The County of Santa Clara
California

Agreement/Amendment
97649

Approve Second Amendment to Agreement with San Jose Conservation Corps and Charter School relating to providing miscellaneous landscape maintenance and related work increasing the maximum contract amount by $280,000 from $1,000,000 to $1,280,000 with no change to the term of the Agreement, that has been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form and legality.

Information

Department:Parks and Recreation DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Agreement

Body

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS

Funds for miscellaneous maintenance and repair work on various projects in the County parks are available in the Parks and Recreation Department (Department) FY 2020 approved budget.

CONTRACT HISTORY

On June 9, 2015, Agenda item No. 118, the Board of Supervisors approved the Agreement with SJCC.

On September 15, 2018, the Agreement was amended, with the First Amendment, through an administrative action under the Board approved delegation of authority to the Director of Parks and Recreation Department or designee to increase the hourly rates for the remainder of the Agreements term.

REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATION

Reason(s) for approval of amendment

Approval of the Amendment No. 2 is necessary to pay for the work planned during the remaining term of the Agreement. The SJCC is an organization that provides at-risk, disadvantaged, mostly minority young men and women with a job skill training and environmental education though public service and conservation work. The SJCC is certified as a community conservation corps by the California Conservation Corps. Approval of the Amendment No. 2 will further the goals of SJCC and will provide needed labor for maintenance and repair work on various projects within the County park system.

CHILD IMPACT

The recommended action will have positive impact on youth because the SJCC provides at-risk and disadvantage youth with job training. Additionally, the assistance the Department receives from SJCC, to better maintain parks and trails will have a positive impact on children and their families by providing well maintained and safe park facilities for recreation and exercise, thereby promoting healthy lifestyle.

SENIOR IMPACT

The recommended action will have positive impact on seniors and community at large. With the assistance from SJCC, the Department will be able to better maintain parks and trails through maintenance activities, thereby providing safe park facilities for recreation and exercise.

SUSTAINABILITY IMPLICATIONS

The recommended action will have positive sustainability implications because SJCC provides environmental education to young man and women through public service and conservation work. The SJCC labor will help the Department to: a) control trail erosion and sedimentation; b) provide defensible space for fire safety; and c) better maintenance and repair of various parks projects through maintenance activities leading to a more sustainable park system.

BACKGROUND

Department has been working with SJCC on a project basis since the 1990s. SJCC provides meaningful education and training opportunities to young men and women while protecting and enhancing natural resources. This agencys goals and programs align with the Countys interests and values in promoting youth job training and environmental education, while at the same time offering affordable assistance to the Department in maintaining park facilities.

CONSEQUENCES OF NEGATIVE ACTION

The Second Amendment would not be approved at this time and SJCC would not be able to provide needed services to the Department. A negative action may result in the Department being unable to complete miscellaneous maintenance and repair projects, as well as providing defensible space for fire safety.

STEPS FOLLOWING APPROVAL

Send a MinuteTraq notification of fully executed Second Amendment to Metka Valh at metka.valh@prk.sccgov.org.

Meeting History

Aug 13, 2019 9:30 AM Video Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Cindy Chavez, Vice President
SECONDER:Susan Ellenberg, Supervisor
AYES:Mike Wasserman, Cindy Chavez, Dave Cortese, Susan Ellenberg, S. Joseph Simitian