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00 - Cover Sheet (2)Centra] Records TO: PRAB Members FROM: City of Boulder Pazks and Recreation Staff RE: Board Study Session on March 15, 2006 Parks and Recreation Master Plan DATE: March 9, 2006 In prepazation for our study session on March 15, staff is submitting the following for your review: Draft Park Service Area Guidelines - Attachment A Draft Prioritization of Undeveloped/ Partially Developed Parks - Attachment B Draft Core Services Business Model - Attachment C Draft Investment Priorities - Attachment D The focus of the meeting will be to discuss these items, in prepazation for upcoming public meetings. Another City Council update is scheduled for April 4, and staff will review the Pazk Service Area Guidelines, the prioritization criteria and the Core Services Business Model. It is very important that the PRAB discusses and reviews these items so revisions can be made prior to prepazation of the Council materials. The following is a brief description of the attachments. Draft Park Service Area Guidelines These guidelines (Attachment A), revised after review and input by PRAB and Planning Boazd in December 2005, describe the desired standards to be met in providing pazks throughout ttte city and identify gaps in our current system. New emphasis on smaller pazks reflects the reality of development trends in Boulder and the scazcity of large parcels of land for pazk development. Draff Prioritization of Undeveloped and Partially Developed Parks There aze 12 undeveloped and three partially developed parks within the current system. Completion of these pazks has not kept pace with development in Boulder. This document (Attachment B) proposes a set of criteria and recommended priorities for completing these pazks. These recommendations are linked to the three funding plans that will be identified through the Master Planning process - Current Funding, Action Plan (what happens when/ if additional funding is available) and Vision Plan (what would it take to complete all of the "vision" recommendations). Core Services Business Model The city's business plan requires that each department categorize their facilities and services as either "essential", "discretionary" or "desirable" based on set criteria (see Attachment C). Standard parks and recreation practice uses a"Core Services Model" to categorize facilities and services on a continuum from "basic" to "enterprise," highlighting the primary beneficiazies of the facility or service. For example, basic services benefit the community as a whole, while enterprise services generally benefit the individual. Additionally, a Core Services Model will set cost recovery expectations for each facility or service. The Boulder Pazks and Recreation Core Services BUSINESS Model (Attachment C) marries these two approaches. Draft Investment Priorities Investment priorities (Attachment D) will guide current and fuhue allocation of funds. They are linked to the master pian goals and identify what might be accomplished at each plan funding level (Current Funding, Action and Vision). AGENDA 5:30 - 6:00 Draft Park Service Area Guidelines 6:00 - 6:45 Draft Prioritization of Undeveloped/ Partially Developed Parks 6:45 - 7:30 Draft Core Services Business Model 7:30 -8:00 Draft Investment Priorities