CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: January 13, 2004
Subject/Title: Approve a resolution authorizing submittal of a grant
proposal to the State of California Resources Agency for the Environmental
Enhancement and Mitigation Program, 2004-05 grant cycle.
Submitted by: Finance: P. Ehler/K. Wahl
Parks and Recreation: C. Bronzan/J. Hansen
Engineering: B. Grewal
Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager
Approve a resolution authorizing submittal of a grant proposal to the State
of California Resources Agency FY 04/05 Environmental Enhancement and
Mitigation Program, (EEMP), 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, East, CIP 336-3061.
Resolution No. 2736 authorizing submittal of a grant proposal to the State
of California Resources Agency FY 03/04 Environmental Enhancement and
Mitigation Program (EEMP) for Sand Creek Road Central, CIP 336-3061, was
approved by City Council on November 12, 2002.
The Transportation Blueprint Legislation of 1989 established the
Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation Program using State gasoline tax
monies to fund it. 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 and
local 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 grant proposal submitted to the EEMP in 2002 was for landscaping along
Sand Creek Central, 336-3061. Due to the state budget constraints the
program was at first totally eliminated and then reinstated at a lower level
of funding. The City has been notified that a decision regarding allocations
for the proposals, including the Sand Creek Road Central project, should be
made by early 2005.
The Finance, Parks and Recreation and Engineering Departments propose to
apply for a grant in the amount of $249,891 in the Highway Landscape and
Urban Forestry category for landscaping on Sand Creek Road East. The project
currently has minimal funding for landscaping. The proposal will request
funds for irrigation, trees and landscaping to be planted within the public
road right of way. The Community Design Element of the City of Brentwood
General Plan 2001-2021 designates Sand Creek Road as one of the “gateway
routes” into the City where design criteria call for special landscape
treatment. The grant will help augment City funds for the landscaping.
There is no specified match amount for the Environmental Enhancement and
Mitigation Program but projects with a component of matching funds will
receive a higher rating. The proposed matching funds from the City of
$92,136 equal approximately 30% of the total estimated project cost of
$342,027. Funding for landscaping has been included in the budget for Sand
Creek Road 336-3061.
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 SAND CREEK ROAD EAST PROJECT, CIP
336-3061 AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AND SUBMIT ALL
DOCUMENTS WHICH MAY BE NECESSARY FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT.
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
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
WHEREAS, the application contains assurances that the applicant must comply
WHEREAS, the applicant, if selected, will enter into an agreement with the
State of California to carry out the environmental enhancement and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood
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 January, 2004 by the following
Karen Diaz, CMC
City Clerk/Director of Administrative Services