Lease Amendments for the Campo Senior and Community Center

DATE: July 25, 2000
TO: Board of Supervisors
SUBJECT:LEASE AMENDMENTS FOR THE CAMPO SENIOR CENTER AND CAMPO COMMUNITY CENTER

SUMMARY:
Since 1980, the County has leased several buildings, ball fields and parking areas to local community groups who use them for a Senior Center and Community Center. Numerous improvements have been made to these facilities since 1980 using Community Block Grant funds. The Senior Center lease is due to expire July 31, 2000 and a lease amendment is necessary to extend the term. Southern Health Services, the Community Center lessee, wishes to expand their lease area to provide additional community services.

Today's action will approve a second amendment to the Senior Center lease to extend the term of the lease and a Fifth amendment to the Community Center lease to revise the leased premises.

Recommendation: 
Chairwoman Dianne Jacob:

1. Find, in accordance with Section 15301 of the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines that the proposed lease amendments are categorically exempt from the provisions of the Guidelines because they involve the negligible expansion of uses beyond that previously existing.

2. Waive Board Policy B-29, Fees, Grants, Revenue Contracts, Department Responsibility for Cost Recovery, and F-51, County Real Property Asset Management.

3. Authorize and direct the Director of General Services, acting as the County's Lease Administrator, to amend (a) County Contract No. 16202R to extend the lease term, and (b) County Contract No. 16201R to revise the leased premises.

Fiscal Impact: 
There is no fiscal impact associated with this request and no additional staff years will be required.

BACKGROUND: 
On July 9, 1980 (18 & 19), the Board of Supervisors approved twenty-year leases with the Mountain Empire Seniors, Inc. and the Lake Morena/Campo Fund, Inc. to operate a Senior Center and Community Center at Campo. The Senior Center lease was amended once to reflect pending road improvements. The Community Center lease has been amended four times to reflect leased area revisions, lessee name changes, pending road improvements, a lease assignment to Southern Health Services, and a 10 year lease term extension.

The proposed second amendment to the Senior Center lease will provide two additional five year lease option periods subject to Lease Administrator approval. There is no foreseeable County need for this property.

The proposed fifth amendment to the Community Center lease would add two areas totaling 1.3 acres improved with an old classroom building to the leased premises which would allow relocation of the lessee's administrative offices closer to the Community Center and the establishment of additional youth programs. There is no foreseeable County need for these areas.

Mandatory Compliance.
The proposed lease amendments meet the requirements of the following laws, ordinances and regulations governing lease projects:

San Diego County Administrative Code.
The proposed lease amendments are in compliance with Section 67 of the San Diego County Administrative Code which prohibits the County from contracting with persons employed by the County or businesses where persons employed by the County, either currently or within the past twelve months, serve as officers, principals, partners or major shareholders.

The California Environmental Quality Act.
The proposed lease amendments are categorically exempt from environmental assessment requirements under Article 19, Section 15301 of the State of California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines as they involve negligible expansion of uses beyond that previously existing.

Respectfully Submitted,

DIANNE JACOB
Chairwoman