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Posted on February 24, 2016 at 9:20 AM by Suzanne Iarla
At its January 27 meeting, the Park and Recreation Commission voted to prioritize the remaining $467,093 of Measure WW funding as follows:
At the recommendation of Public Works Director Yvetteh Ortiz, the balance of the remaining funds, $97,093, is recommended to remain in reserve should the actual costs of the projects exceed the amounts listed above.
In choosing these spending priorities, the Park and Recreation Commission relied heavily on the recently adopted Urban Greening Plan because it wanted to ensure that a thorough public input process was utilized on how to spend the remaining Measure WW funds. Except for Huber, all of the projects chosen by the Park and Recreation Commission have foundations in the Urban Greening Plan’s Focus Areas. Two of the projects, the Hillside Natural Area and Fairmont Park received additional attention in the Plan as Pilot Projects. On December 15, 2008, the City Council appointed the Public Works Director “as agent to conduct all negotiations, execute and submit all documents including, but not limited to, applications, agreements, amendments, payment requests and so on, which may be necessary for the completion of the Project(s).”
The deadline for proposing new projects for Measure WW funding to the East Bay Regional Park District is March 31, 2016. Staff will begin preparing the necessary documents and application. If you would like any additional information on these recommendations or would like this to appear on an upcoming City Council agenda prior to application submittal, please contact Recreation Director Chris Jones.
Tag(s): Park and Recreation Commission, Measure WW, Hillside Natural Area, Fairmont Park, Baxtre Creek