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File #: 18-0443   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/26/2018
Title: Approve Budget Modification No. 54 to Appropriate $250,000 to Fiscal Year 2017/18 for the All-Inclusive Playground Project
Related files: 17-0671
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Approve Budget Modification No. 54 to Appropriate $250,000 to Fiscal Year 2017/18 for the All-Inclusive Playground Project

Report
BACKGROUND
In July 2017, Council approved an agreement between the City and the Magical Bridge Foundation (MBF) for the design and construction of an all-inclusive playground at Fair Oaks Park. The all-inclusive playground, designed to address the need of a play area for those living with disabilities, was to be designed in parallel with the Fair Oaks Park Renovation and Enhancement Project and incorporated into the overall design (RTC No. 17-0671).

As per the agreement, the cost of the playground is estimated at $4.1 million, with the City to pay approximately $1.8 million of the cost. The MBF is to pay the remaining portion by fund raising, donations, grants, private and corporate donors.

Project 832780 was approved as part of the FY 2017/18 Adopted Budget and includes funding for the all-inclusive playground, with initial project costs expected to begin in FY 2018/19.

EXISTING POLICY
Pursuant to Sunnyvale Charter Section 1305, at any meeting after the adoption of the budget, the City Council may amend or supplement the budget by motion adopted by affirmative votes of at least four members so as to authorize the transfer of unused balances appropriated for one purpose to another, or to appropriate available revenue not included in the budget.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
This budget modification does not constitute a "project" with the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378 (b) (4) in that it is a fiscal activity that does not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potential significant impact on the environment.

DISCUSSION
The executed agreement with the Magical Bridge Foundation requires the City to allocate $1,800,000 in funding, solely for the purpose of building the playground. While the full funding was...

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