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File #: 20-065    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Multi-Item Status: Passed
File created: 12/12/2019 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER: OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
On agenda: 2/25/2020 Final action: 2/25/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Authorizing the Director of the Office of Sustainability or the Director's designee to accept funds in the amount of $169,468 from the California Department of Conservation Local and Regional Planning Project grant program to develop a working lands component of the County's Climate Action Plan; and B) Authorizing an amendment to the agreement with the San Mateo Resource Conservation District to develop a working lands component of the County's Community Climate Action Plan, as well as authorizing the continued support of annual operating expenses, increasing the contract by a total of $460,468 for a new not to exceed amount of $1,476,854; and C) Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request recognizing the receipt of California Department of Conservation Local and Regional Project Grant funds for Fiscal Year 2019-20 in the amount of $169,468.
Attachments: 1. 20200225_r_RCD Grant Acceptance.pdf, 2. 20200225_atr_OOS.pdf, 3. 20200225_a_RCD Grant Acceptance.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: 4/5ths

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Jim Eggemeyer, Director, Office of Sustainability
Subject: Accepting grant funds from the California Department of Conservation Local and Regional Planning Project Grant under the Working Lands and Riparian Corridors Grant Program

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Authorizing the Director of the Office of Sustainability or the Director's designee to accept funds in the amount of $169,468 from the California Department of Conservation Local and Regional Planning Project grant program to develop a working lands component of the County's Climate Action Plan; and

B) Authorizing an amendment to the agreement with the San Mateo Resource Conservation District to develop a working lands component of the County's Community Climate Action Plan, as well as authorizing the continued support of annual operating expenses, increasing the contract by a total of $460,468 for a new not to exceed amount of $1,476,854; and

C) Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request recognizing the receipt of California Department of Conservation Local and Regional Project Grant funds for Fiscal Year 2019-20 in the amount of $169,468.

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BACKGROUND:
The County is proactively preparing for climate change in numerous ways, however, there remains an urgent need to slow the production of greenhouse gases. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, improved agricultural practices can make a significant contribution to the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at relatively low cost. Integrating working lands into climate action planning provides opportunities for slowing climate change. The Office of Sustainability was awarded a grant from the California Department of Conservation to accomplish this work in partnership with Santa Clara County, the Carbon Cycle Institute, the San Mateo Resource Conservation District, the Guadalupe Coyote Reso...

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