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File #: 21-0851    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/11/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action: 7/13/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division, recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 081-2021 authorizing the Chief Administrative Officer to accept donations to the Parks program to support public purposes. FUNDING: Donations.
Attachments: 1. A- Blue Route, 2. B- Resolution
Title
Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division, recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 081-2021 authorizing the Chief Administrative Officer to accept donations to the Parks program to support public purposes.

FUNDING: Donations.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
California law (Gov. Code, 25355) authorizes the Board of Supervisors to "accept or reject any gift, bequest, or devise made to or in favor of the county, or to or in favor of the board in trust for any public purpose." The Board may delegate such authority to county officers or employees, provided that such delegees file quarterly reports with the Board of Supervisors describing the source and value of any gift valued in excess of $10,000 (or other amount chosen by the Board).

Occasionally, private citizens or companies offer donations of cash, goods, and services in support of various programs within the Parks Division. This includes small donations from individual users of parks amenities, such as amounts in the hundreds of dollars for memorial park benches, trail user donations, or a few dollars cash given to Park's staff from a user of the Rubicon. As there is no countywide policy on acceptance of such donations, only the Board of Supervisors has the authority to accept them, unless that authority has been specifically delegated. In order to provide flexibility and reduce the administrative process to accept donations, the Parks Manager is requesting the Board delegate authority to the CAO or his designee to accept individual donations, up to $10,000. Any individual donation in excess of that amount would be brought to the Board of Supervisors for consideration. A report of all donations of $10,000 or less would be provided to the Board at the end of each fiscal year. All donations would be used for public purposes.

ALTERNATIVES
The Board could choose not to delegate authority at all, or could delegate authority to accept donations up to a different amount ...

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