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File #: 2021-0317    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 8/17/2021 In control: Board of Port Commissioners
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DISTRICT TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT TO CONTRIBUTE FUNDS FROM THE MARITIME INDUSTRIAL IMPACT FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF NEW PORTABLE AIR FILTRATION DEVICES AND AIR MONITORING SYSTEMS IN SUPPORT OF THE PORTSIDE AIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND RELIEF PROGRAM
Attachments: 1. 9. 2021-0317 Attachment A, 2. 9. 2021-0317 Attachment B, 3. 9. 2021-0317 Draft Resolution
DATE: October 12, 2021

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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DISTRICT TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT TO CONTRIBUTE FUNDS FROM THE MARITIME INDUSTRIAL IMPACT FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF NEW PORTABLE AIR FILTRATION DEVICES AND AIR MONITORING SYSTEMS IN SUPPORT OF THE PORTSIDE AIR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND RELIEF PROGRAM
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

On July 12, 2020, a fire erupted on the USS Bonhomme Richard, berthed at Naval Base San Diego, and continued to burn until it was extinguished on July 17, 2020. The fire released significant smoke and pollutants into the area, which impacted the surrounding neighborhoods, particularly those residents of the City of National City and the City of San Diego.

The Board took emergency action at the July 14, 2020 meeting to authorize the expenditure of two-hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) from the District's Maritime Industrial Impact Fund (MIIF) on services and goods that would provide needed relief to those individuals impacted by the Bonhomme Fire. The use of the $200,000 from the District's MIIF was authorized to be used in a two-phase approach. Phase 1 utilized $97,000 of the authorized MIIF expenditures, which involved securing 800 total hotel room nights spread over two nights at participating District hotels to temporarily relocate residents impacted by the fire. The remaining funds ($103,000) are to be used for Phase 2, which would involve the purchase of residential air filtration equipment for impacted residents.

On August 19, 2020, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a one-time allocation of $550,000 from the County of San Diego's General Fund for residential air quality monitoring, air purifiers, and data analysis for the Portside Community. The newly established San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD) Portside Air Quality Improvement and Relief (PAIR) Program is being funded by this one-time funding al...

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