There is no fiscal impact to the General Fund. Funding for the first year of the agreement in the amount of $230,000 is included in the FY 2015 Road Fund Recommended Budget. The multi-year agreement is structured on a pay-as-you-go basis; the Department assigns individual projects to the SJCC as funding permits.
The Department previously contracted with the SJCC starting in 2008 for miscellaneous maintenance and repair work on County roads.
REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATION
The SJCC provides at-risk, disadvantaged, mostly minority young men and women with job skill training and environmental education through public service and conservation work and is certified as a “community conservation corps” by the California Conservation Corps. The Department recommends approval of the agreement with SJCC on a single-source basis to enable SJCC to perform basic maintenance tasks on County roads including weed abatement, debris removal, erosion control, and landscaping maintenance, thus furthering the unique role SJCC plays in our community while providing a cost-effective resource for the Department and enabling existing road maintenance staff to focus on more complex work.
The recommended actions will have a positive impact on children and youth because the SJCC provides at-risk and disadvantaged youth with job skill training.
The recommended actions will have no/neutral impact on seniors.
The recommended actions will have positive sustainability implications because SJCC provides environmental education to young men and women through public service and conservation work.
CONSEQUENCES OF NEGATIVE ACTION
The Agreement will not be executed and the SJCC will not provide services to the Roads and Airports Department.
STEPS FOLLOWING APPROVAL
The Clerk of the Board shall:
1. Send one fully executed copy of the Agreement to:
Ron Jackson, Deputy Director, Road Maintenance Division, 1505 Schallenberger Road, Building 1, San Jose, CA 95131
2. Send notification of MinuteTraq processing to:
Tony Arata, Roads and Airports Department – Administration
Ron Jackson, Roads and Airports Department – Road Maintenance
Dawna Mencimer, Roads and Airports Department – Road Maintenance