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File #: 21-00305    Version: 1
Type: Administrative Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/8/2021 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 4/20/2021 Final action: 4/20/2021
Title: Consider recommendations regarding a License Agreement for Explore Ecology at South Coast Watershed Resource Center (SCWRC) (R/P File No.: 003586), Second District, as follows: a) Determine, in accordance with California Government Code Section 26227, that Explore Ecology, a California non-profit corporation, operates a riparian, wetlands and marine ecology educational program that serves public purposes by raising awareness of the origins and causes of watershed pollution and habitat degradation and that its use of a portion of the SCWRC building at Arroyo Burro County Park located at 2981 1/2 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, a portion of County Assessor Parcel No. 047-092-013, for a term of up to five (5) years will not interfere with the County's use of the facility; b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the License Agreement with Explore Ecology for the use and management of the approximately 1,470 square foot SCWRC at 2981 1/2 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, a...
Sponsors: GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Attachments: 1. Board Letter, 2. Attachment 1 - License Agreement, 3. Attachment 2 - CEQA Notice of Exemption, 4. Executed Agreement, 5. Minute Order

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Consider recommendations regarding a License Agreement for Explore Ecology at South Coast Watershed Resource Center (SCWRC) (R/P File No.: 003586), Second District, as follows:

 

a) Determine, in accordance with California Government Code Section 26227, that Explore Ecology, a California non-profit corporation, operates a riparian, wetlands and marine ecology educational program that serves public purposes by raising awareness of the origins and causes of watershed pollution and habitat degradation and that its use of a portion of the SCWRC building at Arroyo Burro County Park located at 2981 ½ Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, a portion of County Assessor Parcel No. 047-092-013, for a term of up to five (5) years will not interfere with the County’s use of the facility;

 

b) Approve and authorize the Chair to execute the License Agreement with Explore Ecology for the use and management of the approximately 1,470 square foot SCWRC at 2981 ½ Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, a portion of County Assessor Parcel No. 047-092-013, for a term of five (5) years plus one option to extend for a period of one (1) additional year;

 

c) Authorize the General Services Director, or designee, to approve a one-year extension of the initial five-year term as set forth more fully in Section 7 of the License Agreement; and

 

d) Determine that the recommended actions are exempt from environmental review in accordance with California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines Sections 15301, Existing Facilities, and Section 15323, Normal Operation of Facilities for Public Gatherings, and direct staff to file a Notice of Exemption on that basis.