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File #: 2022-2031   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/7/2022
Title: Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Resolution to Summarily Vacate an Excess Portion of Everett Street Approximately 116-feet Northeasterly of Blanding Avenue in the City of Alameda Pursuant to Streets and Highways Code, Sections 8330, et seq. (Public Works 31041520)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Site Plan, 2. Exhibit 2 - Legal Description, 3. Exhibit 3 - Plat of the Vacated Right-of-Way, 4. Exhibit 4 - Notice of Public Hearing, 5. Resolution, 6. Presentation
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Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Resolution to Summarily Vacate an Excess Portion of Everett Street Approximately 116-feet Northeasterly of Blanding Avenue in the City of Alameda Pursuant to Streets and Highways Code, Sections 8330, et seq. (Public Works 31041520)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Streets and Highways Code, Section 8300, et seq., known as the Public Streets, Highways and Service Easements Vacation Law, regulates the process for vacating streets and highways. Specifically, Section 8330, et seq., allows a local agency to summarily vacate a street in specified circumstances, including where the street has been impassible for vehicular travel for five consecutive years and no public funds have been expended for maintenance on the street for that period; or where the local agency has determined that the portion to be vacated is excess right-of-way of a street not required for street or highway purposes

Here, the portion of street that staff is proposing for vacation is located on Everett Street approximately 116 feet northeasterly of Blanding Avenue. At the northerly end of the existing right-of-way along Everett Street is a privately-owned mechanized gate for access to the privately-owned property to the north. The gate is positioned such that 960 square feet of land dedicated as right-of-way is behind, or on the private side, of the gate. Since this portion of Everett Street is no longer needed by the City for public access or street or highway purposes, and provides no area wide circulation, it is excess and may be vacated.

On May 23, 2022, the Planning Board adopted a resolution finding that the vacation of the excess portion of Everett Street conforms with the General Plan.

Staff requests that the City Council adopt a resolution to summarily vacate the excess portion of Everett Street, while reserving and maintaining all existing easements along the portion to be vacated. This acti...

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