Neighborhood Reinvestment Program

DATE:            June 26, 2012

 

TO:                 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

SUBJECT:     NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT PROGRAM AND COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (DISTRICT 1)

 

SUMMARY:

The County of San Diego is fortunate to have an opportunity to reinvest taxpayer money into our communities for the benefit of the public. This action will assist the County in meeting the needs of the community.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

VICE CHAIRMAN GREG COX:

 

  1. Establish appropriations of $158.03 in the Community Enhancement Program budget (org 12900) based on the return of the unused portion of the 6/29/2010(11) allocation of $10,000 to San Diego Filipino-American Humanitarian Foundation so the funds can be reallocated to other projects. (4 VOTES)

 

  1. Establish appropriations of $20.00 in the Community Enhancement Program budget (org 12900) based on the return of the unused portion of the 6/24/08 (11) allocation of $3,000 to Butterworth Dance Company so the funds can be reallocated to other projects. (4 VOTES)

 

  1. Establish appropriations of $3,500.00 in the Community Enhancement Program budget (org 12900) based on the return of the unused portion of the 6/29/2010 (11) allocation of $3,500 to House of Mexico so the funds can be reallocated to other projects. (4 VOTES)

 

  1. Allocate $3,678.03 from the Community Enhancement Program (Org 12900) to the Bonita Historical Society to assist with costs for general museum expenses.

 

  1. Allocate $100,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the City of San Diego for capital planning costs associated with the Chollas Creek Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail project, including preliminary engineering and environmental studies.

 

 

  1. Allocate $5,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Unified Port of San Diego for capital planning costs associated with the Coronado flag pole project, including site planning, conceptual drawings, and administrative costs associated with managing the project. 

 

  1. Allocate $16,558.87 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the San Diego Rescue Mission for the purchase of commercial washing machines to be installed at the organization’s facility at 120 Elm Street in San Diego.

 

  1. Authorize the Chief Financial Officer to execute grant agreements with these organizations establishing terms for receipt of the funds described above and to make minor amendments to the agreements that are consistent with the general purpose of the grant but do not increase the grant.

 

  1. Find that the grant awards described above have a public purpose.

 

Fiscal Impact:

The fiscal impact of these 3 Neighborhood Reinvestment Program grants is $121,558.87.  These actions will result in the addition of no staff years and no future costs.

 

BACKGROUND:

 

Bonita Historical Society

The Bonita Historical Society is a non-profit organization that operates the Bonita Museum.  Today’s allocation of $3,678.03 from the Community Enhancement Program to the Bonita Historical Society is based on returned funds from previous allocations and will assist the organization with costs for general museum expenses.

 

City of San Diego – Chollas Creek Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail Project

Chollas Creek is a 32-mile natural waterway and drainage system that traverses neighborhoods within City Heights, Oak Park, Encanto, Chollas View, Mt. View, Mt. Hope, and Southcrest, from its headwaters in La Mesa and Lemon Grove to San Diego Bay.  Chollas Creek communities are working together to restore Chollas Creek to its natural state, bringing recreational, educational, and economic benefits. 

 

A bicycle/pedestrian pathway and urban park system is envisioned for the full length of the creek beginning with the first segment providing critical connections to the Bayshore Bikeway and the 32nd Street Transit Station from the I-805 Bus Rapid Transit Center and the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA.  This short segment will bring active transportation options and recreational amenities to the communities of Barrio Logan, Southcrest and Mountain View.  These efforts are guided by multiple planning documents approved by the San Diego City Council, including the Chollas Creek Enhancement Program and South Branch Implementation Plan (adopted May 2002).  The purpose of this grant is to assist the City of San Diego in the capital planning efforts to develop the trail through this initial segment, including preliminary engineering and environmental work, with the hope of leveraging a significant Active Transportation capital planning grant from SANDAG.  Total project timeline for capital planning is estimated to be 24 months. 

 

Unified Port of San Diego

Centennial Park, at the base of Orange Avenue in the City of Coronado, is public open space adjacent to San Diego Bay owned by the Unified Port of San Diego.  A private citizen has offered to donate a flag pole and a United States flag for the site.  Hundreds of thousands of residents, visitors, and military personnel visit the San Diego Bay region every year, and would be able to view the flag pole from the bay.  The flag pole would be dedicated to “all the men and women who serve and who have served in the United States military."  Today’s grant will assist Port staff with site planning, conceptual drawings and administrative costs associated with the placement of a flag pole at Centennial Park.  The project location has been approved by the Coronado City Council.  Additional work by Port staff is needed to bring this project to fruition.

 

San Diego Rescue Mission

The San Diego Rescue Mission is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide food for the hungry and shelter for the homeless.  Their goal is present every man, woman and child with the tools they need to succeed and to be prepared for whatever their futures bring, free of addictions and abuse.  Their programs benefit some of the region’s most vulnerable people by providing residential rehabilitation for up to approximately 350 people at one time, emergency shelter and emergency services to women and children in crisis.  They also operate a 30-bed recuperative care unit for chronically homeless men and women.  There is a tremendous need for new commercial washing machines to support all the programs they operate.  Current washing machines are old and inefficient, often requiring significant maintenance and replacement parts.  With today’s grant, the Rescue Mission will be able to purchase new commercial washing machines which will bring great relief to folks who need clean clothes and bedding, and will significantly decrease operational costs for water and electricity bills. 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

GREG COX

Vice Chairman

 

 

AGENDA ITEM INFORMATION SHEET

 

CONCURRENCE(S)

 

COUNTY COUNSEL REVIEW                                  [X] Yes

      Written Disclosure perCountyCharter                     []    Yes               [X] No

      Section 1000.1 Required

                                                                                                                                   

GROUP/AGENCY FINANCE DIRECTOR               []    Yes               [X] N/A

 

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER                                  []    Yes               [X] N/A

      Requires Four Votes                                                  [X]    Yes               [] No

 

GROUP/AGENCY INFORMATION

      TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR                               []    Yes               [X] N/A

 

COUNTY TECHNOLOGY OFFICE                         []    Yes               [X] N/A

 

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES           []    Yes               [X] N/A

 

Other Concurrence(s):       N/A

 

ORIGINATING DEPARTMENT:  

 

                                                                                                           

CONTACT PERSON(S):                                          Gregory R. Murphy   (619) 531-5511