CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 19
Meeting Date: November 13, 2001
Subject/Title: Submittal of a grant proposal to the State of California Resources Agency for the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program, 2002-03 grant cycle
Submitted by: Engineering: B. Grewal/K. Wahl
Parks and Recreation: C. Bronzan/J. Hansen
Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager
Approve a Resolution authorizing the submittal of a grant proposal to the State of California Resources Agency for the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program, 2002-03 grant cycle, and authorizing the City Manager to execute and submit all documents which may be necessary for the completion of the project, related to Brentwood Boulevard Widening (ISTEA) CIP Project No. 336-3054.
The Transportation Blueprint Legislation of 1989 established the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation (EEM) Program. State gasoline tax monies fund the EEM. The Program offers grants each year to local, state and federal governmental agencies and to non-profit organizations for projects to mitigate the environmental impacts caused by new or modified state transportation facilities. Each project must be directly or indirectly related to the environmental impact of the modification of an existing transportation facility or construction of a new transportation facility. The projects funded by this program must provide mitigation or enhancement in addition to the mitigation required as part of the transportation project to which they are related.
The Engineering and Parks and Recreation Departments propose to apply for a grant through this program for Highway Landscape and Urban Forestry on Brentwood Boulevard, State Route 4. The Brentwood Boulevard Widening (ISTEA) CIP Project No. 336-3054, will necessitate the removal of large sycamore trees that now line the roadway. The proposal will request funds for replacement of the trees in a size larger than the standard 15-gallon containers that would have been used so that the trees will be able to provide a more mature landscaping effect. Brentwood Boulevard is the main connection for most residents living and traveling through town and more mature landscaping along it will reflect the residents’ desire to beautify all areas of the City.
There will be no fiscal impact as a result of this grant application. Landscaping has been included in the budget for the Brentwood Boulevard Widening (ISTEA) CIP Project No. 336-3054.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR GRANT FUNDS FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT AND MITIGATION PROGRAM UNDER THE SECTION 164.56 OF THE STREETS AND HIGHWAYS CODE FOR THE HIGHWAY LANDSCAPING AND URBAN FORESTRY ON BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD PROJECT, RELATED TO BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD WIDENING (ISTEA) CIP PROJECT NO. 336-3054
WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of California has enacted AB 471 (Chapter 106 of the Statutes of 1989), which is intended to provide $10 million annually for a period of 10 years for grant funds to local, state and federal agencies and nonprofit entities for projects to enhance and mitigate the environmental impacts of modified or new public transportation facilities; and
WHEREAS, the Resources Agency has established the procedures and criteria for reviewing grant proposals and is required to submit to the California Transportation Commission a list of recommended projects from which the grant recipients will be selected; and
WHEREAS, said procedures and criteria established by the Resources Agency require a resolution certifying the approval of application by the applicant’s governing body before submission of said application to the State; and
WHEREAS, the application contains assurances that the applicant must comply with; and
WHEREAS, the applicant, if selected, will enter into an agreement with the State of California to carry out the environmental enhancement and mitigation project.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood hereby:
1. Approves the filing of an application for the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program for grant assistance.
2. Certifies that said applicant will make adequate provisions for operation and maintenance of the project.
3. Appoints the City Manager as agent of the City of Brentwood to conduct all negotiations, execute and submit all documents, including, but not limited to applications, agreements, amendments, payment requests and so on, which may be necessary for the completion of the aforementioned project.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 13th day of November, 2001 by the following vote: