Sparks City Council Meeting 3/25/2019 2:00:00 PMMonday, March 25, 2019 2:00 PM
Council Chambers, Legislative Bldg, 745 4th Street, Sparks, NV
General Business: 9.2
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
This agenda item presents an opportunity for the City Council to discuss and possibly agree to participate in the costs associated with the Temporary Homeless Overflow Shelter. This would be an unbudgeted expense.
The City of Sparks participates in the Community Homeless Advisory Board (CHAB) through the participation of two City Councilmembers, Lawson and Dahir. Our partners on the board, the City of Reno and Washoe County have requested that the City share in the costs of the Temporary Homeless Overflow Shelter that was set up last fall at a cost of $98,852.
Staff presented three potential participation alternatives to the CHAB last November. A summary table is presented in the attached file. The funding alternatives are described as follows.
Alternative 1: Equal Share for Each Entity - Otherwise stated, costs would be split on a 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 basis.
Alternative 2: Traditional Population Based Distribution – Costs would be split based on population within each jurisdictional boundary. The data for this analysis is based on the State Demographers data as of July 1, 2017 where Sparks had a population of 96,928, Reno had a population of 244,612, and the unincorporated portion of Washoe County had a population of 110,383. This methodology results in Sparks carrying 21% of the costs, Reno carrying 54 percent and Washoe County carrying 24 percent.
Alternative 3 – BCCRT/SCCRT Styled Distribution – Costs would be split on a variation of the population model used above but Washoe County’s population would include both cities. This approach keeps the cities populations the same and raises the county population to 451,923. The resulting cost splits for Sparks, Reno and Washoe County would be 12%, 31% and 57%, respectively.
The City Manager recommends basing the amount on the traditional population-based approach (Alternative 2) for a Sparks share of $21,202.
- The Council may choose to not participate in the cost sharing at all.
- The Council may choose to share the costs equally (Alternative 1) in the amount of $32,951.
- The Council may choose to share the costs with the BCCRT/SCCRT styled approach in the amount of $12,076.
I move to approve an expenditure for the Temporary Homeless Overflow Shelter in the amount of $21,202.
Emergency Tent Cost Analysis by Population with NCK formatting.pdf