Important note: The following recommendation was approved by the Board of Supervisors on June 7, 2016.
DISTRICT 1 (Supervisor Dave Pine) FY 2015-17 Measure A Request
Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial Committee
Contribution for the new Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial $250,000 One-Time Grant
This is a $250,000 one-time request for grant monies for the new Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial. The County Manager’s Office will work with the Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial Committee on the terms of the grant agreement for this one-time contribution.
Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial: The Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial Committee will design and install a memorial honoring the nearly 8,000 Japanese Americans who were sent to the Tanforan Assembly Center in 1942. The memorial will include a bronze statue, inspired by a Dorothea Lange photograph showing two girls on their way to Tanforan, interpretive panels, a memorial wall listing the names of those held there, and replica horse stalls demonstrating the living conditions that were experienced by some of the internees at the former thoroughbred racetrack. The memorial will be located on the former “assembly center” site, now a shopping mall, in the exterior plaza at the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station in San Bruno.
The total cost of the Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial is $938,893. The Committee has secured a grant from the National Parks Service in the amount of $363,839. With additional support from the County’s Measure A contribution of $250,000, the Committee will be in a better position to raise the remaining $325,054 from other sources.
Total Measure A Request: $250,000
The release of funds will be contingent on the execution of a Grant Agreement providing for the County’s confirmation of the expenditure of funds for the purposes stated herein.