Neighborhood Reinvestment Program

DATE: June 23, 2015  
TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBJECT: NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT PROGRAM GRANTS (DISTRICT: 1)

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 $15,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Mainly Mozart for the purchase of videography equipment including a camera, tripod and microphone equipment, lighting kit, wireless lavelier microphones, camera set and Ranger cart.

2. Allocate $10,600 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory for the design, construction and installation of a fully interactive joint exhibit with the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet and San Diego Junior Theatre at Casa Del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park.  

3. Allocate $18,900 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce for the cost of rebuilding the Otay Mesa Chamber website and their MEXPORT Trade Show website.

4. Allocate $40,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to the Department of Parks and Recreation for preliminary work on the Glenn Abbey Trail including the preliminary design, engineering and site assessment.

5. Transfer appropriations of $40,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Budget (Org 15650), Other Charges to the Department of Parks and Recreation (Org 52821), Services and Supplies for preliminary work on the Glenn Abbey Trail including the preliminary design, engineering and site assessment.

6. Allocate $65,176.63 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to the Department of Parks and Recreation for park improvements within the Otay River Valley Regional Park.

7. Transfer appropriations of $65,176.63 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Budget (Org 15650), Other Charges to the Department of Parks and Recreation (Org 52811), Services and Supplies for park improvements within the Otay River Valley Regional Park.

8. Allocate $25,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to The San Diego Workforce Partnership to support personnel and program costs associated with the Connect2Careers program in District One. 

9. Waive Board Policy B-72 as applied to the grant to the San Diego Workforce Partnership to the extent it restricts grants to non-profit corporations for support personnel and program costs.

10. Allocate $30,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Barrio Station for Maintenance Shop improvements including installation of stainless steel sink, a drop sink for mops and buckets, wall clips to hang supplies, power washers and water hoses, new counter installation, dollies, commercial vacuum, fire proof storage space, mobile work table, base boards, extension cords, new overhead lighting and receptacles, and administrative office supplies at 2175 Newton Avenue.

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

12. 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 agreement that are consistent with the general purpose of the grant but do not increase the grant.

13. Find that the grants identified in recommendation numbers 2, 6 and 11 are exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by Section 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines and the grant identified in recommendation number 4 is exempt from CEQA review by Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines.  

Fiscal Impact

The fiscal impact of these recommendations is $204,676.63. Funds for this request are included in the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 CAO Adopted Operational Plan for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program (Org 15650). The funding source is General Fund fund balance. These actions will result in the addition of no staff years and no additional costs.

Business Impact Statement

N/A

Advisory Board Statement

N/A

Background

Mainly Mozart

Mainly Mozart is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to introducing the classical music of Mozart and other renowned composers to the public through concerts, outreach programs and community partnerships that serve approximately 20,000 participants annually.  Mainly Mozart seeks to inspire and nurture the musical ability within youth and adults alike with engagement of the hands, heart, and mind to educate and enrich the community. Today’s grant will assist Mainly Mozart with upgrades to professional videography equipment including a camera, tripod and microphone equipment, lighting kit, wireless lavelier microphones, camera set and Ranger cart. This professional-quality equipment will allow the organization to capture the exceptional musical programming for the upcoming 2015-2016 season and increase the accessibility of concert experiences for all members of the community through webcasts and video capability.

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is the sixth oldest continuously operating youth orchestra in the United States and serves as the resident youth orchestra in the City of San Diego’s historic Balboa Park. For over 69 years, SDYS has provided high quality music education to youth ages 8-25 throughout the San Diego region. Students find that adherence to the high standards and the self-discipline required for musical success has provided them with unparalleled training for future success in any field.  

SDYS is applying as the lead applicant for a joint exhibition project with the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (SDCYB) and San Diego Junior Theatre (SDJT) for the Balboa Park Centennial. The joint exhibit is to be held at the historic Casa del Prado building in Balboa Park and will showcase the programs and opportunities each organization has available to the community in an interactive and fun manner.  In addition, the joint exhibition will be portable with the ability to be featured in other public settings such as the San Diego International Airport, Central Library and schools.

This grant, if approved, will assist SDYS, SDCB, and SDJT with the design, construction and installation of a fully interactive joint exhibit at Casa del Prado in Balboa Park.

 

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. 

The MEXPORT tradeshow is a yearly cross-border trade show in Southern California/Baja California region that showcases a diverse group of industrial suppliers and service providers organized by the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce to promote business opportunities and partnerships between business leaders of the region.

The Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce website and the MEXPORT Trade Show website require upgrades to create a more user-friendly experience for businesses and community members.  Today’s grant, if approved, will assist the Chamber with upgrades that will improve website efficiency for both websites, increasing user access to critical information such as articles, educational seminars and webinar capabilities provided by the Chamber. 

Glenn Abbey Trail Design

The Glenn Abbey Trail provides an important connection from Sweetwater Regional Park to the City of Chula Vista. Approximately one mile in length, the trail extends from Bonita Road, through the Glenn Abbey Cemetery, to the City of Chula Vista. This allocation will provide funding for the preliminary design, engineering and site assessment for this trail.

Otay Valley Regional Park Upgrades 

Otay Lakes Regional Park sits at the eastern end of the 11-mile Otay Valley Regional Park. This allocation will be used to install new park improvements to enhance park user experience. Improvements include ADA compliant rubberized surfacing at the playground, new picnic tables, pavilion upgrades and interpretive signage.

San Diego Workforce Partnership

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. SDWP’s Connect2Careers program provides young adults with education and job readiness training, career counseling, and meaningful job experience that prepare them for the workforce.  Today’s grant, if approved, will support SDWP with personnel and program costs associated with the Connect2Careers program in District One. 

Barrio Station

Founded in 1970, the nonprofit Barrio Station works to benefit the youth of Barrio Logan through providing free after school programs, counseling, gang intervention services, recreation, exercise, sports and summer swimming programs at the Barrio Youth Center.  In order to provide much-needed services to the community, Barrio Station utilizes a Maintenance Shop located at 2175 Newton Avenue to store equipment and cleaning supplies. Currently, this storage space is deteriorating and in need of retrofitting and maintenance to accommodate equipment and supplies in an organized fashion.  Grant funding will assist Barrio Station with improvements to the Maintenance Shop including installation of stainless steel sink, a drop sink for mops and buckets, wall clips to hang supplies, power washers and water hoses, new counter installation, dollies, commercial vacuum, fire proof storage space, mobile work table, base boards, extension cords, new overhead lighting and receptacles, and administrative office supplies.

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: [] Yes [X] No

WRITTEN DISCLOSURE PER COUNTY CHARTER SECTION 1000.1 REQUIRED

[ ] Yes [X ] No

 

PREVIOUS RELEVANT BOARD ACTIONS:

N/A

BOARD POLICIES APPLICABLE:

Policy B-72

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