Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Department of Public Works



April 30, 2004


June 8, 2004



Honorable Board of Supervisors


Neil R. Cullen, Director of Public Works


Financial Contribution to the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority for the 2004/05 Fiscal Year- South Bayside Area



Acting as the Governing Board of the San Mateo County Flood Control District, adopt a resolution authorizing a contribution of $62,850 to the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (JPA) from the San Francisquito Creek Flood Control Zone 2, which represents the San Mateo County Flood Control District's contribution to support the JPA's administrative budget for FY 2004-05.


Previous Board Action


Authorized execution of a Joint Powers Agreement in May 1999 between the San Mateo County Flood Control District (SMCFCD), the Santa Clara Valley Water District, and the Cities of East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Palo Alto for the purpose of managing the joint contribution of services and providing policy direction on issues relating to San Francisquito Creek. Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson represents the SMCFCD on the JPA Board.



Approved similar contributions to the JPA over the past four fiscal years.


Key Facts


The five member agencies share equally in funding the administrative budget of the SFCJPA.



The SFCJPA Board approved the FY 2004-05 budget at their April 22, 2004, meeting.



The Flood Control District's contribution is the same as last year.



The JPA was created in the wake of the major flooding in February of 1998, when San Francisquito Creek overtopped its banks. The JPA provides a vehicle for coordinating the efforts of the multiple agencies whose constituents are affected by Creek flooding and is undertaking a variety of flood management and watershed protection programs in the Creek's watershed.


Vision Alignment

We believe that our recommendation is consistent with the Shared Vision to be a "responsive, effective and collaborative government", and Goal Number 22, "county and local governments effectively communicate, collaborate and develop strategic approaches to issues affecting the entire County," as the Flood Control District's participation in the JPA ensures a collaborative approach to dealing with issues involving San Francisquito Creek.


Fiscal Impact

The JPA's FY 2004-05 budget is financed in part with $47,500 in grants from outside agencies, in addition to the contributions from the member agencies. The member agencies' contributions remain the same as last year at $62,850 per agency.


There is no impact to the General Fund.


A form of resolution has been approved by County Counsel.