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File #: 19-0005    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 1/2/2019 Final action:
Title: South Bay Cities Council of Governments Request to Send a Letter Opposing Measure A Steering Committee Recommendations (Parks and Recreation Director Leyman). APPROVE LETTER OF OPPOSITION
Attachments: 1. Letter of Opposition to LA County Supervisor, 2. Email from the SBCCOG
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Mark Leyman, Parks and Recreation Director
Linda Robb, Management Analyst

SUBJECT:Title
South Bay Cities Council of Governments Request to Send a Letter Opposing Measure A Steering Committee Recommendations (Parks and Recreation Director Leyman).
APPROVE LETTER OF OPPOSITION
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council direct staff to send a letter opposing the recommendation of the Measure A Steering Committee to allocate 30% of the competitive grant funds to "high" and "very high" need areas.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
There are no fiscal implications associated with the recommended action. However, should the County approve the Steering Committee's recommendation, the City of Manhattan Beach may be less likely to receive additional Measure A competitive grant funds.

BACKGROUND:
In 2016, the Los Angeles County Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks and Beaches Measure (Measure A) was passed by the voters receiving 75% approval. Measure A asked voters to continue their support for local parks, beaches, open space, and water resources by approving an annual parcel tax of 1.5 cents per square foot of development. Generating approximately $94 million per year for our local parks, beaches, and open space areas, Measure A replaced expiring dedicated funding from the voter-approved Propositions A of 1992 and 1996.

Measure A was developed with extensive stakeholder input from throughout Los Angeles County and designed to meet the Countywide Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Needs Assessment of 2016. The Needs Assessment was an 18-month process which provided detailed information from all 88 cities and unincorporated areas within Los Angeles County about the quality of their local parks, their current access to parks and recreation facilities and overall park needs, including public m...

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