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TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL
FROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
DATE: MAY 16, 2000
SUBJECT: FUNDING REQUEST FOR BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING AND LITTER CLEANUP ACTIVITIES
Staff Coordinator: Lauren Ramezani, Sr. Administrative Analyst
Effective January 1, 2000, Senate Bill 332 mandated changes to the existing law governing the Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Program, including an appropriation for $10.5 million to be expended annually as payments to cities and counties for beverage container recycling and litter cleanup activities. The Department of Conservation, Division of Recycling (DOR), administers this new program. Funds are from deposits, California Redemption Value (CRV), collected from customers when purchasing different beverage containers such as sport drinks, coffee and tea beverages, water, distilled spirit coolers, beer and malt beverages and fruit drinks at stores.
Payments to cities are calculated on a per capita basis. The City’s share for FY 1999-2000 is $12,964. Since this is a new funding source and program, initially the funds are for eligible activities from January 1, 2000 until June 30, 2001 (18 months), while subsequent funds will be for a 12-month period. The funding request form and Resolution No. 2000- ___ must be submitted by May 31, 2000.
The following are qualifying eligible activities:
Staff proposes to use the funds for these programs and activities:
Staff has discussed these proposed activities with the DOR staff and has received preliminary approval. Unfortunately, some of the City’s other existing programs such as the Recycler of Month, Beautification Grants and litter cleanup at park sites, right-of-way and trails are not considered eligible activities.
The alternative would be to not submit a request for funding for FY 1999-2000.
If authorized, the City will receive approximately $13,000 each year. This will help fund existing programs and fund new activities promoting recycling. No funding will be received if the alternative is approved.
Dean E. Allison, Director of Public Works
Les Evans, City Manager
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AUTHORIZING STAFF TO SUBMIT A FUNDING REQUEST FORM TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION’S DIVISION OF RECYCLING FOR BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING AND LITTER REDUCTION PROGRAMS
WHEREAS, the people of the State of California have enacted the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act that provides funds to cities and counties for beverage container recycling and litter cleanup activities; and
WHEREAS the California Department of Conservation’s Division of Recycling has been delegated the responsibility for the administration of the program within the State, setting up necessary procedures for cities and counties or their designees under the program; and
WHEREAS, per Section 14581 (a)(4) E) of the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, the eligible participant must submit the Funding Request Form by the due date and time in order to request funds from the Department of Conservation’s Division of Recycling. BE IT, THEREFORE, RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES:That the Council authorizes the submittal of the Funding Request Form to the Department of Conservation’s Division of Recycling. The Director of Public Works, is hereby authorized and empowered to execute in the name of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes all necessary forms hereto for the purposes of securing payments and to implement and carry out the purposes specified in the Section 14581 (a)(4)(A) of the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act and provide information regarding this program to the Division upon request.
PASSED, APPROVED, and ADOPTED THE 6th day of April, 2004.