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File #: 17-309    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Work Session - Information Status: Work Session
File created: 4/12/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/10/2017 Final action: 5/10/2017
Title: Neighborhood Improvements Funding Initiative
Attachments: 1. Attach A - Program Guide, 2. Attach B - Full Project List, 3. Attach C - Prioritized Projects
AGENDA DATE: 5/10/2017

TITLE: Neighborhood Improvements Funding Initiative
BODY
SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Review priority project ideas by each community advisory committee area, opportunity for discussion and Q&A, and identify any additional information necessary to inform a decision about funding allocation.

ITEM TYPE: Regular Information Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Walker, Catlin, Henry, Kilroy

PRESENTER (S): Lee Catlin, Emily Kilroy

LEGAL REVIEW: Not Required

REVIEWED BY: Douglas C. Walker

BACKGROUND: During the Two Year Financial Plan process, the Board directed staff to allocate $1.4 million in one-time funding to support neighborhood level improvement projects prioritized with community feedback and leadership from the County's Community Advisory Committees (CACs). This effort directly supports the FY17 - 19 Strategic Plan, specifically several initiatives related to revitalizing aging urban neighborhoods.

Major milestones since that initial direction include:
December 14, 2016 - Staff presented initial concepts about how such a program could be developed as part of the Two Year Financial Plan work session.
February 1, 2017 - A more refined proposed program was presented and the Board directed staff to proceed with the first several steps in the proposed process and return in May with an initial list of prioritized projects by CAC-area for further consideration of funding allocation process.
March 28, 2017 - The Board directed an additional $200,000 be allocated for support costs associated with implementing the program, including $82,658 to fund a Neighborhood Planner position in Community Development and $117,342 in other support costs as part of the proposed FY18 budget.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Thriving Development Areas: Attract quality employment, commercial, and high density residential uses into development areas by providing services and infrastructure that encourage redevelopment and private investment while protecting the quality of...

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