Neighborhood Reinvestment Program

DATE: June 18, 2013
TO: Board of Supervisors
SUBJECT: NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT PROGRAM (DISTRICT ONE)

SUMMARY
Overview
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.

Recommendation(s)
CHAIRMAN GREG COX

  1. Allocate $15,500 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to MANA de San Diego for the purchase of furniture, computer equipment, software and office supplies for the organization’s office at 2515 Camino del Rio South, Suite 228, San Diego, CA and to cover costs associated with the production of brochures, newsletters and pens.
  2. Allocate $24,200 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Portuguese Historical Center for the construction of a Tuna Fishing Industry monument at the Portuguese Historical Center on the 2800 block of Avenida de Portugal in Point Loma.
  3. Allocate $56,682 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Urban Corps of San Diego County to purchase a replacement data center cooling system and to refurbish carpets and flooring at 3127 Jefferson Street in San Diego.
  4. Allocate $3,716 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the San Diego Council on Literacy for the purchase of computer equipment including iPads, Kindles and laptop computers and computer software to support literacy programs for adults and inner-city youth in Chula Vista, National City and the Diamond community.
  5. Allocate $13,600 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Monarch School for the purchase and installation of new acrylic sports surfacing for their outdoor recreation areas on campus located at 1625 Newton Avenue in San Diego.
  6. Allocate $25,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Imperial Beach Community Clinic for the purchase and installation of new modular offices and furniture for their health clinic at 949 Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach.
  7. Transfer appropriations of $50,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Department of Parks and Recreation (Org 52811) for Provence House interior improvements including the design, demolition, and construction of kitchen cabinets, counters, appliances, flooring and related amenities.
  8. Transfer appropriations of $23,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program (Org 15650) to the Department of Parks and Recreation (Org 52806) for services related to the Donovan clean-up project in the Otay Valley Regional Park.
  9. 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.
  10. Find that the grant awards described above have a public purpose.
  11. Find that the allocations to the Portuguese Historical Center, Monarch School, Imperial Beach Community Center and the Department of Parks and Recreation are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15301.

Fiscal Impact
The fiscal impact of these recommendations is $211,698. These actions will result in the addition of no staff years and no future costs.

Business Impact Statement
N/A

Advisory Board Statement
N/A

Background

MANA de San Diego
MANA de San Diego is a 501(c)-(3) nonprofit organization with a mission of empowering Latinas through education, leadership development, community service, and advocacy.  The San Diego chapter is the largest with a local membership totaling nearly 700 participants.  MANA de San Diego provides mentorship and scholarship programs, health fairs, conferences and educational seminars to the Latina community.  Today’s grant will help MANA de San Diego purchase new furniture, computer equipment, software, and office supplies for the organization’s office at 2515 Camino del Rio South, Suite 228, San Diego, CA and cover the costs associated with the production of brochures, newsletters and pens.

Portuguese Historical Center
The Portuguese Historical Center is a non-profit organization that has existed in the County of San Diego, specifically in the Point Loma area, for over 25 years. Their mission is to educate the public on the historical impact that the Portuguese community has had on San Diego and the role the community has played in the development of many aspects of San Diego history.  Today’s grant will help cover the construction costs of a Tuna Fishing Industry monument at the Portuguese Historical Center located on the 2800 block of Avenida de Portugal in Point Loma.

Urban Corps of San Diego County
The Urban Corps of San Diego County is a locally-based nonprofit conservation corps that provides a high school education and green job training to young adults ages 18-25. The majority of youth employed at Urban Corps did not succeed in a traditional high school setting and they have little or no job training. At Urban Corps they get a second chance to go back to school and develop new skills, while contributing to the overall quality of life in the San Diego area. Their participation increases the connection these young people feel to their community, their environment, and to their own futures. When they care about all three, it benefits us all. Urban Corps is proud to have served more than 10,000 youth since 1989. Today’s grant will help the Urban Corps to purchase a replacement data center cooling system and to refurbish carpets and flooring at their facility located at 3127 Jefferson Street in San Diego.

San Diego Council on Literacy
The San Diego Council on Literacy (SDCOL) enhances countywide literacy efforts through education, outreach and partnerships, and empowers people to improve their quality of life by bettering their literacy skills. The council’s network of literacy programs served 73,000 adults and youth throughout the entire county of San Diego during the past year.  Today’s grant will help the San Diego Council on Literacy  purchase computer equipment including iPads, Kindles and laptop computers to support literacy programs for adults and inner-city youth in Chula Vista, National City and the Diamond community.

Monarch School
Monarch School is a non-profit institution that is dedicated to helping San Diego’s homeless and at-risk children break the cycle of poverty through education. The school provides them with an accredited education and enrichment programs as well as providing for their basic needs such as medical and dental care, food and clothing supplements, counseling and family assistance. The school recently relocated to a larger, newly renovated campus in Barrio Logan with tremendous support from philanthropists and community organizations.  Today’s grant will help the Monarch School with the purchase and installation of new acrylic sports surfacing for their new outdoor recreation areas.  This new sports surface will help ensure the safety of the students and the longevity of their recreation areas.

Imperial Beach Community Clinic
Imperial Beach Community Clinic is a private, non-profit health center that was established in 1971. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, it has a special mission to serve individuals and families who have difficulty accessing primary health care because of low income, lack of insurance or education or limited ability to speak English. Imperial Beach Community Clinic addresses patients’ needs with sensitivity, in patients’ languages, in their communities, during extended hours, with highly qualified providers and well-trained support staff.  Enrollment officers are currently using clinical space to record sensitive financial and health information about their clients.  Due to demand, this clinical space will soon be needed for a new physician and clinical support staff.  Today’s grant will provide for the purchase and installation of new modular offices and furniture for their clinic located at 949 Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach to expand office space and ensure patient privacy.

Department of Parks and Recreation: Provence House Renovation
The Provence House is a County of San Diego owned property in the Bonita community, adjacent to the City of Chula Vista’s Rhor Park which offers nearly 60 acres of park land including walking trails, sports fields and courts, shelters/gazebos and picnic areas.  The Provence House, mostly used as location for community meetings previously, is currently undergoing renovations such as water infrastructure improvements, window/door replacement, a bathroom remodel, and parking lot improvements.  The vision after the renovations are complete is that the Provence House will become a coveted location and destination in the Bonita community for special event rentals and community events.  Today’s grant will provide funds for the design, demolition, and construction of kitchen cabinets, counters, appliances, flooring and related amenities.

Department of Parks and Recreation:  Otay Valley Regional Park
Otay Valley Regional Park (OVRP) extends from the southeastern edge of lower San Diego Bay, east along the Otay River to the Otay Lakes Reservoir.  Since 1990, the County has been party to a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement along with the Cities of Chula Vista and San Diego to preserve, protect, and enhance OVRP.  The Otay River Valley has a significant need for debris removal, cleanup and vegetation management.  Inmates from the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility provide trash and tire removal with oversight from the prison as well as the Department of Parks and Recreation in the Otay Valley Regional Park.  This year, the cities will provide matching funds and in-kind services in the form of oversight and supervision.  Grant funding will allow clean-up efforts to continue in the park.

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.

Respectfully submitted,

 

GREG COX
Chairman        

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REQUIRES FOUR VOTES: [X] Yes   [ ] No

WRITTEN DISCLOSURE PER COUNTY CHARTER SECTION 1000.1 REQUIRED [ ] Yes      [ ] No

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ORIGINATING DEPARTMENT: District 1, Board of Supervisors

OTHER CONCURRENCE(S): N/A

CONTACT PERSON(S):
Gregory R. Murphy, (619) 531-5511, greg.murphy@sdcounty.ca.gov