Agenda Item   

AGENDA STAFF REPORT

 

                                                                                                                        ASR Control  07-002609

 

MEETING DATE:

12/18/07

legal entity taking action:

Board of Supervisors

board of supervisors district(s):

1

SUBMITTING Agency/Department:

County Executive Office   (Approved)

Department contact person(s):

Monica Banken, (714) 834-3110 

 

 

 

 

 

Subject:  First District Fund 130 Allocations

 

      ceo Concur

County Counsel Review

Clerk of the Board

Concur

Approved Agreement to Form

Discussion

 

 

3 Votes Board Majority

 

 

 

    Budgeted: Yes

Current Year Cost: $1,037,336

Annual Cost: N/A

 

 

 

    Staffing Impact: No

# of Positions:

Sole Source: No

    Current Fiscal Year Revenue: N/A

    Funding Source: General Fund 100%

 

    Prior Board Action: Agenda Item #103-June 26, 2007-Adopt FY 07-08 Final Budget

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S)

 

 

1.

Find that the proposed allocations from Fund 130 District Community Priorities and Projects serve County public interests.

 

 

2.

Approve expenditure of $100,000 from Fund 130 for development of the Tierra de las Pampas exhibit at the Santa Ana Zoo for the City of Santa Ana, and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and the City of Santa Ana.

 

 

3.

Approve expenditure of $10,000 from Fund 130 for construction of a police memorial statue in Liberty Park for the Westminster Police Officers Foundation, and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and the Westminster Police Officers Foundation.

 

 

4.

Approve expenditure of $5,000 from Fund 130 for the purchase of a swing set for Logan Park in the City of Santa Ana, and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and the City of Santa Ana.

 

 

5.

Approve expenditure of $9,000 from Fund 130 for basketball court renovation at El Salvador Park in Santa Ana for Netz 4 Life, Inc., and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and Netz 4 Life, Inc.

 

 

6.

Approve expenditure of $33,675 from Fund 130 for basketball court renovations, purchase and installation of monkey bars, and installation of an alarm system and parking gate on the exterior of the Santa Ana Police Athletic Activity League building, and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and the Orange County Community Foundation.

 

 

7.

Approve expenditure of $10,000 from Fund 130 for industrial lighting at the City Lights Skate Park and Dream Center in Santa Ana for the City Lights Dream Center, and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and the City Lights Dream Center.

 

 

8.

Approve expenditure of $100,000 from Fund 130 for building of a new soccer/sports field on the grounds of the new Santa Ana Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) facility located at 2100 W. Alton Parkway for the Santa Ana YMCA, and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and the Santa Ana YMCA.

 

 

9.

Approve expenditure of $55,661 from Fund 130 for a playground upgrade at Santa Ana's Hoover Elementary School, and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and the Santa Ana Unified School District.

 

 

10.

Approve expenditure of $14,000 from Fund 130 for purchase of outdoor equipment and payment of fees associated with outdoor activities for Lien Doan Huong Dao Truong Son (Santa Ana Boy Scout/Girl Scout Troop 680), and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and Lien Doan Huong Dao Truong Son.

 

 

11.

Approve expenditure of $30,000 from Fund 130 for the purchase of exercise equipment for the City of Garden Grove's open space park area near the H. Louis Lake Senior Center, and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and the City of Garden Grove.

 

 

12.

Approve expenditure of $100,000 from Fund 130 for barrier free retrofit to meet ADA requirements for the Performing Arts Guild of Orange County in Santa Ana, and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and the Performing Arts Guild of Orange County.

 

 

13.

Approve expenditure of $5,000 from Fund 130 to set up a music lab in Garden Grove for H.O.P.E (Helping Others Prepare for Eternity dba M&M Youth Mentor Program), and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and H.O.P.E.

 

 

14.

Approve expenditure of $400,000 for capital improvements at Sid Goldstein Freedom Park in Westminster for Friends of the Abbey Centre, Inc., and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and Friends of the Abbey Centre, Inc.

 

 

15.

Approve expenditure of $15,000 to refurbish dugout fencing at Riverview Park for Santa Ana Northwest Little League, and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and the Santa Ana Northwest Little League.

 

 

16.

Approve expenditure of $5,000 for family and youth literacy program in Santa Ana for Hope Community Services, Inc., and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and Hope Community Services, Inc.

 

 

17.

Approve expenditure of $10,000 for youth recreation programs in Westminster for The Association of Vietnamese Language and Culture Schools of Southern California, and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and The Association of Vietnamese Language and Culture Schools of Southern California.

 

 

18.

Approve expenditure of $5,000 for after school programs and the summer youth academy in Midway City including guitar training, soccer and other organized sports for Abrazar, Inc.,and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and Abrazar, Inc.

 

 

19.

Approve expenditure of $100,000 for a Historic Main Street entry arch gateway in Garden Grove for the Garden Grove Downtown Business Association, and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and the Garden Grove Downtown Business Association.

 

 

20.

Approve expenditure of $5,000 for computer lab upgrade and conflict resolution and human relations programs in Garden Grove for the Korean-American Coalition-Orange County, and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and the Korean-American Coalition-Orange County.

 

 

21.

Approve expenditure of $25,000 to contract with California State University, Fullerton for a study researching the causes and spread of gangs for the City of Santa Ana, and direct Clerk of the Board to execute the submitted agreement between the County of Orange and the City of Santa Ana.

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

Approve allocation of First District Fund 130 funds for projects for City of Santa Ana, Westminster Police Officers Foundation, Netz 4 Life, Inc., Orange County Community Foundation, City Lights Dream Center, Santa Ana Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Santa Ana Unified School District, City of Garden Grove, Performing Arts Guild of Orange County, Helping Others Prepare for Eternity (H.O.P.E.), Friends of the Abbey Centre, Inc., Santa Ana Northwest Little League, Hope Community Services, Inc., The Association of Vietnamese Language and Culture Schools of Southern California, Abrazar, Inc., Garden Grove Downtown Business Association, Korean American Coalition-Orange County, and Lien Doan Huong Dao Truong Son (Boy Scout/Girl Scout Troop 680). Delegate authority to the Clerk of the Board to execute the agreements with the entities above.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

On November 14, 2006, with approval of the FY 06-07 First Quarter Budget Report (agenda item #57), the Board of Supervisors approved allocation of $5 million in General Funds to Fund 130 District Community Priorities and Projects.  The original intent of Fund 130 was to provide funds for capital projects for parks; one million for each of the five supervisorial districts.

 

During the FY 07-08 Budget Hearings on June 12, 2007, the Board approved an additional one million dollars per supervisorial district and made a modification to the original intent for use of the funds. The current allocation policy enables use of no more than 10% of the annual allocation for recreation programs and projects. Such allocations are subject to Board consideration and approval, and need to be matched by equivalent funds from a city, school district, or other sponsoring non-profit agency.  Helping Others Prepare for Eternity, Hope Community Services, Inc., the Association of Vietnamese Language and Culture Schools of Southern California, Abrazar, Inc., the Korean-American Coalition-Orange County, and the City of Santa Ana have met the match requirement.

 

The First District Board of Supervisors requests approval for allocation of $1,037,336 in existing Fund 130 budgeted funds to the projects identified below.  

 

Santa Ana Zoo “Tierra de las Pampas” Permanent Exhibit ($100,000): The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park is a twenty acre zoological garden which opened in 1952. The “Tierra de las Pampas” exhibit will showcase animals from the Pampas region of South America, extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the Andes Mountains, primarily in Argentina and Uruguay. This permanent exhibit will be home to Giant Anteaters, the Greater Rheas birds, and Guanacos, an Andean camel. Integrated within this effort are walkways with viewing overlooks, education nodes for school groups and organized classes, interpretive graphics that speak to both pre-school and young adult students and graphics which encourage interaction between parent and child. Funds will go to the City of Santa Ana for completion of this project.

 

Liberty Park Police Memorial ($10,000): The Westminster Police Officers Foundation was established in June 2004 to honor our fallen police officers. A statue serving as a memorial will be built as an improvement to Liberty Park. With nearby senior centers and residential areas, this park improvement will serve as a place for officers and the public to reflect on the sacrifices made by the fallen police officers.

 

Logan Park “Chepa’s Park” Renovations ($5,000): Logan Park is a half-acre property which is located just south of the Santa Ana Freeway in the City of Santa Ana. The Logan Park site is made up of three residential lots and was originally acquired for the extension of Civic Center Drive. Through a community effort to preserve the neighborhood, the residents convinced the Santa Ana City Council to allow the neighborhood to develop a park site on this property. The Logan Neighborhood Committee has taken charge of the property since 1971 when they constructed a handball court, irrigation system, all purpose court, and an indoor recreation center. These funds will be used to help purchase a swing set and the necessary construction materials to secure the set and comply with appropriate regulations.

 

El Salvador Park Basketball Court Renovations ($9,000):  The El Salvador Park in Santa Ana serves many youth within its 11 acres. The park has two lighted softball diamonds (used also for football and soccer), basketball and handball courts, playground area, and picnic area with barbecue pits. Netz 4 Life, Inc. is a non-profit organization that uses the basketball courts at this park to teach disadvantaged youth how to play basketball and interact with others, and plans to use these funds to resurface and two tone repaint two full court outdoor basketball courts at the El Salvador Park. In addition, four backboards and four rims will be replaced on the new courts.

 

Santa Ana Police Athletic Activity League Basketball Court Renovations ($33,675):  In order to combat gang violence, resist the temptation of joining criminal street gangs, and encourage youths to stay in school, the Santa Ana Police Department in conjunction with the Santa Ana Parks and Recreation Department has formed the Santa Ana Police Athletic Activity League (SAPAAL). SAPAAL is a crime prevention program that employs educational, athletic, and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between youths and law enforcement. SAPAAL will focus its efforts on at risk students. These funds will be used to help build a basketball court, monkey bars, and install an alarm system and parking gate on the exterior of the SAPAAL building.  Funds will go to the Orange County Community Foundation for completion of this project.

 

City Lights Skate Park and Dream Center ($10,000): City Lights Skate Park and Dream Center was established in 1992 in Santa Ana to provide opportunities for young people to become involved in sports as an alternative to joining gangs. The City Lights Dream Center is currently hosting clinics to teach inner city kids about the benefits involved in the skating world. Pastor Chris, along with the support and contacts of his nephew, professional skater Christian Hosoi, has built an entire skate park in the lot behind the Ross Street building. These funds will be used to provide industrial lighting in the skate park.

 

Santa Ana YMCA Soccer/Sports Field ($100,000):  The Santa Ana YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) is currently in the process of being built at 2100 W. Alton Parkway at Armstrong Ranch, a development that features a high school, single family homes, and a future church. The Santa Ana YMCA will be a place for thousands of youth who attend school nearby to explore possibilities in a nurturing and positive environment. There are 80,000 youth under 18 within 3 miles of the site, and eight K-12 schools with 12,000 students within 1.5 miles. These funds will go toward the building of a new soccer/sports field which will provide access to hundreds more youth who are turned away from soccer programs due to lack of fields and resources.

 

Hoover Elementary School Playground Upgrade ($55,661): Hoover Elementary School in Santa Ana services almost 900 students, 88% of whom are eligible for discounted lunches. Hoover Elementary is in need of completing its playground upgrade and will purchase and install a playcraft structure in its playground. Funds will go to the Santa Ana Unified School District for completion of this project.

 

Lien Doan Outdoor Equipment Upgrade (Boy Scout/Girl Scout Troop 680) ($14,000):  Lien Doan Huong Dao Truong Son provides quality year-round programs for young children within Orange County.  Over 1,000 youth and their families have been served since 1980 by this organization and currently over 150 boys and girls are members of this scout troop.  Boys and girls between seven and 18 years old are introduced to scouting principles and practices such as serving society and helping others.  These funds will allow this troop to purchase outdoor equipment and pay the required fees associated with outdoor activities no more than three times prior to December 31, 2008.

 

H. Louis Lake Senior Center Outdoor Fitness Equipment ($30,000):  The H. Louis Lake Senior Center in Garden Grove offers seniors 50 years and older a multitude of services and activities. The Center is an active participant Senior Citizen's Center. The Center offers many volunteer opportunities, activities, travel opportunities, classes (some in conjunction with Garden Grove Unified School District), holiday parties, sports and special events. The funds will go toward purchasing seven to eight pieces of outdoor fitness equipment for the City of Garden Grove open space park area near the H. Louis Lake Senior Center. Proximity to the Senior Center would allow staff to conduct fitness programs for the seniors.  Staff would also be able to teach seniors to use the equipment on their own, and encourage its use on a regular basis to support healthy aging of Center participants. Funds will go to the City of Garden Grove for completion of this project.

 

The Performing Arts Guild of Orange County Barrier Free Upgrades ($100,000):  The Performing Arts Guild of Orange County was founded as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and built on the belief that music and the arts are a vital necessity in our community, which should also be available to people of all levels of ability and disability. The Performing Arts Guild's mission is to develop a set of full functioning facilities in our local communities to provide innovative and affordable training of the major performing arts for all students. The Performing Arts Guild operates in music studios and classrooms in Santa Ana.  The funds will help make these studios and classrooms barrier free in compliance with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) so that students of all physical ability levels can be appropriately served.  The music equipment, rehearsal facility and recording training studios will also need to be retrofitted to accommodate ADA requirements.

 

H.O.P.E. Music Lab (Helping Others Prepare for Eternity dba M&M Youth Mentor Program) ($5,000 matching funds): These funds will assist the Youth Mentor Program, located in the City of Garden Grove, to set up a digital music lab for children ages 7-18 years of age. H.O.P.E. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a myriad of support services to abandoned or abused women and children from disadvantaged families. Founded in 1997, H.O.P.E. exists to turn despair into hope on the faces of women and children. This lab will allow children to learn through music by purchasing digital recording equipment and music supplies, and currently this program serves over 200 families per month. 

 

Sid Goldstein Freedom Park Renovations ($400,000): The Sid Goldstein Freedom Park is located near the Westminster Civic Center and dedicated to the memory of Sid Goldstein, a 41-year Westminster resident; and it is home to the Vietnam War Memorial, which honors both American and South Vietnamese soldiers. Roses rise in abundance around the dark stone edifice in the middle of the park, while a fire blazes from the center of the monument. Two bronze soldiers stare from atop the stone and there's a faint sound of water falling.  These funds will go toward improving walkways, developing and producing one audio visual interpretative exhibit kiosk, and adding educational statues and displays. Funds will go to Friends of the Abbey Centre, Inc., a non-profit organization.

 

Riverview Park Baseball Diamond Renovations ($15,000): The Santa Ana Northwest Little League services 300 youth in the City of Santa Ana, and has 25 teams ranging in age from 5 to 15 years. They are located at Riverview Park in Santa Ana, and have two seasons in which young people can play. Funding will go to refurbish the fencing for the dugout at Riverview Park.

 

Hope Community Services, Inc. Family and Youth Literacy Program ($5,000 matching funds): Hope Community Services, Inc. conducts a family and youth literacy program that provides services for refugees and human trafficking victims. Over 500 seniors, most of whom are torture survivors and political refugees have benefited from classes and seminars dedicated to helping them through their unique experiences.  These funds will go toward funding programs so that these victims can attend classes put on by this non-profit organization.

 

TAVIET Language Programs ($10,000 matching funds): The Association of Vietnamese Language and Culture Schools of Southern California is a non-profit organization dedicated to organizing recreational events for youth to participate in cultural activities, as well as conduct research, develop, and publish educational documents, study guides, and textbooks for students. These cultural activities will help students contribute and improve the community in which they live, and bridge the gap of understanding between young people and adults. These funds will help children's programs such as computer classes and park recreational activities.

 

Abrazar, Inc. After School Programs and Summer Youth Academy in Midway City including Guitar Training, Soccer and other Organized Sports  ($5,000 matching funds): Abrazar, Inc.'s mission is to promote the general welfare and prosperity of the very poor to medium income population in Orange County. Programs and services they foster and operate are those that advance the living conditions of senior citizens, the family unit and its members. Said programs and services include, but are not limited to, programs and services addressing needs in mental health, housing, transportation, nutrition, education, physical health, counseling, welfare and rehabilitation.

 

Historic Main Street Entry Arch ($100,000): Historic Main Street in Garden Grove is the heart of Garden Grove. Lined with independent businesses and the site of a weekly classic car show, Main Street remains one of Orange County's few true meeting places. Main Street leads to the Village Green, an open space park that hosts many community events, such as the annual Christmas tree lighting. The entry arch gateway will be an improvement to Historic Main Street.

 

Korean American Coalition Conflict Resolution and Human Relations Program ($5,000 matching funds):  Established in 1983, the Korean American Coalition (KAC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan community-based organization dedicated to facilitating full participation of Korean-Americans in the civic, legislative, and community affairs of American society. As the community’s leading advocacy organization, KAC works to strengthen the community’s infrastructure, and to bridge language, cultural, and information gaps that may hinder community development. Headquartered in Los Angeles, KAC maintains offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Washington, D.C. and 17 chapters and affiliates nationwide. These funds will go to upgrading the computer lab and toward programs directed at community members such as for conflict resolution and human relations programs.

 

City of Santa Ana Study ($25,000 matching funds):  The City of Santa Ana would like to contract with California State University at Fullerton for a study of the gang problem in their city. This study would research the causes and spread of gangs, and how to stem the tide of young people joining gangs in Santa Ana.

 

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

 

N/A

 

STAFFING IMPACT:

 

N/A

 

REVIEWING AGENCIES:

 

First District Board of Supervisors, County Counsel, County Executive Office

 

ATTACHMENT(S):

 

Agreements with City of Santa Ana, Westminster Police Officers Foundation, Netz 4 Life, Inc., Orange County Community Foundation, City Lights Dream Center, Santa Ana YMCA, Santa Ana Unified School District, City of Garden Grove, Performing Arts Guild of Orange County, Helping Others Prepare for Eternity, Friends of the Abbey Centre, Inc., Santa Ana Northwest Little League, Hope Community Service, Inc., The Association of Vietnamese Language and Culture Schools of Southern California, Abrazar, Inc., Garden Grove Downtown Business Association, Korean American Coalition-Orange County, and Lien Doan Huong Dao Truong Son