Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-0492    Version: 1 Name: PW - Grant agreement with California State Coastal Conservancy D1789
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/14/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/2/2020 Final action: 6/9/2020
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to enter into a grant agreement with California State Coastal Conservancy, to accept and expend grant funding, in the amount of $500,000, for a period of three years; and Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department in the amount of $500,000, offset by grant revenue. (Districts 1,7,8,9)
Sponsors: Public Works
Attachments: 1. 060220-C-16sr.pdf, 2. 060220-C-16sr Revised.pdf, 3. 060920-C-45sr&att.pdf, 4. RES-20-0066.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to enter into a grant agreement with California State Coastal Conservancy, to accept and expend grant funding, in the amount of $500,000, for a period of three years; and

Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department in the amount of $500,000, offset by grant revenue. (Districts 1,7,8,9)

DISCUSSION
On March 6, 2020, the California Coastal Conservancy approved the authorization to disburse up to $500,000 to the City of Long Beach (City) to construct a one-acre wetland as part of the Long Beach Municipal Urban Stormwater Treatment Project (LB-MUST) (Project).

The Project will construct a stormwater treatment facility and new wetland habitat area near the Shoemaker Bridge, at 901 DeForest Avenue. The goal of the Project is to improve stormwater quality in Long Beach to benefit aquatic life and recreational beach activities. By capturing and cleaning urban stormwater runoff, the Project will reduce pollution that would otherwise be discharged into the Los Angeles River (LAR) and enter Long Beach’s beaches. The recycled water byproduct will help sustain a wetland habitat proposed as part of the Project. These activities ensure compliance with the City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.

The Project met the guidelines of the California Coast Conservancy Grant (Grant). The Grant contributes funding to projects that are multi-benefit such as improving water quality, water supply, and watershed protection. The Project provides these benefits with the construction of a centralized water treatment facility, creation of a green space featuring educational signage, a wetland, and landscaped trails. City Council approval is requested to accept and expend up to $500,000 in grant funds for the Project.

This matter was reviewed by Deputy City Attorney Amy R. Webber on May 5, 20...

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