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File #: 20-792    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Multi-Item Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action: 10/20/2020
Title: Measure K: Recommendation to: A) Adopt a resolution authorizing a $150,000 agreement with the San Mateo Resource Conservation District for CZU August Lightning Complex post-fire recovery services and expansion of the San Mateo Fire Safe Council's Chipper Program; and B) Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) for $100,000 from Non-Departmental Services to the Office of Sustainability.
Attachments: 1. 20201020_r_board reso RCD.pdf, 2. 20201020_atr_OOS CZU ATR.pdf, 3. 20201020_a_RCD contract.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Measure K: Agreement with the San Mateo Resource Conservation District for CZU August Lightning Complex post-fire recovery services and expansion of the San Mateo Fire Safe Council's Chipper Program

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Recommendation to:

A) Adopt a resolution authorizing a $150,000 agreement with the San Mateo Resource Conservation District for CZU August Lightning Complex post-fire recovery services and expansion of the San Mateo Fire Safe Council's Chipper Program; and

B) Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) for $100,000 from Non-Departmental Services to the Office of Sustainability.

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BACKGROUND:
The San Mateo Resource Conservation District (RCD) is a special district within San Mateo County that provides comprehensive and integrated services around wildlife, water, climate, and agriculture to the local community. The County and the RCD have formed a strong partnership through prior projects involving water conservation, water quality improvements, floodplain restoration, and agricultural water projects.

RCD has received previous Measure K funding for the following completed and ongoing projects:
1) Coordinating monthly Fire Safe San Mateo County Meetings (18 since funding approval)
2) Developed projects with large landowners and other stakeholders to apply for CAL FIRE Forest Health grants
3) Provided chipping services to 16 communities
4) Developing programmatic permits to streamline forest health and fuel load projects

In addition to these projects, the RCD has leveraged Measure K funding to secure over $3,000,000, including $2,500,000 for fire fuel reduction work.

DISCUSSION:
The historic CZU August Lightning Complex (CZU Complex) fire required immediate, currently unfunded, post-fire recovery services; those needs are ongoing. The proposed agreement will ...

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