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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 19

 Meeting Date:     March 28, 2000

Subject/Title:      Funding Assistance Request to be Submitted to the California Legislature to add the Sunset Road/Bridge Project to their Annual Budget as a member’s request

 Submitted by:     Engineering: J. Stevenson, City Engineer

Approved by:      Jon Elam, City Manager

 RECOMMENDATION

Approval of the attached Resolution requesting the California State Legislature add the Sunset Road Realignment and Bridge Project to their Annual Budget.

 PREVIOUS ACTION

The City Council authorized the City Engineer to initiate the design of the Sunset Road realignment on February 8, 2000.

 BACKGROUND

The City of Brentwood is actively seeking a solution to the traffic/safety problems in north Brentwood.  The existing Sunset Road alignment does not give the citizens of Brentwood a safe route to travel and is a critical safety issue on State Highway 4.

 The City has the ability to match funds for this project, and will do so if the State Legislature authorizes funding for this project. 

RESOLUTION NO.     

 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD REQUESTING THE CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATURE ADD THE SUNSET ROAD REALIGNMENT AND BRIDGE PROJECT TO THEIR ANNUAL BUDGET THROUGH A MEMBER’S REQUEST

 WHEREAS, on February 8, 2000 Council authorized the City Engineer to initiate the design of the Sunset Road Realignment and Bridge project to improve safety on Highway 4 by bringing Sunset road into Highway 4 at a signalized intersection; and

 WHEREAS, Council is actively seeking solutions to the traffic problems and critical safety issues on State Highway 4 due to the existing alignment of Sunset Road; and

 WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood requests that the State Legislature assist the City with this construction by adding a $500,000 grant to the State budget; and

WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood is budgeting $1,000,000 towards this project; and

 WHEREAS, if the grant is offered, the City intends to commence construction of the project in the summer of 2001; and 

WHEREAS, the realignment of Sunset Road to the existing traffic signal at Grant Street and State Highway 4 will substantially improve vehicular safety on the State Highway.

 NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood does hereby request the California Legislature to add the Sunset Road Realignment and Bridge project to their annual budget.

 PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 28th day of March 2000 by the following vote:  

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