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File #: 22-111    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/18/2022 Departments: PARKS
On agenda: 2/8/2022 Final action: 2/8/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the Parks Director, or the Parks Director's designee, to submit an application to the California Department of Parks and Recreation's Proposition 68 Regional Park Grant Program seeking $3,000,000 in grant funds to construct a portion of the Tunitas Creek Beach Improvement Project
Attachments: 1. 20220208_r_tunitas_regional_park_grant.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Nicholas J. Calderon, Parks Director
Subject: Submittal of an application to the California Department of Parks and Recreation's Proposition 68 Regional Park Grant Program for funds to construct a portion of the Tunitas Creek Beach Improvement Project

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the Parks Director, or the Parks Director's designee, to submit an application to the California Department of Parks and Recreation's Proposition 68 Regional Park Grant Program seeking $3,000,000 in grant funds to construct a portion of the Tunitas Creek Beach Improvement Project

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BACKGROUND:
The Tunitas Creek Beach Property ("Property"), located approximately eight miles south of the City of Half Moon Bay in unincorporated San Mateo County, totals approximately 58 acres in size and includes almost one mile of sandy beach, steep coastal bluffs, and the mouth of Tunitas Creek.

In May 2019, this Board authorized the execution of a grant agreement with the California State Coastal Conservancy ("SCC") for $3,000,000 to plan, permit, and design a series of visitor amenities necessary to convert the Property into a County park. This effort has been branded the Tunitas Creek Beach Improvement Project ("Project"). Any grant funds not used during the planning, permitting, and design phase of the Project can be used for construction. On March 10, 2020, this Board established the Tunitas Creek Beach Trust Fund by depositing $2,000,000 into a designated account for the purpose of constructing the Project's visitor amenities and maintaining the future County park. Lastly, through its involvement in the protection of the Property, the Peninsula Open Space Trust ("POST") committed $3,245,000 to the construction of the Project's visitor amenities and future maintenance of the County Park.

Beginning in April 2020, the Project Advisory Team-comprise...

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