Neighborhood Reinvestment Program

DATE: October 29, 2019

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.

RECOMMENDATION(S)

VICE-CHAIRMAN GREG COX

1. Allocate $28,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the County Department of Planning and Development Services (Org 49810) for updates to the East Otay Mesa Business Park Specific Plan that regulates standards for development, environmental conservation, and public facilities that benefit the County’s neighborhoods and communities by aligning with objectives of the County of San Diego General Plan and Otay Mesa Sub Regional Plan.

2. Transfer appropriations of $28,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650), Other Charges, to the County Department of Planning and Development Services (Org 49810), Services and Supplies, for updates to the East Otay Mesa Business Park Specific Plan that regulates standards for development, environmental conservation, and public facilities that benefits the County’s neighborhoods and communities by aligning with objectives of the County of San Diego General Plan and Otay Mesa Sub Regional Plan.  

3. Allocate $18,940 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to The New Children’s Museum for improvements to their welcome desk for its construction along with the related software and hardware, and retail build-out, as well as to purchase signage and software for an interactive directory.

4. Allocate $13,585 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget (Org 15650) to the Chula Vista Elementary School District to purchase a refrigerator, computers, copy machine and printers, to support the Chula Vista Community Collaborative Family Resource Centers.

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

6. 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. 

7. Find that the proposed allocation identified in Recommendation Nos. 1 and 3 are exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Section 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines. 

FISCAL IMPACT

The fiscal impact of these recommendations is $60,525. Funds for these requests 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.

BUSINESS IMPACT STATEMENT

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ADVISORY BOARD STATEMENT

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BACKGROUND

County of San Diego, Department of Planning and Development Services

The County Planning and Development Services Department (PDS) is one of six responsible departments focused on long-range land use planning, including the County’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, which determine how our communities will grow. PDS analyzes land use projects to ensure compliance with land use regulations, and advises the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission on the projects. PDS programs such as building plan review, building inspection, and code compliance help maintain public health and safety. If approved, today’s allocation of $28,000 will enable PDS to update the regulatory document that establishes standards for development, environmental conservation, and public facilities in the East Otay Mesa region.

This community will benefit from the intended increase of economic activity sought as a result of updates to this plan. These guidelines are important in order to implement the objectives of the County of San Diego General Plan and Otay Mesa Sub Regional Plan.

The New Children’s Museum 

Since 1983, The New Children’s Museum has stimulated imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art. The museum attracts several hundred thousand visitors each year, but also makes sure that local low-income, underserved children, military families and school children get the opportunity to experience their creative learning focused exhibits. If approved, today’s allocation of $18,940 will support improvements to their welcome desk for its construction along with the related software and hardware, and retail build-out, as well as purchase signage and software for an interactive directory that enhances the community visitor experience and better accommodates their visitors varying needs.

Chula Vista Elementary School District

The Chula Vista Elementary School District has had a long-standing relationship with the Chula Vista Community Collaborative (CVCC). The CVCC works to ensure collaboration among partners and stakeholders in Chula Vista to ensure residents have the opportunity to live well. Initiated in 1993, the CVCC aims to enhance community partnerships and provide Family Resource Centers for families to access vital information and resources that protect the health, safety, and wellness of residents. If approved, today’s allocation of $13,585 will assist with the purchase of a refrigerator, staff computers, copy machine and printers that are essential to provide documents and handouts to clients.

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

Vice-Chairman

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: 

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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):

Marvin Mayorga

(619) 531-5511

Marvin.Mayorga@sdcounty.ca.gov