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File #: 2022-2087   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/21/2022
Title: Adoption of Resolution Approving the Pavement Management Project be Funded through the State of California's Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account for Fiscal Year 2022-23. (Public Works 21241500)
Attachments: 1. Resolution

Title

 

Adoption of Resolution Approving the Pavement Management Project be Funded through the State of California’s Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account for Fiscal Year 2022-23. (Public Works 21241500)

 

Body

 

To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

On April 28, 2017, the Governor signed Senate Bill No. 1 (SB1) to address basic road maintenance, rehabilitation, and critical safety needs on the State of California’s (State) highways and local streets and roads.  The City of Alameda’s (City) 2021-23 Capital Budget includes an appropriation of $1,850,000 in SB1 revenue in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23 to the City’s pavement management program.  The California Transportation Commission (Commission) requires that all cities submit a list of projects to be funded by revenue from SB1 by July 1, 2022. The resolution is intended to meet this reporting requirement.

 

BACKGROUND

 

On April 28, 2017, the Governor signed SB1 to address basic road maintenance, rehabilitation, and critical safety needs on the State of California’s (State) highways and local streets and roads.  SB1 provides for the deposit of various funds for the program in the State’s Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account (RMRA), including additional revenues from a $0.12 per gallon increase in the motor vehicle fuel (gasoline) tax and 50% of a $0.20 per gallon increase in the diesel excise tax.  Both of these revenue enhancements include an inflation adjustment in future years, and each took effect on November 1, 2017.

 

In March 2018, the Commission adopted reporting guidelines for jurisdictions receiving this funding.  The Commission’s guidelines require that cities submit a list of projects proposed to be funded with RMRA for FY 2022-23 to the Commission by July 1, 2022, and that the project description be adopted by resolution of the City Council at a regular public meeting.

 

DISCUSSION

 

The City’s 2021-23 Capital Budget includes an appropriation of $1,850,000 in RMRA revenue in FY 2022-23 to the City’s annual pavement management program.  Approval of this resolution will ensure that Alameda receives the State’s apportionments of this revenue, and this project will be funded as planned in the Capital Budget.  The pavement maintenance project is funded in part with the estimated SB1 allocation and was included in the FY 2021-23 Capital Budget approved by the City Council in June 2021.

 

The City’s pavement management program (CIP No.: C11000) utilizes various treatments, such as crack seals, slurry seals, cape seals, overlays, and major roadway reconstruction.  With 147 centerline miles of streets and a replacement value in excess of $185 million, pavement treatments and candidate streets are carefully selected to maximize the return on our investment.

 

The City’s pavement management program has three general zones:  West End (western limits to Grand Street), East End (Grand Street to High Street), and Bay Farm (High Street to the eastern limits).  Staff focuses on selecting candidate streets and appropriate rehabilitation or preventive maintenance treatments from a specific zone per year and cycles to the next zone the following year.  Work that will be funded by FY 2022-23 RMRA revenue will focus on the East End.

 

Work within the public right-of-way may also include repair of underlying material, adjustments to concrete as needed to improve drainage (e.g. curbs, gutters, driveway aprons, cross culverts) and facilitate ADA access (e.g. accessible curb ramps, sidewalk), and replacing or updating pavement markings and striping.  This project will protect and maintain the City’s street surfaces, improve stormwater surface drainage, and improve mobility and safety for all users.

 

Repairs and upgrades will be made in accordance with the City’s Complete Streets Policy, Transportation Element of the General Plan, ADA Transition Plan, Bicycle Master Plan, and Pedestrian Master Plan.

ALTERNATIVES

                     Adopt the resolution approving the pavement management projects be funded through the RMRA for FY 2022-23.

                     Do not adopt the resolution.  Not meeting the reporting requirements of SB1 may impact the City’s ability to receive these funds and execute on the pavement program for FY 2022-23.

FINANCIAL IMPACT

 

If the item is not approved, the City will not receive its RMRA funds, and Public Works will have to reduce the budget available for its FY 2022-23 annual resurfacing, sidewalk, and signal repair projects by $1,850,000.  There is no impact to the General Fund.

 

MUNICIPAL CODE/POLICY DOCUMENT CROSS REFERENCE

 

These projects support the Transportation Element of the General Plan, Objective 4.4.4.a, “implement programs to fund maintenance of the existing and future transportation systems to the extent feasible to meet desired service levels” and Objective 4.3.2, “enhance opportunities for pedestrian access and movement by developing, promoting, and maintaining pedestrian networks and environments.”

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

 

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the resurfacing project is categorically exempt under the CEQA Guidelines Section 15301(c), Existing Facilities.

 

CLIMATE IMPACTS

Use of SB1 funds for pavement management is consistent with the Climate Action and Resiliency Plan as resurfacing projects are required to recycle of 80% of all construction waste. Improved pavement condition promotes clean transportation options such as cycling, walking, and transit by providing well-maintained streets for all users.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

Adopt a resolution approving the pavement management project be funded through the State of California’s road maintenance and rehabilitation account for fiscal year 2022-23.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Erin Smith, Public Works Director

 

By,

Tawfic Halaby, Supervising Civil Engineer

 

Financial Impact section reviewed,

Margaret O’Brien, Finance Director

 

cc:                     Dirk Brazil, Interim City Manager