Long Beach, CA
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File #: 19-0557    Version: 1 Name: PRM/PW - Measure A Funding for Projects
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/24/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/11/2019 Final action: 6/11/2019
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to submit a grant application to the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District (RPOSD) for Measure A funding for Projects and Programs; authorize City Manager, or designee, to submit applications to the RPOSD for grants under the Community-based Park Investment Program (Category 1) and the Neighborhood Parks, Healthy Communities, and Urban Greening Program (Category 2) for 14th Street Park improvements, Bixby Park Parcel One improvements, the Pacific Electric Right-of-Way between 8th Street and 10th Street, Whaley Park Community Center, Wardlow Park, Lincoln Park, McBride Park, MacArthur Park, Tanaka Park, Scherer Park improvements, and Houghton Park Community Center (Projects); if awarded, accept an amount up to $4,312,724; and, execute any documents necessary to accept the funds and implement the Projects. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Parks, Recreation and Marine, Public Works
Attachments: 1. 061119-R-41sr&att.pdf, 2. 061119-R-41 PowerPoint.pdf, 3. RES-19-0091.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to submit a grant application to the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District (RPOSD) for Measure A funding for Projects and Programs; authorize City Manager, or designee, to submit applications to the RPOSD for grants under the Community-based Park Investment Program (Category 1) and the Neighborhood Parks, Healthy Communities, and Urban Greening Program (Category 2) for 14th Street Park improvements, Bixby Park Parcel One improvements, the Pacific Electric Right-of-Way between 8th Street and 10th Street, Whaley Park Community Center, Wardlow Park, Lincoln Park, McBride Park, MacArthur Park, Tanaka Park, Scherer Park improvements, and Houghton Park Community Center (Projects); if awarded, accept an amount up to $4,312,724; and, execute any documents necessary to accept the funds and implement the Projects. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
In 2016, Los Angeles County voters approved the Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks and Beaches Measure of 2016 (County Measure A), which authorizes dedicated local funding for park, recreation, and open space development and maintenance through an annual special tax of 1.5 cents per square foot of building floor area on all taxable real property in the County. County Measure A makes funding available to eligible recipients for projects that repair and upgrade parks and recreational facilities; create new parks; preserve and protect open spaces and beaches; and support recreational programming. County Measure A provides funding through both annual allocation programs and competitive grant programs. Annual allocations are distributed using set formulas, while competitive grants are awarded on a competitive basis during set grant cycles.

Annual allocations are divided among the 188 Study Areas that were used to prepare the initial Los Angeles County Park Needs Assessment (PNA) in 2016. The City of Long Beach (City) contains five Study Areas: Cent...

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