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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 10

Meeting Date: July 11, 2000

Subject/Title: Approve resolution in support of Senate Bill 1809, the Balanced Transportation for Livable Communities Act of 2000

Submitted by: Craig D. Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation

Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION

Support resolution in support of Senate Bill 1809 as recommended by the City of Brentwood Park and Recreation Commission.

PREVIOUS ACTION

Resolution in support of Senate Bill 1809 was passed by the City of Brentwood Park and Recreation Commission on June 22, 2000.

BACKGROUND

Senate Bill 1809 is a bill that directs a small portion of federal transportation funds for transportation enhancement projects such as revitalizing downtown pedestrian streetscapes, improving bike and pedestrian facilities and access to transit, and creating scenic highway rest areas and tourist welcome centers.

With adoption of the City of Brentwood Master Trails Plan, the City of Brentwood would be eligible for consideration in funding from SB 1809 to expand our trail network. Approval of this resolution will add City of Brentwood support towards passage of the bill.

Attachments:

Resolution

SB 1809 Support Documentation/text

List of Support Organizations of SB 1809

 

RESOLUTION NO

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD SUPPORTING SENATE BILL 1809, THE BALANCED TRANSPORATION FOR LIVABLE COMMUNITIES ACT OF 2000

 

WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood is committed to maintaining a high quality of life for its citizens by preserving community character and creating a balanced, multi-modal transportation system that provides a variety of options including biking and walking;

WHEREAS, local businesses benefit from the revitalization of downtown pedestrian streetscapes and increased foot traffic in commercial areas;

WHEREAS, it is in the public interest to improve bike and pedestrian safety because the lack of safe facilities has contributed to the sharp decrease in bicycling and walking, particularly among children;

WHEREAS, the citizens of Brentwood support the creation of public amenities like a citywide trails system;

WHEREAS, Senate Bill 1809 (Johnston), the Balanced Transportation for Livable Communities Act of 2000, would expand and improve the Transportation Enhancement Activities program and provide additional funding to create a transportation system that preserves community character and identity, protects the environment, and enhances the economic vitality of community centers;

WHEREAS, SB 1809 raises no new taxes, creates no new programs, and provides more local control over transportation enhancement funding;

WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood Park and Recreation Commission passed a resolution in support of SB 1809 at the June 22, 2000, commission meeting;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City of Brentwood City Council, on the recommendation of the City of Brentwood Park and Recreation Commission, supports the passage of Senate Bill 1809 (Johnston), also known as the Balanced Transportation for Livable Communities Act, and urges the Legislature and governor Davis to adopt this legislation into law this year.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on July 11, 2000 by the following vote:

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