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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BY AND <br /> AMONG THE CITIES OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, <br /> PALOS VERDES ESTATES AND ROLLING HILLS <br /> ESTATES RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION <br /> AND COST SHARING FOR IMPLEMENTING THE <br /> PROPOSITION 84 SANTA MONICA BAY CATCH <br /> BASIN INSERT PROJECT <br /> THIS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ("MOU") is made this 2O'day of <br /> Jutâ–ºE , 2018, by and among the CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES, a municipal <br /> corporation ("Rancho Palos Verdes"), the CITY OF PALOS VERDES ESTATES, a municipal <br /> corporation ("Palos Verdes Estates"), and the CITY OF ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, a <br /> municipal corporation ("Rolling Hills Estates"). Each of the foregoing is sometimes referred to <br /> herein individually as"Member,"or collectively as "Members." <br /> RECITALS <br /> WHEREAS, Proposition 84, the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood <br /> Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 ("Prop 84"), codified in Section 1, <br /> Division 43 of the Public Resources Code, was approved by California voters in the general <br /> election on November 7, 2006. <br /> WHEREAS, Prop 84 allocated $90,000,000 to the State Water Resources Control Board <br /> ("State Board") to distribute grant money to local public agencies for coastal water quality <br /> improvement projects pursuant to the Clean Beaches Program, Pub. Res. Code § 30915 et seq. <br /> WHEREAS,the State Board made$18,000,000 of the Prop 84 allocation money available <br /> to the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission ("SMBRC") for projects that protect Santa <br /> Monica Bay beaches and coastal waters, including projects to prevent contamination and <br /> degradation of coastal waters and watersheds,and projects to protect and restore the Santa Monica <br /> Bay's marine, freshwater, and terrestrial habitats. <br /> WHEREAS, Prop 84 requires the State Board and the SMBRC to work together to ensure <br /> that all projects are consistent with the Clean Beaches Program requirements. <br /> WHEREAS, on or before January 15,2016,the Members submitted a project proposal in <br /> response to a Request for Proposals published by the SMBRC. The proposed project, named the <br /> Santa Monica Bay Catch Basin Insert Project, will install approximately one thousand three <br /> hundred and sixty-eight (1,368) connector pipe screens to reduce storm water pollution by <br /> preventing trash from flowing into the Santa Monica Bay("Project"). Each of the Members have <br /> some of the Project's catch basins located within their respective jurisdictions. <br /> WHEREAS, the Project will help the Members to comply with the Los Angeles County <br /> Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems Permit (MS4 Permit) and the Total Maximum Daily <br /> Load(TMDL)requirements for reducing trash and marine debris in the Santa Monica Bay. <br />