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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 19

Meeting Date: September 27, 2005

Subject/Title: Adopt a resolution supporting the Urban Limit Line Initiative, Measure L

Prepared by: Donna Landeros, City Manager

Submitted by: Brian Swisher, Mayor

RECOMMENDATION
That the City Council adopt a resolution supporting the Urban Limit Line Initiative, Measure L.

PREVIOUS ACTION
On July 26, 2005, the City Council approved Resolution 2005-190 certifying the results of the petition, and calling and giving notice of a special municipal election to be held on November 8, 2005, relating to the City of Brentwood voter-approved Urban Limit Line (ULL) Measure (Measure L).

BACKGROUND
In November 2001, Brentwood citizens voted in favor of Measure J by an overwhelming 73 percent. A portion of the Measure J tax is a return-to-source of sales taxes for local transportation projects contingent on a voter-approved ULL. Measure J will go into effect in April 2009 and expire March 2034. The City estimates it will receive approximately $400,000 per year (in today’s dollars) in sales tax revenue generated in Brentwood being returned to Brentwood for the 25-year period.

On November 8, 2005, Brentwood residents will vote on Measure L, an initiative titled the “City of Brentwood Voter-Approved Urban Limit Line.” If adopted by the voters, the initiative will uphold and recognize the City’s General Plan by bringing in certain parcels of land that currently reside outside of the existing line which was unilaterally changed by the County Board of Supervisors on August 1, 2000 and updated by the County Board of Supervisors on October 5, 2004.

A voter-approved ULL will result in several benefits to the City of Brentwood, including but not limited to:

 Measure J compliance – The City’s share of sales tax from Measure J is directly tied to a locally-approved ULL. Thus, this voter-approved ULL will meet our obligation under the Measure J requirements, continuing the important funding source for local streets and roads of approximately $400,000 annually in today’s dollars for a 25-year period.

 Local control – The ULL, if adopted by Brentwood voters, recognizes the boundaries and land uses of Brentwood community-developed General Plan of 2001 and places control back to the City of over its future growth.

 Additional community facilities – The City of Brentwood has planned and financed the necessary utility infrastructure improvements, including roads, water, sewer and storm, to keep pace with residential growth. However, one very important desire of the community is for additional facilities, such as new library, senior center, community event center, art center/museum, social service facility and a community theater, with estimated costs ranging between $35 million and $40 million. With a voter-approved ULL, a portion of future development fees of approximately $133 million can be applied to the planning and construction of much needed community facilities.

 Jobs Producing Land – Creating job centers is important to the City Council in implementing the General Plan’s job/housing balance goal. To that end, support of the voter-approved initiative would result in additional lands, some 258 acres, for employment generation. City staff projects that more than 8,400 non-retail jobs could be created by this included land.

FISCAL IMPACT
Voter approval of Measure L would have a positive revenue impact for the City. If Measure L is successful, it will provide development impact fees of approximately $133,385,081 which can be used to finance essential community facilities. Approval of this measure will also result in ongoing revenue sources that we can count on well into the future. We estimate that the City will annually receive an additional $2,103,570 in property tax revenue, $870,222 in sales taxes, $2,432,700 in Community Facilities District (CFD) revenue, and $3,577,500 for our Lighting and Landscaping Districts. In addition, Measure L will add to the City’s business license revenue, motor vehicle fee revenue, and gas tax revenues as a result of the additional consumer base.

Attachments:
Resolution
Proposed Urban Limit Line Map

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD SUPPORTING THE URBAN LIMIT LINE INITIATIVE, MEASURE L

WHEREAS, in November 2001, Brentwood citizens voted in favor of Measure J by an overwhelming 73 percent. A portion of the Measure J tax is a return-to-source of sales tax for local transportation projects contingent on a voter-approved urban limit line. Measure J will go into effect in April 2009 and expire March 2034. The City estimates it will receive approximately $400,000 per year in Measure J return-to-source funds (in today’s dollars) for the 25-year period; and

WHEREAS, on November 8, 2005, Brentwood residents will vote on Measure L, an initiative titled the “City of Brentwood Urban Limit Line” (the “Initiative”) that will, among other things, implement the requirements of Measure J related to a voter-approved urban limit line; and

WHEREAS, if adopted by the voters, the Initiative will uphold and recognize the City’s community-developed General Plan by bringing in certain parcels of land that currently reside outside of the existing line which was unilaterally changed by the County Board of Supervisors on August 1, 2000 and updated by the County Board of Supervisors on October 5, 2004; and

WHEREAS, a voter-approved ULL will result in several benefits to the City of Brentwood, including but not limited to: fulfill Measure J requirements; retain local control; create permanent open space and conservation easements; provide additional community facilities; and produce employment centers; and

WHEREAS, a voter approval of Measure L would have a positive revenue impact for the City, providing additional development impact fees to finance community facilities; ongoing revenue sources such as property tax revenue, sales tax, as well as revenue for the Community Facilities District (CFD) and Lighting and Landscaping Districts (LLD); and will add to the City’s business license revenue, motor vehicle fee revenue, and gas tax revenues as a result of the additional consumer base.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood declares its support of the Urban Limit Line Initiative, Measure L.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 27th of September of 2005 by the following vote:

 

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