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File #: 22-138    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Multi-Item Status: Passed
File created: 1/7/2022 Departments: OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
On agenda: 2/22/2022 Final action: 2/22/2022
Title: Measure K: Recommendation to: A) Adopt a resolution authorizing the execution of an agreement with the San Mateo Resource Conservation District for expansion of the Forest Health and Fire Resiliency Program for the term of October 1, 2020 to February 22, 2024 for an amount not to exceed $400,000; and B) Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) transferring $100,000 of Measure K funds from the County Manager's Office to the Office of Sustainability to fund certain wildfire resiliency measures to be provided under the Agreement
Attachments: 1. 20220222_r_RCD Contract.pdf, 2. 20220222_atr_RCD ATR, 3. 20220222_a_RCD Contract
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Carolyn Bloede, Director, Office of Sustainability
Subject: Agreement with the San Mateo Resource Conservation District for administration and expansion of the Forest Health and Fire Resiliency Program

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Recommendation to:

A) Adopt a resolution authorizing the execution of an agreement with the San Mateo Resource Conservation District for expansion of the Forest Health and Fire Resiliency Program for the term of October 1, 2020 to February 22, 2024 for an amount not to exceed $400,000; and

B) Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) transferring $100,000 of Measure K funds from the County Manager's Office to the Office of Sustainability to fund certain wildfire resiliency measures to be provided under the Agreement

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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, fire, and agriculture to the local community. In the wake of the August 2020 CZU Lightning Fire Complex, there have been increased efforts to reduce fire risk in San Mateo County with the RCD at the forefront leading programs that support fire recovery, forest health, and fire resilience. The San Mateo RCD works in close partnership with local agencies, organizations, and communities to accomplish the goal of improved fire resiliency through the Neighborhood Chipper Program and projects that aim to build fire adapted communities through community engagement, technical assistance and education, strategic fuel breaks, and landscape fuels treatment and vegetation management. RCD also implements programs in ecosystem conservation and restoration in partnership with local communities that enhance forest health and increase fire resiliency.
District-discretionary Measure K funding for this organiza...

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