Neighborhood Reinvestment Program

DATE: June 17, 2014
TO: Board of Supervisors
SUBJECT: NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT PROGRAM (DISTRICT ONE)

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.

Recommendations
SUPERVISOR GREG COX

  1. Allocate $11,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Point Loma Summer Concerts for the purchase and installation of public bleachers at Point Loma Park for use during their summer concerts, the Point Loma Little League and other public events.
  2. Allocate $27,252 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the San Diego Workforce Partnership to provide one-time support for the San Diego Youth Opportunity Pathways Initiative (PATHWAYS) including the purchase of 3 MacBook computers and software, 1 color copier and printer, the design and printing of brochures, banners, posters, signs and other outreach materials, and cameras, lenses and paint supplies.
  3. Allocate $25,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to The Ocean Foundation (Ocean Connectors project) for the purchase of a passenger van, laptop computer, shade canopy, t-shirts, outdoor informational signs, and an enviroscape watershed modeling set.
  4. Allocate $6,393 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Urban Corps of San Diego County for the purchase of three tool trailers.
  5. Allocate $5,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Border Angels to cover the costs of printing educational materials for their anti-bullying and diversity programs.
  6. Allocate $160,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the County Library for material, furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the new Imperial Beach branch library.
  7. Transfer appropriations of $160,000 from the District 1 Neighborhood Reinvestment Program, Services and Supplies to the Contribution to Library Fund, Operating Transfer Out, for materials, furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the new Imperial Beach branch library.
  8. Establish appropriations of $160,000 in the County Library, Services and Supplies, for the purchase of library materials and furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the new Imperial Beach Library based on an Operating Transfer from the General Fund. (4 VOTES)
  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 allocation to Point Loma Summer Concerts is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15301.

Fiscal Impact
The fiscal impact of these recommendations is $234,645. Funds for this request are included in the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Operational Plan for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program (Org 15650). The funding source is General Fund fund balance. There will be no change in net General Fund cost and no additional staff years.

Business Impact Statement
N/A

Advisory Board Statement
N/A

Background

Point Loma Summer Concerts
Point Loma Summer Concerts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that has organized the summer concert series in Point Loma for the last 13 years. During the months of July and August Point Loma hosts 5 free concerts in Point Loma Park, which are attended by approximately 3000 people each week. Community organizations host booths, youth bands from local schools and hired bands play music, and families enjoy their summer evenings in this fun, free environment. The concerts continue to grow and there is a need for additional seating. Bleachers will be used to accommodate additional spectators for the Point Loma Little League and other public events throughout the year. This grant, if approved, will leverage matching funds from Point Loma Summer Concerts, Point Loma Little League and the Point Loma Recreation Council to purchase and install bleachers for 88 people, including 4 ADA compliant seats. Their seating plans have been reviewed and approved by the City of San Diego Parks & Recreation Department and all interested parties.

San Diego Workforce Partnership – PATHWAYS Initiative
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered by the County and City of San Diego, the mission of the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) is to empower job seekers to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in San Diego County. The vision of SDWP is that every business in our region has access to a skilled workforce and every job seeker has access to meaningful employment.

PATHWAYS utilizes a youth-centered approach to provide educational and stabilization support for 16-24 year-olds who are not connected – or are insufficiently connected – to education, training and employment (Opportunity Youth). These youths will be involved in various youth development best practices including mentoring, case management and wrap around services, and enrichment opportunities. Guided by mentors, each young person will play an active role in creating a personalized plan to achieve educational, training and employment success based on interest and ability. The PATHWAYS model utilizes outreach and re-engagement, educational momentum, certification and credentialing, and employment to equip youth with the hope, interest, confidence, and experience needed to succeed.

Today’s grant, if approved, will provide one-time funds to the SDWP to support Opportunity Youth in District One through the PATHWAYS Initiative, including the purchase of 3 MacBook computers and software, 1 color copier and printer, the design and printing of brochures, banners, posters, signs and other outreach materials, and cameras, lenses and paint supplies.

The Ocean Foundation (Ocean Connectors)
The Ocean Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit fiscal sponsor of Ocean Connectors, which is a grassroots non-profit program in National City that provides underserved youth with access to diverse outdoor learning opportunities in San Diego’s coastal environments completely free of charge. Children in National City face major life obstacles including poverty, low academic achievement, and obesity. Ocean Connectors works to address these issues by using marine life as tools to engage students in hands-on learning, critical thinking, and physical activity. Ocean Connectors is in high demand throughout National City, and vital capital resources are needed that will allow this program to grow to reach 3,000 low-income youth who currently lack access to environmental education, and to introduce a new volunteer component that will increase the level of community engagement around the South Bay. Today’s grant, if approved, will provide funds for the purchase of a passenger van, laptop computer, shade canopy, 1,000 youth t-shirts, outdoor informational signs, and an enviroscape watershed modeling set.

Urban Corps of San Diego County
The Urban Corps of San Diego County provides meaningful work opportunities for at-risk young adults ages 18-25 through environmental and community projects which benefit neighborhoods around San Diego County. Their workforce development program provides youth with training in fields such as recycling, community improvement services, urban forestry, home improvement, and more through paid service projects. These projects may require tools like shovels, weed whackers, and rakes which need to be transported to the project site along with the crews.

In the upcoming year, the Urban Corps expects to increase their positive impact on San Diego's youth and communities through planned projects such as fire fuel reduction, habitat restoration, and weatherization, to name a few. They are in need of $6,393 for three trailers for transporting tools to these projects. Today’s grant, if approved, will fulfill that need and further enable the Urban Corps to complete projects in the community that benefit the public.

San Diego County Library – Imperial Beach Branch
Imperial Beach, part of the First Supervisorial District, anticipates redevelopment and expansion of their aging County branch library. The new library will incorporate sustainable design components and will connect with the City of Imperial Beach Community Center. Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2015. Today’s grant, if approved, will provide $160,000 of additional funds to purchase necessary furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FFE) for the new Imperial Beach Branch Library. Grant funding in the amount of $500,000 was previously approved, while today’s allocation brings the funding for FFE to an adequate amount for the size of the proposed library. With the grand opening of the newly reconstructed library and with these new library materials, we hope to support youth education and significantly improve the lives of residents in Imperial Beach.

Border Angels
Border Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of volunteers who want to help underserved communities through donations and community outreach programs. These programs involve activities such as providing free immigration advice and reaching out to schools on our anti-bullying campaign and promoting diversity. We want to ensure all people from all communities are treated with respect. Today’s grant, if approved, will provide funds to cover the printing costs in support of their anti-bullying and diversity inclusion programs.

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
Supervisor, First District


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, greg.murphy@sdcounty.ca.gov