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File #: 20-577    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Multi-Item Status: Passed
File created: 7/17/2020 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 4
On agenda: 8/4/2020 Final action: 8/4/2020
Title: Recommendation: A) Measure K: Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) transferring one-time district-discretionary Measure K funds, not to exceed $350,000, to the San Mateo County Project Development Unit (PDU) for a veteran and first responder public art memorial project; and B) Adopt a resolution waiving the Request for Proposals (RFP) process and authorizing the execution of an agreement with Gordon Huether + Partners, Inc. for artist and fabrication services for the term of August 4, 2020 through August 3, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $350,000.
Sponsors: Warren Slocum, COUNTY MANAGER
Attachments: 1. 20200804_atr_PDU Veterans Art Memorial, 2. 20200804_r_Vet Memorial Public Art, 3. 20200804_a_GordanHuethercontact.pdf

Special Notice / Hearing:                         None__

      Vote Required:                         Majority

 

To:                      Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:                      Michael P. Callagy, County Manager

Adam Ely, Director, Project Development Unit

Subject:                      Transfer of District-Discretionary Measure K Funds - Supervisorial District 4 and Approval of an Agreement with Gordon Huether + Partners, Inc.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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Recommendation:

 

A)                     Measure K: Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) transferring one-time district-discretionary Measure K funds, not to exceed $350,000, to the San Mateo County Project Development Unit (PDU) for a veteran and first responder public art memorial project; and

 

B)                     Adopt a resolution waiving the Request for Proposals (RFP) process and authorizing the execution of an agreement with Gordon Huether + Partners, Inc. for artist and fabrication services for the term of August 4, 2020 through August 3, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $350,000. 

 

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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) 2019-21. 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 2019-21. The Board approved $3.75 million in one-time loans or grants each fiscal year for FY 2019-21, divided equally among the five supervisorial districts, for district-discretionary needs and projects. District 4 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 4 (Supervisor Warren Slocum) - San Mateo County Project Development Unit (PDU) for a veteran and first responder public art memorial project

$350,000

 

This item is consistent with the criteria for district-discretionary Measure K funds approved by the Board in December 2018.

 

PROJECT SUMMARY:

Presently, San Mateo County does not have a memorial to honor the courage and sacrifice of all veterans, including the 27,000 living in San Mateo County, and first responders - those who answered their country’s and community’s call with service, bravery and honor. This is a request to authorize a transfer of Measure K funds to the Project Development Unit (PDU) to commission a public art memorial, to be located at the San Mateo County Government Center, as a place to honor, reflect and educate future generations about the service and sacrifice to our county and country by these brave men and women. PDU will work with artist Gordon Huether of Gordon Huether + Partners, Inc. to design, build and install this memorial. Members of the PDU Art Committee, the San Mateo County Veterans Commission, and the San Mateo County Arts Commission will work with the artist to finalize a design.

 

Staff requests that the Board waive the request for proposals (RFP) process, on the basis that such waiver is in the best interest of the County in this instance due to the artist’s familiarity with the County Arts Commission and the County’s vision for the veterans memorial.

 

Total Measure K Request: Not to Exceed $350,000

  

PERFORMANCE MEASURES:

Description

Target

Public Development Unit will guide the design, building, and installation process with artist Gordon Huether of Gordon Huether + Partners, Inc. for a veteran and first responder public art memorial.

Completion and installation of the public art memorial.

 

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.