Parks and recreation will be the subject tonight at the Alamo MAC meeting.
A representative from Public Works will make a presentation about how county service district R7A, Parks and Recreation, works in Alamo. R7A formerly had an advisory committee but now is under the purview of the recently formed Municipal Advisory Council.
"They are coming to explain the budget, what it's been in the past, and what it will be for 2010-11," said Tomi Van de Brooke, chief of staff for District 3 Supervisor Mary N. Piepho.
The presentation also will cover the proposed budget review for 2010-11 and the process for strategic planning.
The district has about $2 million to $3 million for park acquisition and development, Van de Brooke said, with $818,000 coming from the East Bay Regional Park District's Measure W, and $156,500 from park dedication fees.
"The group is going to discuss how they want to do park planning, how they want to approach it," she said. "For a large community you would go out and do a master plan, but that's a lot of money."
Expenses for Alamo Parks and Recreation vary from $700,000 to $900,000 each year, said Van de Brooke. This covers utilities at the parks, publications and notices, rents and leases, and building and grounds maintenance. Expenses for Hap Magee Ranch Park, which is on the Alamo-Danville border, are shared with the Town of Danville.
Annual R7A revenue, which comes from property taxes, varies between $850,000 and $1 million.
Alamo began to offer recreation classes in 2006 and hired a part-time recreation leader but this was discontinued.
"When the committee looked at participation vs. cost on actual programs they decided instead to spend money on special events," said Van de Brooke.
Last year's events included Music in the Park and Doggie Day. Alamo Parks and Recreation also held a Multi-Cultural Festival on Jan. 30.
The MAC meeting will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, at the Cottage at Map Magee Ranch Park, 1025 La Gonda Way, Danville.