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File #: 18-904    Version: 1
Type: Community & Economic Development Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/6/2018 In control: Housing Department
On agenda: 6/19/2018 Final action:
Title: State of California Soft Story Hazard Mitigation Program Grant Application and Local Funding Match.
Sponsors: City Council
Attachments: 1. Replacement Memorandum, 2. Resolution
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...Title

State of California Soft Story Hazard Mitigation Program Grant Application and Local Funding Match.

...Recommendations

Adopt a resolution:

a.                     Authorizing the City Manager or his designee to submit an application to the California Office of Emergency Services Hazard Mitigation Program Grant (HMPG or Grant) for a grant award in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 with the following scope as determined by the Notice of Intent submitted by staff on January 30, 2018:

                     1.                     Create an inventory of potentially vulnerable soft story buildings in San José;

                     2.                     Explore strategies and a possible ordinance to facilitate seismic retrofits for soft story buildings in San José;

                     3.                     Identify best practices for soft story retrofits for multiple standards of performance, including life safety and limited downtime;

                     4.                     Identify potential incentives and funding mechanisms for San José building owners to retrofit soft story buildings; and

                     5.                     Develop and implement a pilot program to partially or fully fund the seismic retrofitting of selected soft story multifamily buildings in San José.

b.                     Authorizing the City Manager to allocate an amount not to exceed $1,250,000 from the City’s federal Community Development Block Grant funding as the local matching funds required for HMPG.
c.
                     Authorizing the City Manager or his designee to negotiate and execute the HMPG program application package, including a State of California Standard Agreement (Standard Agreement) in a total amount not to exceed $6,250,000, as well as any and all other documents required or deemed necessary or appropriate to procure and accept an HMPG award as required by the State of California.

CEQA:  Not a Project, File No. PP17-006, Grant Application with no commitment or obligation to enter into an agreement at the time of application. (Housing)