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File #: 20-1224    Version: 1 Name: CD1 - Centro CHA and Thanksgiving Food Distribution
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/4/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/8/2020 Final action: 12/8/2020
Title: Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $4,000, offset by the First Council District One-time District Priority Funds to provide a contribution to Centro CHA for their food distribution program; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $4,000 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.
Sponsors: COUNCILWOMAN MARY ZENDEJAS, FIRST DISTRICT, COUNCILMEMBER JEANNINE PEARCE, SECOND DISTRICT, COUNCILMEMBER ROBERTO URANGA, SEVENTH DISTRICT, COUNCILMEMBER REX RICHARDSON, NINTH DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. 120820-NB-63sr&att.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $4,000, offset by the First Council District One-time District Priority Funds to provide a contribution to Centro CHA for their food distribution program; and

Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $4,000 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.

DISCUSSION
Centro CHA has a 30-year track record of supporting the Latino community in Long Beach and has been working to address food insecurity in the city during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this effort, they facilitated a series of food distribution events at the Jenny Oropeza Community Center in Cesar Chavez Park ahead of Thanksgiving. These efforts were able to provide food to over 200 households in the Downtown area, and this contribution of $4,000 provides funding to cover the cost of grocery store gift cards that were included to allow recipients to buy a turkey or other produce to compliment the food distribution for Thanksgiving.

This matter was reviewed by Revenue Management Officer Geraldine Alejo on December 3, 2020.

STATEMENT OF URGENCY

This item is intended to be added to the supplemental agenda for the December 8, 2020 meeting as the food distribution occurred this past week. With limited meetings during December, the funds are needed by Centro CHA to continue to have food distribution funds for this coming holiday season.

FISCAL IMPACT
This recommendation requests the City Manager to provide a contribution of $4,000 to Centro CHA to support their food distribution program. The total appropriation increase of $4,000 in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department is offset by the First Council District One-time District Priority Funds in the Citywide Activities Department. Implementing this recommendation is anticipated to result in a minimal impact on staff hours beyond normal budgeted scope of duties an...

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