DATE: May 22, 2007
TO: Board of Supervisors
SUBJECT: APPROVAL OF DESIGN FOR THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL – COUNTY ADMINISTRATION CENTER
The San Diego County Regional Law Enforcement Memorial will be installed on the southwest lawn of the County Administration Center and will honor local officers killed in the line of duty. The Memorial is being created by local law enforcement organizations, headed by the San Diego County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association.
On April 17, 2007, the Board accepted the recommended alternate placement of the Memorial on the County Administrative Building’s southwest lawn, accepted the San Diego County Deputy Sheriff’s Foundation (SDCDSF) and Diego County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation (SDCLEMF) design committee’s proposed design criteria, and approved a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines construction, maintenance, repairs, and fiscal responsibilities.
Chairman Roberts and Vice-Chairman Cox
- Approve the final design of the San Diego County Regional Law Enforcement Memorial
Board actions on September 20, 2005 (30) and December 6, 2005 (16) allocated $100,000 of Community Projects Funds to the SDCDSF for costs of planning, design, and construction of the San Diego County Regional Law Enforcement Memorial. The Department of General Services staff costs for project management and design review are approximately $12,000, to be funded from current-year appropriations for CAC Major Maintenance. Annual routine maintenance costs are expected to be less than $3,000 and will be funded by the general fund. In the event that costs exceed $3,000 annually, they will be paid for by the SDCDSF. The proposal will require no additional staff years.
San Diego County has lost many of our local law enforcement personnel, who were killed in the line of duty. Each May, families, friends, fellow officers, and citizens gather for a Peace Officer’s Memorial Service to honor the memory of local fallen officers in the region. Unfortunately, San Diego County is lacking a single, unified location where all of our local law enforcement agencies and citizens can join together in remembrance and appreciation.
On April 17, 2007, under recommendation by Supervisors Greg Cox and
Ron Roberts, the Board approved the alternate site of the Memorial on
the County Administrative Building’s southwest lawn, accepted the
SDCDSF and San Diego County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation
(SDCLEMF) design committee’s proposed design criteria, and approved a
Memorandum of Understanding that outlines construction, maintenance,
repairs, and fiscal responsibilities. Today’s action formalizes our
Board’s approval of the final design.
Linkage to the County of San Diego Strategic Plan
One of the guiding principles of the County’s five-year Strategic Plan is to provide for the safety and well being of those San Diego communities, families, individuals and other organizations the County serves. This Board action will establish a permanent site for our citizens to remember peace officers who lost their lives to protect the safety and well being of our community.