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File #: 20-1255    Version: 1 Name: PRM/PW - Accept funds for Davenport Expansion Project D8
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 11/19/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/15/2020 Final action: 12/15/2020
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to accept and expend grant funds from the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation Land and Water Conservation Fund, in an amount not to exceed $2,016,000, for the Davenport Park Expansion Project; Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $1,975,680, offset by grant revenue; Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $1,975,680, offset by a transfer of Land and Water Conservation Grant Funds from the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation from the Capital Grants Fund; and Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department by $40,320, offset by grant revenue. (District 8)
Sponsors: Parks, Recreation and Marine, Public Works
Attachments: 1. 121520-R-25sr.pdf, 2. 121520-R-25 PowerPoint.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to accept and expend grant funds from the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation Land and Water Conservation Fund, in an amount not to exceed $2,016,000, for the Davenport Park Expansion Project;

Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $1,975,680, offset by grant revenue;

Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $1,975,680, offset by a transfer of Land and Water Conservation Grant Funds from the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation from the Capital Grants Fund; and

Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department by $40,320, offset by grant revenue. (District 8)

DISCUSSION
In October 2017, the California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) began soliciting applications for the Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant (Grant). This competitive Grant provides assistance to local agencies and community-based organizations for the acquisition or development of outdoor recreation features that increase opportunities for the health and wellness of Californians. The Land and Water Conservation Fund was signed into law in September 1964 and the program is administered by the National Parks Service with funds allocated to the State of California and administered by State Parks.

The Parks, Recreation and Marine Department is requesting the City Manager to execute a grant agreement for the Davenport Park Expansion Project (Project), and to accept $2,016,000 in grant funds. Funds awarded through the Grant will contribute to the construction of the western parcel of Davenport Park. This will increase the total park size by 5.6 acres in a community that lacks open park space with currently only 1.21 acres per 1000 residents, well under the 8 acres per 1,000 as recommende...

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