The committee has recommended to City Council that the city spend the remainder of its 2002 Fire and Life Safety bonds ($687,851) and the unused funds from the completed Pacific Beach Lifeguard Tower and Grand Avenue restrooms ($75,290) on the La Jolla Shores Lifeguard Station. Construction on the station is expected to begin as early as January 2010.
“The design plans for the La Jolla Shores Lifeguard Station are 100 percent complete and, since it will be the first project to reach the construction stage, the likelihood of expending the uncommitted funds in an expedient way will be the greatest,” stated Report 09-135, which the committee has submitted to City Council for approval.
The committee recommended transferring the $623,000 in deferred maintenance revenue from the La Jolla Shores Lifeguard Station to other fire and lifeguard projects that await funding. The transfer in funds helps the city spend its bond money more quickly; the bond money has shorter expenditure time than deferred maintenance funds.
Design plans for the Point Loma Fire Station 22 and South Mission Beach Lifeguard Station are both approximately 60 percent complete. Design plans for improvements to the Mission Beach Lifeguard Station are approximately 60 percent complete.
In addition, the committee recommended transferring $100,000 from the Disability Services Program to the Children’s Pool lifeguard tower for accessibility improvements. Construction is expected to begin on the new lifeguard station in September 2010. The former lifeguard station was condemned last summer.
To read Report 09-135 visit /www.sandiego.gov/city-clerk and click on “Reports to City Council.”