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File #: 13-1020    Version: 1 Name: PW/CM - CA Strategic Growth Council-Urban Greening Grants D7
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/28/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/19/2013 Final action: 11/19/2013
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or his designee, to submit application to the State of California Strategic Growth Council, for grant funds for the Urban Greening Grant Program under the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 84), for the Willow Springs Wetlands Project;
Indexes: Grant, Grant
Attachments: 1. 111913-R-23sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-13-0116.pdf
Related files: 13-1021, 34055_000
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or his designee, to submit application to the State of California Strategic Growth Council, for grant funds for the Urban Greening Grant Program under the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006
(Proposition 84), for the Willow Springs Wetlands Project;

DISCUSSION
The Urban Greening for Sustainable Communities Program (Program), funded by the State through Proposition 84, is administered by the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) and provides funds for projects to establish community green areas, reduce energy consumption, conserve water, improve air and water quality, and provide other community benefits. The Office of Sustainability, in the City Manager Department, is requesting authorization to submit an application for the Willow Springs Wetland (WSW) Project, to request $924,000 in grant funds. In addition, the Public Works Department is requesting authorization to submit an application under the targeted funds for small projects category, which awards a maximum of $75,000 for smaller projects proposed by disadvantaged communities. Funds awarded through the Program would fund projects within the City to preserve, enhance and improve community green areas.

As a step toward implementation of the Willow Springs Park Master Plan, the Office of Sustainability is seeking assistance of funds to finalize the design and development of the WSW Project, with goals of restoring native habitat, creating public access trails, and installing environmental education infrastructure. The City has secured $400,000 of additional funds for the WSW project through a Southern California Association of Governments grant, as well as a one-time allocation to Parks, Playgrounds and Libraries in the Fiscal Year 2014 adopted budget.

The Public Works Department is seeking funds for landscape improvements on a vacant median island adjacent to Pacific Coa...

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