Enhance services to the community by investing in County facilities and infrastructure; including roads, buildings, communications, and flood protection.
Summary of Objective Implementation Status
The baseline for the design of new facilities will be the California Green Building Standards Code. The California Green Building Standards Code—Part 11, Title 24, California Code of Regulations—known as CALGreen, is the first-in-the-nation mandatory green building standards code. In 2007, CBSC developed green building standards in an effort to meet the goals of California’s landmark initiative AB 32, which established a comprehensive program of cost-effective reductions of greenhouse gases (GHG) to 1990 levels by 2020. The Board may consider the adoption of the US Green Building Committee’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) formal accreditation program to monitor performance towards sustainability goals to exceed CALGreen requirements within budget constraints.
Staff have engaged Integrated Waste Operations and Sonoma County Waste Management Agency/Zero Waste as a stakeholder in design, construction waste management and for operations during occupancy .
Staff will return to the Board on an alternative that sites new facilities on the existing County Administration Center and investigating procurement methods other than P3.
Key Milestone Update
On March 1, 2022, the Board deferred vote on the Sears site and requested staff to investigate opportunities that would not require site acquisition, maintain current operations during construction and not require rental of temporary offices.
Staff will be returning to the Board with analysis of a potential project located at the County Administration Center on December 6, 2022. The analysis will include bond financing analysis based on a location at the County Administration Center and procured through more typical means including design-build or construction manager at risk, rather than P3. County Government Center is delayed one year.
Coordination and Partnership Update
This objective has direct impacts on several other objectives including:
Community, Equity, and Climate Update
Environmental studies, which include opportunities for formal public outreach and public comment, in addition to community and stakeholder engagement processes are planned for the new County Government Center project.
The new County Government Center project will support partnerships with cities and community stakeholders by ensuring fully accessible in-person facilities and remote access systems. Its proximity to other County services will support increased direct access by residents and build social capital through delivery of services.
Staff will work with leads in the Racial Justice and Social Equity Pillar to address the social equity considerations that could be part of the facility needs assessment and design.
Funds have been received for procurement, legal consultation through outside counsel, environmental studies and staff support for the County Government Center
Climate Action funds have been received to support energy improvements at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building in addition to installation of a microgrid. Energy improvements were funded for $901,230 and the microgrid funded for $870,000
A financing plan will be presented to the Board on December 6, 2011 to seek direction on cost limitations and location. No funds for construction are identified.