Inter-Departmental Correspondence




July 2, 2008


August 12, 2008






Honorable Board of Supervisors


Sheriff Greg Munks, Office of Emergency Services-San Mateo County Area Coordinator


Amendment One to the Agreement with the City and County of San Francisco for additional funds and extension of Fiscal Year 2006 Super Urban Area Security Initiative Regional Funds to the County of San Mateo



Adopt a Resolution authorizing the President of the Board of Supervisors to execute amendment one to the agreement with the city and county of San Francisco for fiscal year 2006 Super Urban Area Security Initiative (SUASI) Grant Program to increase the distribution amount by $55,712 from $287,124 to $342, 836 and extending the term six months from December 31, 2007 to June 30, 2008.




Ensure basic health and safety for all.


Responsive, effective and collaborative government


Leaders work together across boundaries to preserve and enhance our quality of life.


Goal: # 7, 22, and 25: Maintenance of public safety; effectively work with both local and regional partners to ensure that first responders have the necessary tools to communicate with each other during disasters or mutual aid events neighborhoods; enhance collaborative approaches for better interoperability between both local and regional partners.


This project aligns with Vision 2010 Goal by providing quality public safety in a collaborative model; working in a shared manner with both our local and regional public safety partners in responding to disasters and mutual aid incidents.


Performance Measure(s): Specific performance measure for the program is the response time to emergency incidents.



FY 06-07 Actual

FY 07-08 Target

FY 08-09 Target

-Number of incidents responded to by OES staff




-Percent of emergency incidents responded to within one hour






The Bay Area Super-Urban Area Security Initiative (SUASI) is a federal Department of Homeland Security grant that provides resources for the unique equipment, training, planning, and exercise needs of 35 selected national high threat urban areas. The Bay Area Super Urban Area Security Initiative is one of the 35 national urban areas and one of five identified in California.


The Bay Area Super Urban Area Security Initiative area serves a population of 7 million and is comprised of three core cities: San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose; 10 bay area counties; and over 100 incorporated cities. The geographical area covered by this region equates to approximately 8,800 square miles. The 2006 award to this area is approximately $28 million dollars.


The 2006 Super Urban Area Security Initiative concept is designed to build greater regional capabilities across a larger geographical area. Super urban areas receive funding based on evaluated risk and need. This is accomplished through the submission of regional investment justifications that address specific needs to meet the target capabilities outlined in the National Preparedness Goal.


The Bay Area Super Urban Area Initiative 2006 is different from previous grant years. The 2003 Bay Area Urban Area Security Initiative was comprised of one core city (San Francisco) and six bay area counties (San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa). The 2004 and 2005 Bay Area UASI was divided up into three separate urban areas with three core cities. The city of San Francisco with the counties of San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo; the city of Oakland with the counties of Alameda, and Contra Costa; and the city of San Jose with the counties of Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Monterey made up the three urban areas identified by the Department of Homeland Security for the past two initiative years.



Additional funds were distributed from the FY 06 Super Urban Area Security Initiative grant for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training and a regional Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) exercise, (Urban Shield) to San Mateo County Operational Area. To cover additional expenses incurred in the 07/08 Fiscal Year the Agreement with the city and county of San Francisco increased by $55,712 from $287,124 to $342,836 The term of the FY 06 Super Urban Area Security Initiative Agreement was August 23, 2006 through December 31, 2007. Because of the additional funding the date of the grant was extended six months from December 31, 2007 to June 30, 2008.


County Counsel has reviewed the resolution and agreement as to form.



There is no fiscal impact on the net County cost.