Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

DECEMBER 21, 2004 GIFTS FOR PARKS DECEMBER 21, 2004 GIFTS FOR PARKS

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: RON ROSENFELD, DIRECTOR, RECREATION AND PARKS

DATE: DECEMBER 21, 2004

SUBJECT: GIFTS FOR PARKS

STAFF COORDINATOR: Holly Starr, Recreation Services Manager

RECOMMENDATION

That the City Council accept the Gifts for Parks donations and direct staff to prepare letters for the Mayor’s signature expressing the Council’s thanks and appreciation.

BACKGROUND

The City’s Gifts for Parks program, established in 1982, provides a means by which interested individuals, organizations, and/or businesses may contribute funds, merchandise, or labor for the enhancement of the City’s Recreation and Parks facilities and programs. Donations, as prescribed by law, are tax deductible as charitable contributions.

ANALYSIS

The City has received the following donations designated for:

DONATIONS FOR PVIC

    • The Long Family Foundation for committing to underwrite an outdoor whale sculpture by local artist Cinthia Joyce to be installed at the entrance to the expanded Point Vicente Interpretive Center.
    • $2,000 from Yvetta and Richard Williams for two PVIC Whale Walk recognition plaques
    • $1,000 from Cindy and Bob Blindbury for a PVIC Whale Walk recognition plaque
    • $1,000 from Johanna and Stan Corbett for a PVIC Whale Walk recognition plaque
    • $1,000 from Anita and Kenneth Gash for a PVIC Whale Walk recognition plaque
    • $1,000 from Betty and Ken Riedman for a PVIC Whale Walk recognition plaque
    • $100 from Marion and Richard Leonhard in memory of John Joseph Brosius
    • $  25 from Barbara J. Oswald in memory of John Joseph Brosius

REACH DONATIONS FROM BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

    • Pastries and juice from Bristol Farms
    • Santa’s Sleigh Ride from Fire Station #106
    • $25 gift certificate from Ralph’s Market
    • $25 gift certificate from Pavilions
    • Assorted juices from Whole Foods
    • Bagels from Noah’s Bagels
    • Coffee from Starbucks (Golden Cove location)
    • Coffee from Starbucks (Peninsula Center location)
    • Fresh fruit from Trader Joe’s
    • Musical accompaniment provided by students from Michele Nardone’s Suzuki Methods for Strings classes
    • Musical accompaniment provided by Donna Von Tolsma
    • Dry cleaning services from Seven Seas Cleaners

REACH PROGRAM DONATIONS

    • $1,000 from the Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates
    • $200 from Nancy Zusi
    • $100 from Karen Shimabukuro
    • $20 from Sandra London

CONCLUSION

It is recommended that the City accept these donations with thanks to all donors.

Respectfully submitted,

Ron Rosenfeld, Director

Recreation and Parks

Reviewed,

Les Evans

City Manager