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File #: 13-1021    Version: 1 Name: PW/CM - CA Strategic Growth Council-Urban Greening Grants
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 11/11/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/19/2013 Final action: 11/19/2013
Title: 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 landscaping improvements on the street median adjacent to Pacific Coast Highway and east of the Terminal Island Freeway; and Authorize City Manager, or his designee, to accept grants from the Strategic Growth Council for up to $924,000 and up to $75,000 for Urban Greening Grant funds, and execute all documents necessary to accept the funds and implement the project. (District 7)
Sponsors: Public Works
Indexes: Grant
Attachments: 1. 111913-R-23sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-13-0117.pdf
Related files: 13-1020
TITLE
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 landscaping improvements on the street median adjacent to Pacific Coast Highway and east of the Terminal Island Freeway; and

Authorize City Manager, or his designee, to accept grants from the Strategic Growth Council for up to $924,000 and up to $75,000 for Urban Greening Grant funds, and execute all documents necessary to accept the funds and implement the project. (District 7)

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 addit...

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