Neighborhood Reinvestment Program

DATE: June 19, 2018

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBJECT:

NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT PROGRAM ALLOCATIONS (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.

RECOMMENDATION(S)

SUPERVISOR GREG COX

1. Allocate $15,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Bonitafest Melodrama Teatro Pastorela for the purchase of 35 new Bonitafest street banners and brackets.

2. Allocate $127,970 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Casa Familiar, Inc. for the purchase, delivery, and installation of theatre audio, lighting, and video equipment as well as the cost for a telescopic bleacher system for an interior and exterior stage/performing area.

3. Allocate $3,500 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Chula Vista Sunrise Rotary Community Benefit Fund for the purchase of new shade pop-ups, new race wheels and storage, trusses for the finish line, and new starting lights. 

4. Allocate $60,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the City of Chula Vista to support the design and creation of the Bayshore Bikeway Canvasses of Creativity Mural Project. 

5. Allocate $85,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the County Department of Parks and Recreation for design, environmental analysis, and fabrication and installation of new interpretive signage for the Morrison Pond Interpretive Loop Trail Project.

6. Transfer appropriations of $85,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program Budget (org 15650) Services and Supplies, to Contributions to Capital Outlay Fund, Operating Transfer Out, for the Morrison Pond Interpretive Loop Trail Project. 

7. Establish appropriations in the Capital Outlay Fund for Capital Project 1022239, Morrison Pond Interpretive Loop Trail Project to provide funds for design, environmental analysis, and fabrication and installation of new interpretive signage based on an Operating Transfer In from the General Fund. (4 VOTES).

8. Allocate $31,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Gompers Preparatory Academy for the purchase of one van.

9. Allocate $12,659 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Monarch School Project to support the purchase of three tactile murals for the elementary school hallway.

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

11. Authorize the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer/Auditor and Controller to execute grant agreements with the organizations awarded Neighborhood Reinvestment funds establishing terms for receipt of the funds and to make minor amendments to the agreements that are consistent with the general purpose of the grants but do not increase the grants.

12. Find that the grants identified in Recommendation Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 9 are exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by Section 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines and that the grant identified in Recommendation No. 3 is exempt from CEQA review by Section 15323 of the CEQA Guidelines.

FISCAL IMPACT

The fiscal impact of these recommendations is $335,129. Funds for this request are included in the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 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

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ADVISORY BOARD STATEMENT

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BACKGROUND

Bonitafest Melodrama Teatro Pastorela

Bonitafest Melodrama Teatro Pastoela is a 45-year-old celebration of community that serves the Sweetwater Valley, Chula Vista, National City and other parts of the South County. At 40 years, Bonitafest has served as one of San Diego’s longest-running theatrical productions, featuring original musical-comedies based on the history of South County, San Diego. If approved, today’s grant of $15,000 will be used to purchase 35 new Bonitafest street banners and brackets to assist in outreach to commuters.  

Casa Familiar, Inc.

Casa Familiar, Inc. has been providing residents of the San Ysidro border community with arts and culture programming and activities since 1984. Casa Familiar recently established a partnership with Teatro Mascara Magica to provide a residency and permanent home for theatre and theatre arts. Casa Familiar’s Living Rooms at the Border project integrates a flexible arts-theatre community center called “El Salon” for theatre use, as well as visual and performing arts educational programming. If approved, today’s grant of $127,970 will be used to fund the installation of theatre audio, lighting, and video equipment, as well as the cost for a telescopic bleacher system for an interior and exterior stage/performing area. 

Chula Vista Sunrise Rotary Community Benefit Fund 

Since 2015, the Chula Vista Sunrise Rotary Club has run the traditional family recreational event, the Orange Crate Derby. This event brings generations together as children, parents, and grandparents create and design a race car. The 2018 race will assist in supporting the Chula Vista Welfare Council, which assists families who struggle with socio-economic issues, by providing clothing. If approved, today’s grant of $3,500 will be used to purchase shade pop-ups, race wheels and storage, trusses for the finish line, and new starting lights. 

The City of Chula Vista

The City of Chula Vista spends thousands of dollars annually cleaning up graffiti along the portion of the Bayshore Bikeway, which spans between L Street and Palomar Street. The Bayshore Bikeway Canvasses of Creativity Mural Project proposes the design and creation of a community mural on an almost 1,000 foot long blank wall that runs along this segment of the Bayshore Bikeway. If approved, today’s grant of $60,000 will support the costs of the project, which includes design development, project management, site preparation, artist fees, equipment, materials, paint and paint supplies.  

County of San Diego, Department of Parks and Recreation

The County of San Diego, Department of Parks and Recreation enhances the quality of life for county residents and visitors of all ages by promoting health, wellness, safe communities, and civic pride through thousands of programs across San Diego. If approved, today’s grant of $85,000 will support the conversion of an existing trail at Morrison Pond to an interpretive loop trail. 

Gompers Preparatory Academy

For the past 12 years, Gompers Preparatory Academy has been dedicated to creating a college preparatory educational environment that fosters high graduation rates and college admittance. Gompers estimates that 52 documented gangs claim territories within a 3-mile radius of the school. In an effort to effectively and safely transport students to and from school-sponsored events, if approved, today’s grant of $31,000 will be used to fund the purchase of a van.  

Monarch School Project

By educating youth impacted by homelessness, Monarch School Project helps students develop skills and experiences for personal success. Elementary students, especially those affected by trauma, can be overwhelmed by the large spaces and hallways of the school. Through a trauma-informed approach, Monarch recognizes that promoting emotional wellness increases student learning. If approved, today’s grant of $12,659 will support the purchase of three tactile murals, which provides students with a therapeutic way of relieving anxiety as they transition from space to space within the school. 

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

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AGENDA ITEM INFORMATION SHEET

REQUIRES FOUR VOTES: ☒ Yes ☐ No

WRITTEN DISCLOSURE PER COUNTY CHARTER SECTION 1000.1 REQUIRED

☐ Yes ☒ No

PREVIOUS RELEVANT BOARD ACTIONS: 

BOARD POLICIES APPLICABLE:

Policy B-72

BOARD POLICY STATEMENTS:

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MANDATORY COMPLIANCE:

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ORACLE AWARD NUMBER(S) AND CONTRACT AND/OR REQUISITION NUMBER(S):

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ORIGINATING DEPARTMENT: Board of Supervisors, District 1

OTHER CONCURRENCE(S):   

County Counsel

CONTACT PERSON(S):

Marshall Anderson

Name

(619) 531-5511

Phone

Marshall.Anderson@sdcounty.ca.gov

E-mail