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File #: 20-578    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/26/2020 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 2
On agenda: 8/4/2020 Final action: 8/4/2020
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing a one-time grant of district-discretionary Measure K funds, not to exceed $4,000, to Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation, to support swim scholarships for children residing in San Mateo, Foster City, and Belmont to receive swim lessons and participate in swim team at the Peninsula Family YMCA, providing an exception to the criteria for district-discretionary Measure K funds to allow a grant less than $10,000, and authorizing the County Manager, or the County Manager's designee, to execute the grant agreement.
Sponsors: Carole Groom
Attachments: 1. 20200804_r_D2 Beyond Barriers Reso, 2. 20200804_a_New Measure K Agreement BBAF.docx

Special Notice / Hearing:    None__

Vote Required:    Majority

 

To:                      Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:                      Michael P. Callagy, County Manager

Subject:                      Use of District-Discretionary Measure K Funds - Supervisorial District 2

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing a one-time grant of district-discretionary Measure K funds, not to exceed $4,000, to Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation, to support swim scholarships for children residing in San Mateo, Foster City, and Belmont to receive swim lessons and participate in swim team at the Peninsula Family YMCA, providing an exception to the criteria for district-discretionary Measure K funds to allow a grant less than $10,000, and authorizing the County Manager, or the County Manager’s designee, to execute the grant agreement.

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BACKGROUND:

Measure K is the half-cent general sales tax initially approved by San Mateo County voters in November 2012 and extended in November 2016 for a total of thirty years.

 

On February 12, 2019, the Board of Supervisors (Board) held a study session on Measure K expenditures and anticipated revenue for fiscal years (FY) 2020-21. The Board-appointed Measure K sub-committee, consisting of Supervisor Pine and Supervisor Canepa, convened the study session to, among other things, work with staff to facilitate the Board’s development of Measure K priorities and continuing initiatives for FY 2020-21. The Board approved $3.75 million in one-time loans or grants each fiscal year for FY 2020-21, divided equally among the five supervisorial districts, for district-discretionary needs and projects. District 2 has submitted a request to use its district-discretionary Measure K funds as shown below and described in the Project Summary section of this memorandum:

 

District/Project

Amount

District 2 (Supervisor Carole Groom) - Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation: funds will be used towards swim scholarships for children residing in San Mateo, Foster City, and Belmont to receive swim lessons and participate in swim team at the Peninsula Family YMCA.

$4,000

 

This item is consistent with the criteria for district-discretionary Measure K funds approved by the Board in December 2018, with the following exception: the amount of the proposed grant is less than the $10,000 minimum provided for in the criteria. The exception is necessary since the normal number of children they generally serve cannot be met due to COVID-19, they have arranged for smaller funding. The Board may approve this exception to the criteria by adopting the resolution.

PROJECT SUMMARY:

This is a request to authorize a grant to Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation, and resulting grant agreement, in an amount not to exceed $4,000, to provide funds for swim scholarships for children residing in San Mateo, Foster City, and Belmont to receive swim lessons and participate in swim team at the Peninsula Family YMCA. The County Manager’s Office will administer and manage the proposed agreement.

District-discretionary Measure K funding for this organization has previously been provided as listed below: 

                     Previous funding requested by District 4 in the amount of $25,000 for swim scholarships for children in need in North Fair Oaks, East Menlo Park, and East Palo Alto; approved on March 29, 2019.

Funds will be used towards swim scholarships for children residing in San Mateo, Foster City, and Belmont to receive swim lessons and participate in swim team at the Peninsula Family YMCA. It will provide swimming lessons and swim team for children in need. The funds will subsidize 400 swim lessons and 110 swim team hours through swim scholarships with the goal of increasing the number of children served at the Peninsula Family YMCA over the next year.

These funds will help serve the community by ensuring the children in need to have access to aquatic programing. These lessons will increase the water safety of our children and give families the opportunity for their children to learn to continue their path to health and wellness.

 

Total Measure K Request: Not to Exceed $4,000

The release of funds will be contingent on the execution of an agreement providing for the County’s confirmation of the expenditure of funds during FY 2020-21 for the purposes stated herein. The County will disburse the funds to the following organization for the purposes described above:

Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation

50 Woodside Plaza, Suite 426

Redwood City, CA 94061

(650) 933-4942

jodie@beyondbarriersaf.org

 

PERFORMANCE MEASURES:

Description

Target

To provide swimming lessons and swim team opportunities to children residing in San Mateo, Foster City, and Belmont.

June 2021

 

 

 

County Counsel has reviewed and approved the agreement and resolution as to form.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

There are sufficient Measure K funds for this specific FY 2020-21 Measure K request. These funds are budgeted in the Non-Departmental Services FY 2020-21 Recommended Budget.