Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-1041    Version: 1 Name: PRM - Right-of-Entry Permit to Conservation Corps for Environmental Stewardship Center for DeForest Park D9
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/1/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action: 10/20/2020
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to issue and administer a new Right-of-Entry Permit to Conservation Corps of Long Beach, a nonprofit 501c3, for the construction for an Environmental Stewardship Center, for a period of two years, from September 1, 2020 through August 30, 2022, with the option to renew for one year; and, the approval of an Environmental Stewardship Center for public recreation at DeForest Park, which meets a recreational need within the City. (District 9)
Sponsors: Parks, Recreation and Marine
Attachments: 1. 102020-R-13sr&att.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to issue and administer a new Right-of-Entry Permit to Conservation Corps of Long Beach, a nonprofit 501c3, for the construction for an Environmental Stewardship Center, for a period of two years, from September 1, 2020 through August 30, 2022, with the option to renew for one year; and, the approval of an Environmental Stewardship Center for public recreation at DeForest Park, which meets a recreational need within the City. (District 9)

DISCUSSION
The DeForest Park Vision Plan (Vision Plan) was produced in partnership with Conservation Corps of Long Beach (CCLB), Camp Fire Angeles, the DeForest Park Neighborhood Association, and the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department (Department) and serves as a visionary document to guide potential future development of DeForest Park. While the Vision Plan is a plan for future park investment, anticipated over a long-term horizon and implemented incrementally over time as resources allow, funding has been secured to begin early action projects.

CCLB was awarded a $1,200,000 grant by the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC) to build a satellite office along the Lower Los Angeles River. This satellite office was identified in the Vision Plan as the Environmental Stewardship Center (Center). This Center will serve as the base of operations for work along the Lower Los Angeles River along with stewardship activities at DeForest Park and DeForest Wetlands. The Center will also offer community education about the environment and local watershed and will have office space and training areas for CCLB and community rooms open for public use as a neighborhood meeting location.

The Center is proposed to be located adjacent to the existing Community Center building, replacing the restroom building (Attachment A). During the Vision Plan process, it was discovered that the existing restroom building was a hot spot for nuisance activit...

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