Existing law authorizes the Director of General Services, with the approval of the Adjutant General, to lease and sell real property held for armory purposes, on terms and conditions in the best interests of the state and subject to legislative approval. Existing law requires an armory to be offered for sale to any city, county, city and county, and district prior to being offered for sale to private entities or individuals. Existing law establishes the Armory Fund and requires that all proceeds from the sale or lease of armories be deposited into the fund for use, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for specified purposes related to armories. Existing law authorizes the sale of the Reedley Armory pursuant to these provisions.
This bill would, notwithstanding the previous authorization to sell the armory, require the Director of General
Services to transfer ownership of the armory to the City of Reedley for the purpose of providing services
to veterans and the families of veterans. that improve the quality of life for veterans and their families, as specified. The bill would provide that if if, on or before January 1, 2025, the armory ceases to be used for services for veterans or their families these purposes for a continuous period of 24
12 months, the City of Reedley will have a period of 6 months to purchase the property, and if the property is not purchased,
purchased for a specified amount, it will revert back to the state.