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File #: 2022-0752   
Type: Project Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/21/2022 In control: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
On agenda: 11/16/2022 Final action: 12/1/2022
Title: CONSIDER: A. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to replace lapsed Proposition 1B California Transit Security Grant Program funds up to a maximum of $32.2 million with Proposition C 5% Security funds for the Metro Center Project; and B. REPORTING back with the findings of the special review by Management Audit Services (MAS).
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Audit, Budgeting, California Transit Security Grant Program, Construction, Construction completed, Contractors, Design build, Emergency Operations Center, Grant Aid, Metro Center Street Project, Program Management, Project, Project management, Proposition 1b, Proposition C, Safety, Security, Strategic planning
Attachments: 1. Presentation
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FINANCE, AUDIT AND BUDGET COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 16, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: METRO CENTER PROJECT

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to replace lapsed Proposition 1B California Transit Security Grant Program funds up to a maximum of $32.2 million with Proposition C 5% Security funds for the Metro Center Project; and

B. REPORTING back with the findings of the special review by Management Audit Services (MAS).

Issue
ISSUE

The Metro Center Project (MCP) received Prop 1B California Transit Security Grant Program (CTSGP) funds incrementally over the period 2011 to 2017. California State Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) granted all available extensions for the grant funds and the CTGSP funds expired on June 30, 2022. Metro had expended approximately $86.3 million of the funds before the expiration date, leaving a balance of $29.2 million of unspent grant funds. CalOES is requesting the return of the remaining unspent grant funds, including up to $3 million in interest. The proposed authorization is for a maximum of $32.2 million of Prop C 5% Security funds to replace the State grant funds and does not alter or authorize spending beyond the Board approved Life of Project (LOP) amount of $130.688 million. Additionally, the CEO has directed a special review by MAS, the results of which will be reported back to the Board.

Background
BACKGROUND

CalOES awarded Proposition 1B CTSGP to Metro for a new emergency operations center. Metro received these incremental awarded grants funds paid up front over the period 2011-2017 with interest now accrued.

The Metro Center Project comprises the co-location of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and a new Security Operations Center (SOC) to enhance Metro's security, disaster, and counter-terrorism response capabilities. Metro's current Emergency Operations Center is operating at capacity and needs t...

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