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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 07

Meeting Date: May 14, 2002

Subject/Title: Approval of a resolution authorizing the submittal of a grant proposal to the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation Murray-Hayden Urban Parks and Youth Service Program under the Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000 (Proposition 12).

Submitted by: Finance: P. Ehler/ K. Wahl
Parks and Recreation: C. Bronzan
Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION 
Passage of a resolution authorizing the submittal of a grant proposal to the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation Murray-Hayden Urban Parks and Youth Service 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, responding to the recreational and open-space needs of a growing population and expanding urban communities, is intended to revive state stewardship of natural resources by investing in neighborhood and state parks, clean water protection and coastal beaches and scenic areas. The Murray-Hayden Program intent is to provide grant funding for capital projects, including parks, park facilities and youth centers that are within immediate proximity of a neighborhood that has been identified by the Department as having a critical lack of parks and/or open space and/or deteriorated park facilities that are within an area of significant poverty and unemployment and have a shortage of services to youth. The Park and Recreation Department proposes to submit an application for partial funding of the expansion of Sunset Park. The grant funding is intended to supplement, not supplant, local expenditures for park and recreation facilities. 

FISCAL IMPACT
The total estimated project cost for Sunset Park Expansion is $9,300,000. Approximately $7.5 million in funding has been identified for this project, and a grant in the amount of $47,000 has been awarded for trees leaving approximately $1.75 million still to be funded. This amount will be requested from the Murray-Hayden Urban Parks and Youth Service Program. A minimum match of 30% is required for this program, all of which must come from nonstate monies. At least one-third of this match must consist of monies or nonmonetary contributions from private or nonstate sources. 

Attachment:
Resolution 

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDS FOR THE MURRAY-HAYDEN PROGRAM UNDER THE SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS, CLEAN WATER, CLEAN AIR, AND COASTAL PROTECTION BOND ACT OF 2000 FOR THE SUNSET PARK EXPANSION PROJECT.

WHEREAS, the people of the State of California have enacted the MURRAY-HAYDEN PROGRAM, which provides funds to the State of California for grants to local agencies, nonprofit organizations, and federally recognized California Indian tribes for parks, park facilities, environmental enhancement projects, and Environmental Youth Service Centers that are within the immediate proximity of a neighborhood that has been identified by the Department has having a critical lack of park or open-space lands or deteriorated park facilities, that are in an area of significant poverty and unemployment, that have a shortage of service for youth; 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 Body 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 Murray-Hayden 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 14th day of May, 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