DATE: September 24, 2013
TO: Board of Supervisors
SUBJECT: NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT PROGRAM AND COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT AMENDMENT (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
- Transfer appropriations of $2,750 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650), services and supplies to Contribution to County Library (Org 12351), Operating Transfer Out to assist the San Diego County Library with the cost of infrastructure work necessary to bring internet and data services to the Bonita Museum.
- Establish appropriations of $2,750 in the County Library, services and supplies, based on an Operating Transfer from the General Fund. (4 VOTES)
- Transfer appropriations of $4,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Department of Parks and Recreation (Org 52806) for the Outdoor Adventure Program at San Pasqual Academy.
- Allocate $10,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce for the purchase of new computer hardware and software systems for the Chamber of Commerce’s office.
- Allocate $6,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Chula Vista Rotary Foundation for the purchase of 300 bikes and 300 helmets for the 35th Annual Bike Give-Away.
- Amend the purpose of the June 25, 2013 (8) Community Enhancement allocation of $24,000 to the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce to include funding for the San Diego-Tijuana Smart Border Coalition. Authorize the Chief Financial Officer to amend the grant agreement accordingly.
- 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 fiscal impact of these recommendations is $22,750. These actions will result in the addition of no staff years and no future costs.
Business Impact Statement
Advisory Board Statement
San Diego County Library
The San Diego County Library system was named the Library of the Year last year by the Library Journal for its vitality, creativity and innovation in delivering services to the public. The County Library continues to innovate and expand programs and services that the public enjoys. The Bonita Museum & Cultural Center strives to preserve the culture, history, art, and aesthetic aspects of Bonita with the purpose of public education and improving quality of life. The Bonita Museum and San Diego County Library are contemplating a memorandum of understanding for offering joint services and maximizing the space at the museum. Today’s grant, if approved, will make it possible for the Library to extend the infrastructure necessary to bring internet and data services to the museum.
Department of Parks and Recreation: San Pasqual Academy
The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) is designed to expose youth to wildlife areas with the goal of instilling responsible environmental behavior through outdoor experiences. The program encompasses a variety of environmental education and recreation activities including camping, hiking, rock climbing, surfing, mountain biking, kayaking, snorkeling, snowboarding, wakeboarding and service-learning projects such as tree planting and trail building/restoration in wildlife areas throughout Southern California. The unique outdoor opportunities offered through OAP represent, in most cases, the first exposure to wildlife areas that these young people have had in their lives. This program was previously funded by a state grant which has now expired. This funding would allow DPR to continue to offer outdoor trips to San Pasqual.
Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce
The Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce provides a number of critical economic development activities for over 1,200 businesses in Otay Mesa, including one-on-one assistance to small businesses on government programs; referrals, educational forums on programs impacting the business community and a strong advocacy program for infrastructure development in Otay Mesa. Today’s grant, if approved, will assist the chamber with the purchase of computer hardware and software for the Chamber of Commerce’s office, which will maximize operational opportunities.
Chula Vista Rotary Foundation
The Chula Vista Rotary Club and Foundation is a professional organization in Chula Vista that actively participates in various community projects, especially with the youth of the community. They coordinate scholarship and service programs at the high school level and recreational and camp-related activities. The Chula Vista Rotary Foundation in partnership with the Chula Vista Kiwanis, South Bay Community Services and other organizations get together to assemble and distribute bicycles for deserving youth during their yearly Chula Vista Rotary Annual Bike Give-Away event. Today’s grant, if approved, will make it possible for the Chula Vista Rotary Foundation to purchase approximately 300 bicycles and 300 helmets for children in South Bay.
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: [ X] Yes  No
WRITTEN DISCLOSURE PER COUNTY CHARTER SECTION 1000.1 REQUIRED [ ] Yes [ ] No
PREVIOUS RELEVANT BOARD ACTIONS: N/A
BOARD POLICIES APPLICABLE: N/A
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): N/A
CONTACT PERSON(S): Gregory R. Murphy, (619) 531-5511, firstname.lastname@example.org