DATE: March 1, 2016
TO: Board of Supervisors
SUBJECT: NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT PROGRAM GRANTS (DISTRICT: 1)
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.
SUPERVISOR GREG COX
1. Allocate $150,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the County Library for the purchase of an opening day collection of circulation materials including books and DVDs in addition to a literacy-themed mosaic mural at the Imperial Beach Branch library.
2. Transfer appropriations of $150,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650), Services and Supplies, to Contributions to County Library, Operating Transfer Out for the purchase of an opening day collection of circulation materials including books, DVDs and a literacy-themed mosaic mural at the Imperial Beach Branch library.
3. Establish appropriations of $150,000 in the County Library, Services and Supplies for the purchase of an opening day collection of circulation materials including books, DVDs and a literacy-themed mosaic mural at the Imperial Beach Branch library based on an Operating Transfer In from the General Fund (4 VOTES).
4. Allocate $100,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to The Arc of San Diego to assist with capital costs to renovate the Ruth Gerber Family Center at 1280 Nolan Avenue in Chula Vista.
5. Allocate $7,025 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to I Love a Clean San Diego for the purchase of supplies and materials including gloves, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, paint, paint rollers, trays, garden tools, wheel barrels, buckets, trash bags, hanging scales, t-shirts, scout patches and printing materials for the Creek to Bay Cleanup 2016.
6. Allocate $10,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to the California District 42 Little League for capital improvements to the Challenger Division baseball field including chain link fencing surrounding the perimeter.
7. Allocate $2,250 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (Org 15650) to the Kyoto Symposium Organization for programs, brochures, envelopes, invitations and related materials associated with the Kyoto Prize Symposium.
8. Allocate $200,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Department of Parks and Recreation for the Otay Ranch Preserve Trail Alignment Study to connect regional trails to the Otay Ranch Preserve in East Otay Mesa.
9. Transfer appropriations of $200,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650), Services and Supplies, to the Department of Parks and Recreation, Services and Supplies, for the Otay Ranch Preserve Trail Alignment Study to connect regional trails to the Otay Ranch Preserve in East Otay Mesa.
10. Amend the purpose of the 02/03/2015 (4) Neighborhood Reinvestment Program allocation of $37,500 to the San Diego Opera to include the purchase of printer plotters for theater production, set design and construction. Authorize the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer/Auditor and Controller to amend the grant agreement accordingly.
11. Find that the grant awards described above have a public purpose.
12. Authorize the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer/Auditor and Controller 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 Nos. 1, 4 and 6 are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by Section 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines.
The fiscal impact of these recommendations is $469,275. Funds for this request are included in the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 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
Advisory Board Statement
County Library - Imperial Beach
January 2016 the Imperial Beach Library celebrated the groundbreaking of a new 14,000 square foot library replacing the smaller, aging library with the “Library of the Future.” The new, completed library will feature upgraded technological capability with the creation of a Technology Center that will engage people of all ages to create, build and invent. This TechHub will feature, among other things, a 3D printer, a laser engraver and cutter, iPads and apps, video editing software, robotics through LEGO Mindstorms, laptops, expanded Wi-Fi services and after-hour access for technology programs and classes. In addition to the TechHub, the library aims to install an Automated Materials Handler for self-service technologies such as self-checkout and self-check-in which will increase access to the library’s collection.
In anticipation of the technological upgrades pending the final completion of the library, the branch seeks to expand its book and DVD collection and create a mural celebrating early learning and family literacy for display at the library. With approval, today’s grant will assist the Imperial Beach Library with the cost of expanding circulation materials and creating mural artwork.
The Arc of San Diego
The Arc of San Diego, formerly known as the Starlight Center, is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides comprehensive care to children and adults with a wide variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc opened in 1956 with a few children attending classes in a car port in Chula Vista. Today, more than 50 years later, the Arc’s Sol and Ruth Gerber Family Center serves over 300 children and adults teaching them vital life skills through job training opportunities and activities.
The oldest portion of the center was built in the 1960’s; long before the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law. Although adequate in the 1960’s, the population being served has changed to include a greater number of individuals who have limited ambulatory abilities. In addition, the location’s footprint is proving inadequate for the growing number of people seeking services in the South Bay. In its present condition, the center is beyond repair and too costly to maintain, presenting challenges to program participants with mobility issues.
The Arc is seeking to create a new, efficient and customized 30,000 square foot center where children and adults with disabilities will receive a wide array of vital services that contribute to their health, well-being and quality of life. Today’s grant, with approval, will assist The Arc of San Diego with the capital costs to renovate the Sol and Ruth Gerber Family Center to meet the growing demand for these much-needed services and programs in the South Bay.
I Love a Clean San Diego
For over 50 years, I Love a Clean San Diego (ILACSD) has served the San Diego region as an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public through environmental outreach programs and initiating county-wide momentum to clean our beaches and bays. Each year, over 6,000 volunteers throughout San Diego County work to remove trash and debris from local beaches and waterways, identify the sources of debris and educate others to change harmful behaviors that contribute to pollution of our natural environment. With approval, today’s grant will assist ILACSD with the purchase of supplies and materials for volunteers including gloves, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, paint, paint rollers, trays, garden tools, wheel barrels, buckets, trash bags, hanging scales, t-shirts, scout patches and printing materials for the Creek to Bay Cleanup 2016.
California District 42 Little League
California District 42 Little League, d.b.a Eastlake Little League, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides recreational baseball activity to youth. One of the unique programs offered by Eastlake Little League is The Little League Challenger Program. This program provides the opportunity for children with disabilities to participate in little league activity that may otherwise be unavailable to them. In the Challenger Division, children with disabilities are paired with abled children, “buddies”, who provide mentorship and assistance on the field and off the field. Over the past four years, over 100 families have participated in the program and as it continues to expand, Eastlake Little League seeks to build a new field dedicated to the Challenger Division, enabling additional practice and game times while nurturing a sense of belonging for the players. Today’s grant, with approval, will assist the Eastlake Little League with the first phase of upgrades to the field to include chain link fencing surrounding the perimeter.
Kyoto Symposium Organization
The Kyoto Symposium Organization is a non-profit organization that coordinates the official North American celebration of the annual Kyoto Prize, which has been held in San Diego since 2002. The goal of the Symposium is to educate and motivate individuals, especially students, to use their life’s work to improve society and the human condition just as the Kyoto Prize laureates have done. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Kyoto Prize Symposium where San Diego region residents will have the opportunity to experience some of the most extraordinary minds and creative masters of the 21st century in technology, the sciences and the arts. Today’s grant will assist the organization with cost of program brochures, envelopes, invitations and related materials associated with the Kyoto Prize Symposium.
Department of Parks and Recreation: East Otay Mesa
The Otay Ranch Preserve Trail Alignment Study is a multi-agency planning effort to ensure trail connections from the Otay Ranch Preserve to regional trails including trails within the Otay Valley Regional Park, Sweetwater Loop Trail, and the California Hiking and Riding Trail to ensure trail connections to adjacent public trail systems located within the City of Chula Vista and on lands owned by the National Wildlife Refuge, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management and the City of San Diego. The County of San Diego Trails Master Plan will also be reviewed and considered in this trail planning effort. The trail system is envisioned to be multi-use trails allowing for hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use. Today’s grant will provide funds to complete the study, assessing existing conditions and future recreational needs of the region.
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.
Supervisor, First District
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Khea J. Pollard