Neighborhood Reinvestment Program

DATE: June 26, 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 $5,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Mabuhay Foundation for materials to help promote the Mabuhay Festival; including, flyers, handouts, posters, programs, and banners.

2. Allocate $20,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the San Diego Audubon Society for the purchase of an all-electric vehicle.

3. Allocate $5,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association for the purchase of public-facing banners, Water Watcher tags, and educational flyers in support of the Waterproofing San Diego program. 

4. Allocate $150,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to San Diego-Imperial Council, Boy Scouts of America to support the cost of an environmental study in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act for the development of a youth campground. 

5. Allocate $15,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to Third Avenue Village Association to support the purchase of a truck for maintenance activities.

6. Allocate $8,395 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to WalkSanDiego dba Circulate San Diego to support the purchase of office equipment and furniture, including: desktop computers, Microsoft Office Suites, wireless keyboard and mouse sets, business cards, ergonomic chairs, a mini fridge, logo tablecloths, file drawer storage, large format stapler, a coat rack, computer monitors and a lectern. 

7. Allocate $4,492 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to WILDCOAST to support the creation, development, and distribution of Marine Protected Areas Wildlife and Recreation Guides.

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

9. 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.

FISCAL IMPACT

The fiscal impact of these recommendations is $207,887. 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

N/A

ADVISORY BOARD STATEMENT

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BACKGROUND

Mabuhay Foundation

The Mabuhay Foundation was created to engage, unite, build, and educate through civic engagement and developmental programs and special projects. The Mabuhay Festival event fosters a sense of community and promotes pride in the Filipino cultural heritage, builds collaboration and cultural understanding, and promotes empowerment within the community. If approved, today’s grant of $5,000 will be used to acquire materials to support  the Mabuhay Festival; including, flyers, handouts, posters, programs, and banners. 

San Diego Audubon Society

Founded in 1948, the San Diego Audubon Society has performed habitat restoration projects, provided environmental education programs, and offered other recreational programming throughout San Diego County. The San Diego Audubon Society fosters the protection and appreciation of wildlife and their habitats, in addition to advocating for a cleaner, healthier environment. If approved, today’s grant of $20,000 will support the purchase of an all-electric vehicle.  

San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association

The San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association provides assistance with regional communication, coordination, and recruitment. The San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association also works to support the Waterproofing San Diego program, which provides a public education campaign for drowning prevention throughout San Diego County. If approved, today's grant of $5,000 will support the purchase of public-facing banners, Water Watcher tags, and educational flyers in support of the Waterproofing San Diego program. 

San Diego-Imperial Council, Boy Scouts of America 

Since 1917, the San Diego-Imperial Council, Boy Scouts of America has delivered programs that instill character, personal fitness, and leadership, serving over 15,500 local scouts. In an effort to serve more youth, Boy Scouts of America is seeking to secure a lease and develop a camp on the property south of Otay Lakes County Park. If approved, today’s grant of $150,000 will support the cost of an environmental study in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act for the development of a youth campground.

WalkSanDiego dba Circulate San Diego

In the year 2014, the nonprofit organizations Walk San Diego and Move San Diego joined to create Circulate San Diego. Walk San Diego dba Circulate San Diego works to promote public transportation, active transportation, and accommodate sustainable growth. If approved, today's grant of $8,395 will support the purchase of office equipment and furniture, including: desktop computers, Microsoft Office Suites, wireless keyboard and mouse sets, business cards, ergonomic chairs, a mini fridge, logo tablecloths, file drawer storage, large format stapler, a coat rack, computer monitors and a lectern. 

WILDCOAST

Since 2000, WILDCOAST has served to conserve coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife. Starting in 2012, WILDCOAST has helped conserve and manage 545,280 acres of marine protected areas (MPA) in California, including 17,779 acres of MPAs in San Diego County. If approved, today’s grant of $4,492 will support the development and distribution of 1,000 printed San Diego County MPA Wildlife and Recreation Guides. 

Third Avenue Village Association

Third Avenue Village Association strives to create a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly destination leading to increased sales, property values, and community pride on Third Avenue, from E Street to I Street as well as the immediate block east and west of Third Avenue. Third Avenue Village Association maintains an enhanced appearance of the district with a maintenance crew, working seven days a week. If approved, today's grant of $15,000 will support the purchase of a truck for maintenance activities.

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

ATTACHMENT(S):

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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:

N/A

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