Long Beach, CA
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File #: 19-0688    Version: 1 Name: PRM/PW - MacArthur Park Vision Plan D6
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/21/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/16/2019 Final action: 7/16/2019
Title: Recommendation to receive and file the MacArthur Park Vision Plan; Adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to allow the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust (LANLT), on behalf of the City of Long Beach, to submit a grant application to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, for the first phase of the MacArthur Park Vision Plan Implementation Project; accept said grant, if awarded, in an amount of $8,500,000 in Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program funding; execute all documents necessary to accept the funds; negotiate and execute a Turn-Key Agreement with LANLT for the development of MacArthur Park improvements; and Accept Statutory Exemption SE-19-159. (District 6)
Sponsors: Parks, Recreation and Marine, Public Works
Attachments: 1. 071619-R-37sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-19-0103.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to receive and file the MacArthur Park Vision Plan;

Adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to allow the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust (LANLT), on behalf of the City of Long Beach, to submit a grant application to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, for the first phase of the MacArthur Park Vision Plan Implementation Project; accept said grant, if awarded, in an amount of $8,500,000 in Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program funding; execute all documents necessary to accept the funds; negotiate and execute a Turn-Key Agreement with LANLT for the development of MacArthur Park improvements; and

Accept Statutory Exemption SE-19-159. (District 6)

DISCUSSION
On June 5, 2018, California voters passed the Parks, Environment, and Water Bond (Proposition 68), which authorized $4 billion in general obligation bonds for state and local parks. The measure required that between 15 and 20 percent of the bond funds, depending on the type of project, be dedicated to projects in communities with median household incomes less than 60 percent of the statewide average; that 60 percent threshold amounted to about $39,980 in 2016. The largest amount of bond revenue, $725 million, was earmarked for neighborhood parks in park-poor neighborhoods in accordance with the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Act of 2008's competitive grant program. The California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has notified applicants that $650,275,000 will be distributed throughout multiple rounds. Grant awards are anticipated to be announced in January 2020.

MacArthur Park is located at 1321 E. Anaheim Street in the City’s Sixth Council District and has never had a Master Plan for its development. To be eligible for Proposition 68 funding, the park needed to demonstrate considerable engagement around a community-sourced vision.

The MacArthur Park Vision Plan (Vision Plan) serves as a vis...

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