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  Consent-Community Services   # 24.       
Community Services  
Meeting Date: 09/28/2021  
Brief Title:    Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Planning Grant Application
From: Taro Echiburu, Director, Department of Community Services
Staff Contact: JD Trebec, Senior Planner, Department of Community Services, x8036

Subject
Adopt resolution allowing the Director of Community Services to apply for Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Planning Grant funds through the California Department of Conservation, in the amount of $79,599, to facilitate an update to the area community plan for the unincorporated community of Dunnigan. (No general fund impact) (Echiburu/Trebec)
Recommended Action
Adopt resolution allowing the Director of Community Services to apply for Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Planning Grant funds through the California Department of Conservation, in the amount of $79,599, to facilitate an update to the area community plan for the unincorporated community of Dunnigan.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
In Support of All Goals (Internal Departments Only)
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
The California Department of Conservation has issued guidelines for the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) program on behalf of the Strategic Growth Council, making California Climate Investments Programs funds available for planning and land acquisition grants. The Department of Community Services is interested in seeking such funding to assist with a much-needed update to the Dunnigan Area Community Pan.

In 2017, the County took action to remove the Dunnigan Specific Plan land use designation from the Countywide General Plan, rendering the 1996 Town of Dunnigan Area Plan inconsistent with the General Plan. Thus, the Dunnigan Plan requires an update to not only provide for General Plan consistency but take into consideration the current development pressures and needs of the historically agricultural community in northern Yolo County. The Department of Community Services has set aside General Plan Cost Recovery funds to complete an update of the Dunnigan Area Community Plan for 2022 and could use a smaller portion of those fees as a 10% matching fund contribution to use the SALC grant funds for completion of the Dunnigan Plan update.
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
Community Services Planning staff will work with the State Department of Conservation and County Counsel to prepare an acceptable proposal and apply to acquire the funds. Staff will then work with stakeholders including community residents, farmers and property owners, business owners, the Dunnigan Citizens Advisory Committee, and interested parties to draft an update of the Dunnigan Area Community Plan. County Counsel has approved the resolution as to form.

Fiscal Impact
No Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Impact (Expenditure)
Total cost of recommended action:    $   0
Amount budgeted for expenditure:    $   0
Additional expenditure authority needed:    $   0
On-going commitment (annual cost):    $  
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
$0
Explanation (Expenditure and/or Revenue)
Further explanation as needed:
Should the SALC grant be approved, the 10% matching funds would come from the amount budgeted from the General Plan Recovery Cost fees.
Attachments
Att. A. Resolution

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Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Taro Echiburu Taro Echiburu 09/13/2021 02:20 PM
Financial Services Shelby Milliren 09/17/2021 08:41 AM
County Counsel Hope Welton 09/20/2021 09:57 AM
Eric May Eric May 09/20/2021 09:58 AM
Eric Will Eric Will 09/20/2021 10:19 AM
Form Started By: JD Trebec Started On: 09/13/2021 08:36 AM
Final Approval Date: 09/20/2021

    

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