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File #: 18-1106    Name:
Type: General Agenda Item Status: Passed - RMA Public Works and Facilities
File created: 10/31/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors-
On agenda: 1/15/2019 Final action: 1/15/2019
Title: Consider options and approve the selected option for stabilizing operations at Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio.
Sponsors: Public Works / RMA
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. 20. Completed Board Order, 3. MS PowerPoint Presentation Presented at the Hearing
Title
Consider options and approve the selected option for stabilizing operations at Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio.
Report
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors support Option 2 for the Lake operations as follows:
a. Lake Nacimiento. Remains as an enterprise fund and remains open all year. Negotiate a Master Agreement for the continued operation of the resort.
b. Lake San Antonio-South. Remove from enterprise fund, and become 100% managed by the County. Operate as a day-use/regional park with low impact activities such as camping, biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Remain fully open during the peak season, partially open (weekends) during off season.
c. Lake San Antonio-North. Removed from enterprise fund, and become 100% managed by the County. Operate as a day-use/regional park with low impact activities such as camping, biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Remain fully open during the peak season, partially open (weekends) during off season, except remain open year-round to equestrian groups.

SUMMARY:
On October 16, 2018, the Board of Supervisors (Board) directed staff to return to the Board on November 6th with a draft business plan or viable options for the lake operations for consideration by the Board. In order to prepare a more comprehensive plan and detailed cost analysis, staff requests input and direction from the Board on the overall operational concept. Staff has prepared three (3) options for Board consideration, and recommends Option 2. Once an option has been selected by the Board, staff will move forward with completing business plans for each facility, including cost analysis for stabilizing the lake operations to reduce the reliance on the general fund and focus on increasing profitability.

Parks was added to RMA in 2016 with the direction to reopen Lake San Antonio (LSA) which had been closed for a couple years. RMA began monitoring attendance at each facility to better understand the deman...

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