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 CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 17 


Meeting Date: November 12, 2002

Subject/Title: Submittal of a grant proposal to the State of California Resources Agency for the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program, 2003-04 grant cycle for Sand Creek Road Project (Central and East), CIP Project No. 336-3061.

Submitted by: Finance: P. Ehler/K. Wahl
Parks and Recreation: C. Bronzan/J. Hansen
Engineering: B. Grewal/D. Spekner

Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION 
Approve a Resolution authorizing the submittal of a grant proposal to the State of California Resources Agency for the Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program, 2003-04 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 the construction of Sand Creek Road, (Central and East), CIP Project No. 336-3061.

PREVIOUS ACTION
None.

BACKGROUND
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 Sand Creek Road, Central and East. The project currently has minimal funding for landscaping. The proposal will request funds for trees and landscaping to be planted within the public road right of way. Sand Creek Road is a designated future regional transportation route and the landscaping will provide environmental benefits over a long term, not only for Brentwood residents but for future visitors as well.

FISCAL IMPACT
There will be no fiscal impact as a result of this grant application. Landscaping has been included in the budget for Sand Creek Road, Central and East, CIP Project No. 336-3061.

Attachment:
Resolution 
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RESOLUTION NO.

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 SAND CREEK ROAD, CENTRAL AND EAST, CIP PROJECT NO. 336-3061.


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.
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PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 12th day of November 2002 by the following vote:



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