DATE: July 9, 2019
TO: Board of Supervisors
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.
VICE-CHAIRMAN GREG COX
1. Allocate $250,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to YMCA of San Diego County for the construction of a new Aquatic Center at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA.
2. Allocate $60,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Point Loma Association for the purchase and installation of anchor lights, support poles, and flags to beautify and illuminate two blocks of Rosecrans between Talbot and Cañon.
3. Allocate $7,500 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the City of Coronado for the Coronado Bridge 50th Anniversary community concert and activities. Funding will support educational and cultural activities through the acquisition of music, portable restrooms, lighting, and children’s activities such as painting.
4. Find that the grant awards described above each have a public purpose.
5. Authorize the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Financial Officer to execute grant agreements with the organizations awarded Neighborhood Reinvestment Program funds to establish terms for receipt of the funds and make minor amendments to the agreements that are consistent with the general purpose of the grants but do not increase the grants.
6. Find that the proposed allocation identified in Recommendation No. 1 is exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines, Recommendation No. 2 is exempt from CEQA review pursuant to Section 15302 of the CEQA Guidelines, and Recommendation No. 3 is exempt from CEQA review pursuant to Section 15323 of the CEQA Guidelines.
The fiscal impact of these recommendations is $317,500. Funds for this request are included in the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Operational Plan for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program (Org 15650). The funding source is General Purpose Revenue. These actions will result in the addition of no staff years and no additional costs.
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ADVISORY BOARD STATEMENT
YMCA of San Diego County
The Jackie Robinson Family YMCA (JRYMCA) has been serving the Southeastern San Diego community since 1943. The YMCA estimates that 33,000 children ages 5-12, who live in the service area of the JRYMCA, have never taken swimming lessons. If approved, today's grant of $250,000 will support the replacement of the demolished swimming pool with a new Aquatic Center, which will include: one tank with room for six lap lanes and areas for lessons and aqua exercise classes; a Splash Pad; Family Locker Rooms; and a Pump Equipment Room. Today's grant will also support the demolition and replacement of the outdoor basketball court and soccer arena to make way for the new Aquatic Center. The project will include seating and lighting. Funding will also assist in the replacement of the demolished Press Box, Concession Stand, Arena Sports Storage Building, and assist with parking, paving, landscaping, and irrigation.
Point Loma Association
The Point Loma Association (PLA) is a non-profit community organization with a mission to improve the quality of life in Point Loma through beautification, education, charitable activities and civic collaboration. If approved, today’s grant of $60,000 will support spanning decorative string lights across Rosecrans Street from Talbot Street to Cañon Street. Support poles will bear the nautical flags for “P” and “L”; further acknowledging Point Loma’s nautical history.
City of Coronado
On August 3, 2019, the City of Coronado will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the iconic 2.1-mile-long Coronado Bridge that opened on August 3, 1969. The City will invite regional leaders and the public to enjoy a community concert on the Golf Course greens, and provide activities, such as a bridge-coloring contest and an exhibition of memorabilia. If approved, today’s grant of $7,500 will support educational and cultural activities through the acquisition of music, portable restrooms, lighting, and children’s activities such as painting.
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.
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REQUIRES FOUR VOTES: ☐ Yes ☒ No
WRITTEN DISCLOSURE PER COUNTY CHARTER SECTION 1000.1 REQUIRED
☐ Yes ☒ No
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ORIGINATING DEPARTMENT: Board of Supervisors, District 1