Agenda Item   



                                                                                                                        ASR Control  22-000808




legal entity taking action:

Board of Supervisors

board of supervisors district(s):

All Districts

SUBMITTING Agency/Department:

County Executive Office   (Approved)

Department contact person(s):

Linh Ly (714) 834-7036 



David Kim (714) 834-5214



Subject:  Approve Center for Demographic Research Memorandum of Understanding


      ceo CONCUR

County Counsel Review

Clerk of the Board


Approved Agreement to Form

Consent Calendar



3 Votes Board Majority




    Budgeted: N/A

Current Year Cost:   N/A

Annual Cost: FY 2023-24 $124,867
FY 2024-25 $135,579
FY 2025-26 $145,298




    Staffing Impact:


# of Positions:            

Sole Source:   N/A

    Current Fiscal Year Revenue: N/A

   Funding Source:     GF: 100%

County Audit in last 3 years: No

   Levine Act Review Completed: N/A


    Prior Board Action:         4/28/2020 #28, 5/23/2017 #29, 3/14/2017 #38, 4/8/2014 #26






Approve Memorandum of Understanding by and between Orange County Interests and CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation for the Continued Operation of the Center for Demographic Research at California State University, Fullerton, for the term of July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026, in a total amount not to exceed $405,744 for the County of Orange’s portion of sponsorship fees.



Authorize the County Executive Officer or designee to execute the Memorandum of Understanding.







Approval of the Memorandum of Understanding with Orange County Interests and CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation for the Continued Operation of the Center for Demographic Research, a research and information center affiliated with California State University, Fullerton, will ensure the provision of reliable demographic information, which is a valuable tool utilized by the County of Orange, local jurisdictions and special districts when planning for future growth.




Prior to the County of Orange’s (County) bankruptcy in 1994, the County employed an in-house demographic department that produced much of the work now done by the Center for Demographic Research (CDR). Since April 1996, the County has partnered in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with several government entities, including Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange County Council of Governments, Orange County Sanitation District, Transportation Corridor Agencies, Municipal Water District of Orange County, Orange County Water District, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission to contract with CDR at California State University, Fullerton, for demographic services.


Since its inception, CDR has been instrumental in developing the County Projections, which is utilized in the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, facilities planning and timing, development of fee programs, bond revenue stream analysis, demand for water, sewer and other services, Regional Housing Needs Assessment, input to SCAG, County transportation funding and other local and regional planning efforts. Additionally, the MOU outlines other various work products and services, such as reports, public information services, databases and participation in committees to ensure that a technical review is incorporated into regional planning efforts on behalf of County departments.


As a CDR sponsor, the County will continue to receive technical, managerial and policy participation; access to Geographic Information System and demographic data, including census data processing; population, housing unit and employment projections; and annual housing unit and population estimates.


Previously, the Board of Supervisors has approved MOUs between the County Executive Office (CEO) and CDR on April 28, 2020, May 23, 2017, March 14, 2017, and April 8, 2014.






Demographic research and information services provided via the MOU for the term of July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026, will not exceed $405,744. The County's sponsor fees will be $124,867 for FY 2023-24, $135,579 for FY 2024-25 and $145,298 for FY 2025-26, an increase from previous years to accommodate California State minimum wage increases, reflect recent market studies on salaries, updated work programs and increased healthcare costs. Appropriations for the MOU will be included in General Fund 100, Budget Control 017, FY 2023-24 Budget and will be included in the budgeting process for future years.










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Attachment A – MOU with Center for Demographic Research