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 ECC is currently proposed as a component of the new County Government Center (CGC) project. The ECC also remains as a requested project in the 2023 Capitol Improvement Program. Additional consideration of the potential downtown Santa Rosa location for the CGC also delayed selection of the site for the CGC.
Key Milestone Update
Staff have completed preliminary facility scoping and determined approximate initial allocations of facility space by function – total of 13,000 sq ft.
The County Government Center project is delayed pending Board direction on location and cost.
Coordination and Partnership Update
The County may collaborate with the City of Santa Rosa to co-locate the City’s EOC with the ECC. Co-location would support increased pre-disaster and disaster response activities as well as realize cost savings in providing both facilities with safety, security, emergency power, and communications infrastructure. As funding and space permit, the ECC may also support direct integration of community-based, education and private sector partner organizations in both pre-disaster preparedness efforts as well as response activities.
Community, Equity, and Climate Update
The ECC is currently proposed as part of the new County Government Center (CGC) Public-Private-Partnership (P3) procurement project embodying a design/build/finance/operate and maintain approach. The CGC financing plan is currently in progress but the Deferred Maintenance fund is likely to be a significant part of the plan. Although state and federal funding for EOC facilities is effectively non-existent, DEM is currently working to identify the potential for a federal earmark as a funding source.