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File #: 2021-1464   
Type: Consent Calendar Item Status: Passed
File created: 12/21/2021 In control: Regional Parks
On agenda: 1/25/2022 Final action: 1/25/2022
Title: Parks for All Measure M Annual Report, 2020-2021
Department or Agency Name(s): Regional Parks
Attachments: 1. Summary, 2. Parks For All Measure M Annual Report 2020-2021, 3. Findings & Conclusions Parks Measure M Citizens Oversight Committee November 16, 2021

To: Board of Supervisors

Department or Agency Name(s): Sonoma County Regional Parks

Staff Name and Phone Number: Melanie Parker, 707-565-2355

Vote Requirement: Majority

Supervisorial District(s): Countywide

 

Title:

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Parks for All Measure M Annual Report, 2020-2021

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Recommended Action:

Recommended action

Receive the findings and conclusions from the Citizens Oversight Committee on “Parks for All” Measure M Annual Report 2020-2021.

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Executive Summary:

The Citizens Oversight Committee for “Parks for All” Measure M, conveys their findings and conclusions to the Board of Supervisors and to all the City Councils that the second Annual Report for this ten-year measure is complete, and that it meets the intent of the ordinance.

 

Discussion:

“Parks for All” Measure M passed in November 2018 authorizing a one-eighth cent special use tax county-wide to support county and city parks. Per Ordinance #6238, the Board of Supervisors established a Citizens Oversight Committee (hereinafter “the Committee”) to monitor the implementation of this measure. Per the ordinance, the Committee shall receive an Annual Report no later than six months after the conclusion of the fiscal year. The Committee received and reviewed the second Annual Report in November 2021. The Committee adopted a resolution finding that the 2020-2021 Annual Report  meets the intent of the measure and conveys to the public how funds were spent to support the parks, and what fund balances remain to spend on parks in future years.

 

The Annual Report is also a tool for communicating to the public the impact of these dollars in providing essential parks services to the community.

 

Strategic Plan:

N/A

 

Prior Board Actions:

On January 26, 2021, the Board of Supervisors received the 2019-2020 Parks for All Measure M Annual Report.

 

On February 4, 2020, the Board of Supervisors approved the bylaws of the Citizens Oversight Committee.

 

On May 14, 2019, the Board of Supervisors appointed the first seven members of this Oversight Committee, one from each district and two serving in an at-large capacity.

 

On May 14, 2019, the Board of Supervisors voted to create a Citizen Oversight Committee for “Parks for All” Measure M.

 

On January 8, 2019, the Board of Supervisors passed the Implementation of 2018 Parks Measure M executing all agreements necessary with the State to implement the tax.

 

On August 7, 2018, the Board of Supervisors adopted the “Sonoma County Parks Improvement, Water Quality, and Fire Safety Measure Transactions and Use Tax Ordinance” and adopted a resolution calling a special election for November 6, 2018.

 

On July 10, 2018, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution introducing a proposed ordinance imposing a 1/8th cent transaction and use tax in Sonoma County for Regional Parks and City Parks and waiving further reading.

 

On June 13, 2018, the Board of Supervisors received a report on the potential parks ballot measure and directed staff to return in July to place the measure on the ballot.

 

Fiscal Summary

 Expenditures

FY 21-22 Adopted

FY22-23 Projected

FY 23-24 Projected

Budgeted Expenses

 

 

 

Additional Appropriation Requested

 

 

 

Total Expenditures

 

 

 

Funding Sources

 

 

 

General Fund/WA GF

 

 

 

State/Federal

 

 

 

Fees/Other

 

 

 

Use of Fund Balance

 

 

 

Contingencies

 

 

 

Total Sources

 

 

 

 

Narrative Explanation of Fiscal Impacts:

None.

 

Staffing Impacts:

 

 

 

Position Title (Payroll Classification)

Monthly Salary Range (A-I Step)

Additions (Number)

Deletions (Number)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narrative Explanation of Staffing Impacts (If Required):

None.

 

Attachments:

Parks For All Measure M Annual Report 2020-2021

Findings and Conclusions from the Parks Measure M Citizens Oversight Committee, November 16, 2021.

 

Related Items “On File” with the Clerk of the Board:

None.