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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM 16

Meeting Date: February 26, 2002

Subject/Title: Passage of a resolution authorizing the submittal of an application for grant funds for the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation Riparian and Riverine Habitat Program under the Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000

Submitted by: Finance: K. Wahl
Parks and Recreation: C. Bronzan/ J. Hansen

Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION 
Passage of a resolution authorizing the submittal of an application for grant funds for the to the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation Riparian and Riverine Habitat Program under the Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000 (Proposition 12) and authorizing the Parks and Recreation Director to execute and submit all documents which may be necessary for the completion of the project.

PREVIOUS ACTION
None.

BACKGROUND
The Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000 Riparian and Riverine Habitat Program will provide funds on a competitive basis to increase public recreational access, awareness, understanding, enjoyment, protection, and restoration of California’s irreplaceable rivers and streams. The Riparian and Riverine Habitat Program is intended to revive state and local stewardship of natural resources by investing in neighborhood parks and state parks, clean water protection and coastal beaches and scenic areas. 

The Park and Recreation Department proposes to submit an application for funding for acquisition of a portion of a parcel located northwest of the Marsh Creek Staging Area known as the Griffith parcel, APN 017-110-011. The owner of the parcel has been contacted and has indicated his interest in working with the City if terms can be agreed upon. 

The site is now within the City limits after annexation in 2001 and was designated as a “special Facility nature park” in the 1994 Park and Recreation Master Plan and included again in the 2001 update to the Park and Recreation Master Plan. The Plan indicates that “due to the special location of the site at the confluence of three creeks, it offers a unique opportunity to develop a Nature Park for the community”. 

The City of Brentwood General Plan Update, adopted by Council on November 27, 2001, also indicates that the site is of chief importance with the following statement. “Since this property is at the confluence of three creek systems, it is paramount that any development of the area be consistent with and reflect the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Master Plan and provide open space buffers adjacent to the creeks bordering the site. If any development, other than open space/recreational amenities occurs, it should be restricted to single-family residential uses that maintain the rural character of the area. 

FISCAL IMPACT
The total maximum grant amount through the Riparian and Riverine Habitat Program is $400,000 and there is no requirement for matching funds. The grant will request the maximum amount for acquisition purposes.

Attachment:
Resolution 

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDS FOR THE RIPARIAN AND RIVERINE HABITAT PROGRAM UNDER THE SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS, CLEAN WATER, CLEAN AIR, AND COASTAL PROTECTION BOND ACT OF 2000 FOR ACQUISITION OF A PORTION OF PARCEL 017-110-011

WHEREAS, the people of the State of California have enacted the Riparian and Riverine Habitat Program, which provides funds to the State of California for grants to local agencies and federally recognized California Indian tribes to increase public recreational access, awareness, understanding, enjoyment, and protection of California’s irreplaceable rivers and streams; and

WHEREAS, the California Department of Parks and Recreation has been delegated the responsibility for the administration of the Program and the grant Project shown above within the State, setting up necessary procedures; and

WHEREAS, said procedures established by the California Department of Parks and Recreation require the Applicant’s Governing Bode to certify by resolution the approval of the Application before submission of said Application to the State; and 

WHEREAS, the Applicant will enter into a Contract with the State of California for the project.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood hereby:
1. Approves the filing of an Application for local assistance funds from the Riparian and Riverine Habitat Program under the Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000; and
2. Certifies that the Applicant has or will have sufficient funds to operate and maintain the Project; and
3. Certifies that the Applicant has reviewed, understands and agrees to the General Provisions contained in the Contract shown in the Procedural Guide; and
4. Appoints the Parks and Recreation Director as agent to conduct all negotiations, execute and submit all documents including, but not limited to, Applications, agreements, payment requests and so on, which may be necessary for the completion of the Project.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 26th day of February, 2002 by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers
NOES: 
ABSENT: 
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Michael A. McPoland, Sr.
Mayor
ATTEST:

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Karen Diaz, CMC
City Clerk

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