Saturday, July 28, 2012

San Mateo County Supervisors discuss parks funding, July 31, 2012

The Daily Journal (San Mateo)/Staff Report, 7/27/12.  "Supervisors to discuss parks funding."

San Pedro Valley Park, Pacifica. 
"Issues with parks funding, and ways to improve it, will be part of a presentation before the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

....  The parks department operates on an $8.4 million annual budget, which includes $6 million from the general fund. Achieving the recommended level of staffing and operation, however, would require $11.1 million, Porter wrote. During the budget hearings earlier this year, the board added back $350,000 to the parks budget for staff, fire fuel load reduction efforts and health and safety related maintenance and repairs. The board also provided $1.9 million toward Devil’s Slide, $1.3 million for Alpine Road improvements, and $925,000 for the planning phases of the water and wastewater treatment plant renovations at Memorial Park, he wrote. The parks budget for capital projects is $7.5 million for the current fiscal year, including $4.475 million from the general fund. Over the next five years, about $12.1 million in capital project improvements have been identified, Porter wrote.

Photograph taken at Sanchez Adobe Historic Site
Ideas for this year include an in-depth fee review, expanded or renegotiated concession agreements, expanded use of the Sheriff’s Work Program, expanding the volunteer program and internships. Most of the ideas will take several years to evaluate and implement.  .... The Board of Supervisors meets 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 31 at 400 County Center, Redwood City."   Read Article.

County reference - County of San Mateo, Division of Parks, index spreadsheet guide direct.

Pacifica referenceParks Beaches and Recreation, spreadsheet guide direct.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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