The Los Angeles Fútbol Club would also be required to pay $121,500 by Dec. 31, 2017 in annual payments of $20,250, according to the updated contract.
But Arroyo United Foundation and Boosters aren’t current on their scheduled annual payments of $8,000 and $5,000, respectively.
“The only entity that has been funding the account as determined is the district,” said Supt. Jim Stratton. To date, a total of $58,869 has been contributed by the district for maintaining the field.
If approved, the amended contract would allow the district to void the agreement if the Los Angeles Fútbol Club doesn’t keep up with its payments.
F.C. Golden State soccer club also submitted an alternative joint-use agreement for use of the field to the board. F.C. Golden State would pay $216,000 by 2017 (in annual payments of $36,000) while using the facility less frequently than the Fútbol Club has.
“I don’t know what to do, personally,” school board member Joel Peterson said. “On one hand, we have a party that we’ve been working with and they haven’t met certain obligations, and now they’re telling us they want to make amendments…On the other hand, we now have a very generous proposal from another entity.”
F.C. Golden State would also give $50,000 up front to replace the field’s artificial turf, which will cost an estimated $382,000 and needs to be done in the next three to four years.
Governing Board President Susan Boyd said she wants to include two more items in the Fútbol Club’s contract—reduced usage of the field and covering electricity costs to light the field at night.
The board delayed a decision until staff have discussed those two additional changes to the agreement with the Fútbol Club. The revised contract will appear before the Governing Board at its next meeting on April 19 at 7 p.m. in the district’s round building, located at 4490 Cornishon Ave.