Ramona Intergenerational Community Campus

Date: July 25, 2000
To: Board of Supervisors

Subject: Ramona Intergenerational Community Campus

Summary: 
For the past nine months, the community of Ramona has been working on the concept of an intergenerational community campus. The Ramona Intergenerational Community Campus (RICC) steering committee, with representatives from the senior center, library, Boys & Girls Club, Head Start, revitalization group, health organizations, and businesses, has developed a conceptual plan that proposes to house facilities such as a new library, senior/teen center, urgent care, fitness and adult day centers, in addition to hotel/banquet room, and common areas.

Today's action will begin the process to develop the Ramona Intergenerational Community Campus.

Recommendations:
CHAIRWOMAN DIANNE JACOB:
Direct the Chief Administrative Officer to conduct an analysis of the Ramona Intergenerational Community Campus proposal and report back to the Board with recommendations in 60 days.

Fiscal Impact:
Funding is budgeted and has been appropriated in the 2000-2001 budget. This action requires no additional staff years.

BACKGROUND:
Last January, in my State of the County Address, I set as a priority the need to create more opportunities to link seniors with children in our communities. Both youth and seniors can learn from each other. It's a way of connecting the past with the future with children teaching seniors the world of technology and seniors teaching children basic skills, core values and promoting the development of good character.

For the past nine months, the community of Ramona has been working on the concept of an intergenerational community campus. The Ramona Intergenerational Community Campus (RICC) steering committee, with representatives from the senior center, library, Boys & Girls Club, Head Start, revitalization group, health organizations, and businesses, has developed a conceptual plan of what they believe will satisfy the needs of the community of Ramona, now and in the future. The plan proposes to house facilities such as a new library, senior/teen center, urgent care, fitness and adult day centers, in addition to hotel/banquet room, and common areas.

The RICC steering committee has submitted this proposal to the County in hopes of a public/private partnership. Today's action will begin the process of developing a RICC by directing the Chief Administrative Officer to conduct an analysis of the RICC proposal and make recommendations on how to best proceed.

I urge your support.

Respectfully submitted,

DIANNE JACOB
Chairwoman