Inter-Departmental Correspondence

County Manager's Office



November 17, 2003


December 16, 2003



Honorable Board of Supervisors


Paul T. Scannell, Assistant County Manager


Certificate of Acceptance for a parcel of land (COP #2681) acquired by the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) and the San Mateo County Transit District for the San Mateo County Flood Control District in connection with the South San Francisco BART station project.


Adopt a resolution authorizing the Board President, acting as the Board of Directors of the San Mateo County Flood Control District, to execute a Certificate of Acceptance consenting to transfer of a parcel of land from the San Mateo County Transit District to the San Mateo County Flood Control District.


The Flood Control District entered into a Cooperative Agreement with BART in 1997 for construction of and modifications to flood control facilities in the vicinity of the South San Francisco BART station. Resolution 60887, dated March 11, 1997, authorized BART to acquire certain lands needed for the flood control improvements. BART and the Transit District now seek to exchange fee interest in the land for a total consideration of $701,972, which includes fees and title insurance.


In connection with the extension of BART from Colma to Millbrae it was necessary to make flood control improvements in the vicinity of the South San Francisco BART station. The Cooperative Agreement between BART and the Flood Control District involved approximately $9.75 Million in flood control facilities construction. The Flood Control District paid approximately $2 Million of the total construction cost. It was also necessary to acquire approximately 35,000 square feet of land as part of the improvement project. The District agreed to pay for the land at the acquisition cost, which was $700,000. This was in addition to the construction costs. Fee title to the land is now vested with the San Mateo County Transit District. The Transit District and BART are now ready to transfer title to the Flood Control District and it is necessary to execute and record a Certificate of Acceptance as part of the process.


Vision Alignment

The acceptance of the property keeps the commitment of responsive, effective and collaborative government and goal number 20: government decisions are based on careful consideration of future impact, rather than temporary relief or immediate gain. The acceptance contributes to this commitment and goal by closing a portion of a significant cooperative agreement between agencies that has extended a valuable asset to our community.


Fiscal Impact
The Flood Control District has sufficient funds available for the purchase of the property.