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File #: 21-151    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/26/2020 Departments: OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Approve an Appropriations Transfer Request (ATR) appropriating $204,741 from the Office of Sustainability Non-General Fund General Reserves to Services and Supplies to fund programs to support compliance with California Senate Bill 1383.
Attachments: 1. 20210223_atr_SB 1383.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: 4/5ths

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Carolyn Bloede, Director, Office of Sustainability
Subject: CA SB 1383 Composting Infrastructure Development

RECOMMENDATION:
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Approve an Appropriations Transfer Request (ATR) appropriating $204,741 from the Office of Sustainability Non-General Fund General Reserves to Services and Supplies to fund programs to support compliance with California Senate Bill 1383.

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BACKGROUND:
The State of California has acted to address greenhouse gas emissions through California Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383). This new legislation will become effective January 1, 2022, and by 2025 it will require a 75 percent reduction in organics waste disposal. In order to achieve this goal, jurisdictions will be required to develop comprehensive organics waste recycling systems, including composting infrastructure development. The County of San Mateo has been proactive in addressing climate change and ongoing preparation for SB 1383 implementation; most recently, on January 5, 2021, this Board adopted Resolutions No. 077918 and 077919 approving agreements with Fresh Approach and Samaritan House to support community composting and countywide edible food recovery programs.

Additionally, the Office of Sustainability (OOS) has been actively developing, testing, and funding strategies to increase compost collection, education, and food waste reduction throughout the county for many years. These programs include a network of forty community gardens, compost bin subsidies for household composting and vermicomposting, a permaculture garden located on County land in an urban zone. Additionally, OOS has made financial support for an urban agriculture garden, a community composting facility, and is involved in multiple franchise agreements that make curbside organics collection available to many communities within the County's unincorporated areas.

DISCUSSION:
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