COUNTY OF SAN MATEO

Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Sheriff’s Office

     

DATE:

February 4, 2009

BOARD MEETING DATE:

March 3, 2009

SPECIAL NOTICE/HEARING:

None

VOTE REQUIRED:

4/5ths Vote Required

 

TO:

Honorable Board of Supervisors

FROM:

Sheriff Greg Munks

SUBJECT:

Acceptance of a $12,000 Donation from the San Mateo Credit Union.

 

RECOMMENDATION

A.

Adopt a Resolution accepting a donation in the amount of $12,000 from the San Mateo Credit Union; and

B.

Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) in the amount of $4,000 from Local Agency Grant Funds to Other Expenses (4/5ths vote required).

 

VISION ALIGNMENT

Commitment: Ensure basic health and safety for all.

Goal 7: Maintain and enhance the public safety of all residents and visitors.

This donation will help to improve outreach to families in the North Fair Oaks and unincorporated coastal communities.

 

BACKGROUND

In 1999 the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office launched the Community Alliance to Revitalize our Neighborhood (CARON) Program as a progressive and innovative step toward addressing the reduction and prevention of youth gang involvement and violence, and the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs in North Fair Oaks and unincorporated coastal communities. The CARON Program is a collaboration of schools, the faith community, youth groups, and parents to develop, implement and coordinate programs that address the needs of youth.

 

One important aspect of the CARON Program is to increase parents’ involvement with their children. One way to achieve this is by providing opportunities for parents to participate in activities with their children.

 

Since 2007, the San Mateo Credit Union has made an annual donation of $4,000 to the Sheriff’s Office CARON Program. The donations were used to purchase gift certificates to California State Parks which provided parents the opportunity to participate in educational activities with their children.

 

DISCUSSION

The San Mateo Credit Union will provide $12,000 ($4,000 annually) over the next 3-year period to facilitate funding for the following:

   
 

    Scholarship Program which provides youth with tuition for after school programs;

 
 

    House Meetings in which an Outreach Worker conducts a presentation on drug, gang, and violence prevention to three families at the home of a “Host Family”; and

 
 

    Annual Educational Fair for the North Fair Oaks community that will provide students of all ages the opportunity to meet university representatives, discuss issues regarding degree programs, and scholarship programs

 

The San Mateo Credit Union has provided the Sheriff’s Office with $4,000 for this year’s commitment. The remaining $8,000 will be disbursed in January 2010 ($4,000) and January 2011 ($4,000).

 

FISCAL IMPACT

There is no net County cost.