San Mateo County Logo
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 16-854    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Multi-Item Status: Passed
File created: 11/13/2017 Departments: PARKS
On agenda: 12/12/2017 Final action: 12/12/2017
Title: Adopt resolutions authorizing: A) The acceptance of donations in the amount of $350,000 for FY 2017-2018 from the Smart Family Foundation; and B) The approval of an appropriation transfer request in the amount of $350,000 from Gifts and Donations to various Parks funds; and C) The acceptance of a donation from the Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve to partially fund a Park Aide-Extra Help position for Park District IV to provide additional support to the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in the amount of $4,000 for FY 2017-2018; and D) The approval of an appropriation transfer request in the amount of $4,000 from Gifts and Donations to Extra Help Hours - Regular Pay.
Attachments: 1. 20171212_r_Donation Checks.pdf, 2. 20171212_atr_SMART Family Donation.pdf, 3. 20171212_atr_Friend of FMR Donation.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: 4/5ths

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Sarah Birkeland, Assistant Parks Director
Subject: Smart Family Foundation Donation and Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Donation

RECOMMENDATION:
title
Adopt resolutions authorizing:

A) The acceptance of donations in the amount of $350,000 for FY 2017-2018 from the Smart Family Foundation; and

B) The approval of an appropriation transfer request in the amount of $350,000 from Gifts and Donations to various Parks funds; and

C) The acceptance of a donation from the Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve to partially fund a Park Aide-Extra Help position for Park District IV to provide additional support to the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in the amount of $4,000 for FY 2017-2018; and

D) The approval of an appropriation transfer request in the amount of $4,000 from Gifts and Donations to Extra Help Hours - Regular Pay.

body
BACKGROUND:
The Smart Family Foundation has donated to County Parks either through the San Mateo County Parks Foundation or to County Parks directly over a number of years. This philanthropic organization has focused its financial support on improvements and projects at Coyote Point Recreation Area.

The Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (FFMR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of volunteers who provide docent-led tours of the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve/Montara State Marine Protected Area's tide pools and funding in support of rocky intertidal research, education, and stewardship activities. Volunteer members of FFMR have been conducting programs at the Reserve for over 40 years.

DISCUSSION:
Smart Family Foundation Donation:
For FY 2017-2018, the Smart Family Foundation is providing $350,000 in cash donations for various projects at Coyote Point Recreation Area as listed in the following table. The table below reflects cost estimates for each project; actual funding allocations may vary.

Smart Family Foundatio...

Click here for full text