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Posted on: April 7, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Citizens' committee makes recommendations for Year 2 of Measure Z funding

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Measure Z Expenditures this week finalized its recommendations for projects to be funded in Fiscal Year 2016-17. In total, the committee recommended 13 new projects to be funded, in addition to projects from last year that require on-going funding. The final recommendations will be included into the county’s proposed budget, which will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on June 7.

The committee is recommending $6.59 million in expenditures, including $2.2 million to the Humboldt County Fire Chief’s Association for equipment; $1.5 million to the Department of Public Works for roads resurfacing; and $1.2 million to the Sheriff’s Office for seven positions and a rescue and recovery vehicle, among others.

It is expected that $5.93 million in Measure Z funding will be available next year. While the tax is expected to raise $9.86 million, there is an ongoing cost of $5.16 million due to projects that were funded last year, like hiring Sheriff Deputies, Deputy District Attorneys and Probation Officers. In addition, roughly $1.23 million in one-time funding was rolled over to FY 16-17, adding to the available funding.

The committee made its recommendations realizing that the total expenditure amount will need to be trimmed in order to balance with projected revenue. County staff will seek direction from the Board during the Third Quarter Budget Report on May 3 on how to balance the Measure Z budget.

In total, agencies submitted 43 applications requesting more than $12.5 million in funding. The committee held six meetings, including one public hearing, in which it took public input and evaluated proposals that sought a share of these funds.

The committee sorted these applications in to three categories: “must have,” “need to have,” and “nice to have.” The committee further developed two lists for projects to be funded. The primary list below includes projects the committee recommends be funded first, and is comprised of “must have” projects. The secondary list includes projects that should be considered during the mid-year budget review. If applicants cannot or do not expend their funds during FY 2016-17, the committee is recommending that projects on the secondary list be considered.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Primary list


Organization
(Alphabetical)

Funding
Project

Recommended
Allocations

Area 1 Agency on Aging

Elder ombusdman

$10,452

City of Arcata/Sheriff’s Office

Student Resource Officer and juvenile probation diversion

$428,937

Eureka Police Department

Homelessness/MIST

$459,140

Fortuna Police Department

Drug Task Force officer

$180,665

City of Trinidad

Deputy

$75,317

District Attorney’s Office

Vehicle

$26,588

Fire Chief's Association

Equipment, Dispatch, Planning

$2,231,397

Public Defender’s Office

Alternate request for staff, elimination of Alternate Conflict Counsel Office

$43,346

Public Works

Illegal dumping

$10,000

Public Works

Road resurfacing

$1,500,000

Sheriff's Office

7 positions, rescue vehicle

$1,261,316

Hoopa Valley Tribal Council

Willow Creek ambulance

$267,543

Humboldt Waste Management Authority

Illegal dumping

$40,000

Total Recommended Funding

$6,591,566



Secondary List

Organization

Funding
Project

Recommended
Allocations

Public Works*

Road resurfacing

$1,000,000

City of Blue Lake

Part-time Deputy Sheriff

$77,250

Ferndale Police Department

Radio repeater and patrol

$35,308

Rio Dell Police Department

Clerical support

$33,649

City of Trinidad

Deputy Sheriff

$75,317

City of Rio Dell

Community Service Officer

$73,325

County Administrative Office – Information Technology

Enhanced technology

$157,000

County Counsel

Code enforcement

$40,000

Public Works - Aviation

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandate

$140,000

Yurok Tribe Department of Public Safety

Upriver volunteer fire

$215,000



To see the full breakdown of proposals and all of the applications, view the Measure Z web page.

Letter from Citizens' Advisory Committee
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