DATE: January 29, 2013
TO: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SUBJECT: NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT PROGRAM (DISTRICT ONE)
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.
CHAIRMAN GREG COX
- Allocate $3,500 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to San Diego Coastkeeper to purchase water testing supplies, a lab computer, software, brochures, posters and volunteer t-shirts for their “Tracking Down Water Pollution” pilot study.
- Allocate $16,727 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Arc of San Diego to assist with the purchase of an 8-passenger van.
- 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.
- Find that the grant awards described above have a public purpose.
The total allocation of these 2 grants is $20,227. These actions will result in the addition of no staff years and no future costs.
Business Impact Statement
Advisory Board Statement
San Diego Coastkeeper
San Diego Coastkeeper is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that protects and restores fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters in San Diego County. Since their founding in 1995, they have grown into a leading environmental organization in San Diego County that addresses water quality and water supply issues with scientific data, community engagement and advocacy. San Diego Coastkeeper will conduct a pilot project to improve water quality in the Pueblo watershed and along the Chollas Creek through volunteer water monitoring to identify major pollutants, observation to find toxic “hot spots” and staff working with government, businesses, and residents to reduce and eliminate sources of pollution. Today’s grant will provide $3,500 to assist San Diego Coastkeeper with the purchase of water testing supplies, a lab computer, software, brochures, educational posters and volunteer t-shirts for this “Tracking Down Water Pollution” pilot project.
Arc of San Diego
As the ninth largest non-profit organization in San Diego, the Arc of San Diego provides services daily to over 2,500 children and adults with disabilities. Those served have a wide range of disabilities including intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism. The Arc provides an array of programs conducted at 21 sites throughout San Diego County including adult daycare, vocational training, community living services, respite services, recreation, and parent/infant programs. To assist the Arc of San Diego with their mission of emphasizing community integration, inclusion and self-reliance for individuals with disabilities, today’s grant will be used to help purchase an 8-passenger van that will transport individuals between transit centers and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, where many of their clients work each day.
Linkage to the County of San Diego Strategic Plan
These grants provide an opportunity for the Board of Supervisors to assist worthy organizations that promote the County’s vision of a region that is safe, healthy and thriving.
AGENDA ITEM INFORMATION SHEET
REQUIRES FOUR VOTES: [ ] Yes [X] No
WRITTEN DISCLOSURE PER COUNTY CHARTER SECTION 1000.1 REQUIRED [ ] Yes [X] No
PREVIOUS RELEVANT BOARD ACTIONS: N/A
BOARD POLICIES APPLICABLE: B-072 Neighborhood Reinvestment Program
BOARD POLICY STATEMENTS: N/A
MANDATORY COMPLIANCE: N/A
ORACLE AWARD NUMBER(S) AND CONTRACT AND/OR REQUISITION NUMBER(S): N/A
ORIGINATING DEPARTMENT: District 1, Board of Supervisors
OTHER CONCURRENCE(S): County Counsel
CONTACT PERSON(S): Gregory Murphy (619) 531-5511 firstname.lastname@example.org