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File #: 15-0074    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/8/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/10/2015 Final action: 3/10/2015
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Economic Development Division, recommending the Board: 1) Consider a Funding Agreement in the amount of $21,000 to provide a contribution to the Tahoe Prosperity Center to promote regional sustainability through economic vitality, environmental stewardship, and healthy communities in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin; and 2) If approved, authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, or designee, to execute and administer the Agreement on behalf of the County. FUNDING: General Fund - Transient Occupancy Tax.
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route Agmt 429-F1511 3-10-15, 2. B - Tahoe Prosperity-Draft Agreement 3-10-15, 3. C - TPC Letter & Broadband Project Report 3-10-15, 4. D - Lake Tahoe Basin Prosperity Plan 2010 3-10-15, 5. E - Tahoe Prosperity Presentation 3-10-15.pdf
Title
Chief Administrative Office, Economic Development Division, recommending the Board:
1) Consider a Funding Agreement in the amount of $21,000 to provide a contribution to the Tahoe Prosperity Center to promote regional sustainability through economic vitality, environmental stewardship, and healthy communities in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin; and
2) If approved, authorize the Chief Administrative Officer, or designee, to execute and administer the Agreement on behalf of the County.

FUNDING: General Fund - Transient Occupancy Tax.
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BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost…………… $21,000

Budget - Current FY…………… $21,000
Budget - Future FY………………

New Funding…………………….
Savings…………………………
Other……………………………
Total Funding Available…………

Change To Net County Cost…… $0.00
Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
No Change to Net County Cost. Funding is available in the FY 2014-15 Adopted Budget for Economic Development.

Background
The Tahoe Prosperity Center (TPC) was created as the singular recommendation of the 2010 Lake Tahoe Basin Prosperity Plan. TPC is a non-profit group made up of an all-volunteer board, comprised of key leaders from the Basin’s six jurisdictions, two Chambers of Commerce, the Tahoe Transportation District (TTD), the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), as well as from business, science, health, education and non-profit organizations which has led the organization since its inception in 2010. El Dorado County previously provided $20,000 in funding to the Western Nevada Development District for development of the 2010 Lake Tahoe Basin Prosperity Plan and approved a contribution of $5,000 in 2011 for “bridge funding” the support the establishment of the TPC.

TPC communicated their interest in continuing to partner with El Dorado County and there is some indication that the prior administration supported the requested funding agreement prior to the current County budget shortfall.

Reason for Recommendation
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