Inter-Departmental Correspondence

County Manager's Office



May 24, 2004


June 8, 2004



Honorable Board of Supervisors


Paul T. Scannell, Assistant County Manager


California Board of Corrections Contract for the San Mateo County Youth Services Center



Adopt a resolution authorizing the President of the Board of Supervisors to execute a contract with the California Board of Corrections (BOC) for the Juvenile Local Detention Facility Construction Grant in the amount of $21,105,000 for the San Mateo County Youth Services Center.



By Resolution No. 65056 dated February 5, 2002, the Board of Supervisors authorized the submission of an application to the State of California for Juvenile Local Detention Facility Construction Grant funds. A grant in the amount of $21,105,000 was awarded May 16, 2002 to be used for the Juvenile Hall and Girls Camp at the new Youth Services Center. The master plan for this project was presented to the Board in December, 2002.



Grant funds have been encumbered by the BOC for future disbursement contingent upon the County meeting precontractural requirements. The County was required to submit an Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, schematic design drawings, design development drawings, staffing plan, operating and staffing cost statement, environmental reports, and construction documents. All documents have been submitted and accepted by the BOC. By signing this contract, the County guarantees adherence to the terms and conditions of the grant contract; grant funds and cash match do not supplant funds that were dedicated or appropriated for the same construction activities; and the County has approved the facility staffing plan and agrees to fully and safely staff and operate the facility within 90 days of project completion.


Vision Alignment

The construction of the San Mateo County Youth Services Center keeps the commitment of "Ensure basic health and safety for all" and goal number eight: "Help vulnerable people--the aged, disabled, mentally ill, at-risk youth and others--achieve a better quality of life". This project contributes to the commitment and goal by consolidating youth services in one location in a new state-of-the-art facility to benefit youth, families, staff, and community.


Fiscal Impact

The project budget is $125 million. The $21,105,000 grant will be disbursed to the County as specified in the contract and used for reimbursement of eligible project costs.