disposed of by any of the following methods:
(a) Transfer to Government Agency. Transfer to a local governmental, State or Federal agency by donation, exchange or sale.
(b) Public Auction. Auction to the highest bidder after advertisement in the official City newspaper at least 10 days prior to the auction date.
(c) Competitive Bidding. Competitive sealed bids based upon a written request for proposals. A notice of the proposed sale shall be published in the official City newspaper at least 10 days prior to acceptance of proposals. All proposals shall be delivered to the Director of the Department of Neighborhood Relations or designee by the time and date specified in the request for proposals.
(d) Private Sale. By private sale, in the following cases:
(1) Sale to an owner of the real property contiguous to the real property being sold, provided the property being sold is less than the minimum required for development under the City zoning ordinance and is without any capital improvement thereon. All abutting property owners shall have an equal opportunity to purchase the property through an invitation to bid.
(2) No purchase contract is secured after six months from the date of the public auction or the date of the notice of the bid request in subsection (c) of this section.
(3) Sale to an individual or entity where the use of the property will be used solely for a public benefit, including but not limited to affordable housing.
(e) Donation. Donation to an individual or entity where the use of the property will be used solely for a public benefit, including but not limited to affordable housing.
(f) Other Methods. Any other method approved by the Governing Body. (Ord. 20236 § 4, 1-7-20.)
Cross References:City Council – Mayor, Chapter 2.15 TMC.