PC Agenda 07/05/2012
COMMISSIONERS Don Tatzin, Chair Janet Abelson, Vice Chair Genoveva Calloway
David Durant Jim Frazier Federal Glover Dave Hudson Karen Mitchoff Julie Pierce
Karen Stepper Robert Taylor
ALTERNATES Newell Arnerich John Gioia Dave Hudson Brian Kalinowski Kristina Lawson Mike Metcalf Mary Piepho Kevin Romick Roy Swearingen William Wilkins
EX-OFFICIOS Amy Worth, MTC Joel Keller, BART Ben Johnson, Public Transit Bus Operators
Executive Director Randell H. Iwasaki
Planning Committee Meeting AGENDA
Thursday, July 5, 2012 (Please Note: Date, Location, and Meeting Time Change
Contra Costa Transportation Authority - Diablo Conference Room
A. CONVENE MEETING: Jim Frazier, Chair
B. PUBLIC COMMENT: Members of the public are invited to address the Committee regarding any item that is not listed on the agenda. Please complete one of the speaker cards in advance of the meeting and hand it to a member of the staff.
C. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Planning Committee Minutes of May 2, 2012. (Attachment - Action [PDF-423 KB])CONSENT CALENDAR
1.0 Approval of the City of Concord's Calendar Years (CY) 2010 & 2011 Growth Management Program (GMP) Compliance Checklist. The City of Concord has submitted its Calendar Years 2010 & 2011 GMP Checklist. An allocation of $1,241,218 in 18 percent Local Street Maintenance and Improvement (LSM) funds will be paid out for FY 2011-12 subject to the Authority making a findings of compliance with the Measure J GMP. Staff Contact: Martin Engelmann (Attachment-Action [PDF-3.3 MB]) (Full Concord Checklist [PDF-7.1 MB])
2.0 Approval of FY 2012-13 Measure J Allocation for the West County Additional Transportation Services for Seniors and People With Disabilities Program (Sub-Regional Program 20b). The Measure J Expenditure Plan establishes the West County Additional Transportation Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities Program (Program 20b) at .65 percent of sales tax revenues. As a sub-regional program the funds are programmed by WCCTAC. At its June 22, 2012 meeting WCCTAC took action on programming the funds to paratransit service providers in West County. Resolution 12-32-G. Staff Contact: Peter Engel (Attachment - Action [PDF-798 KB])
3.0 Approval of FY 2012-13 Measure J Allocation for the West County Additional Bus Service Enhancements Program (Sub-Regional Program 19b). The 2011 Measure J Strategic Plan establishes the West County Additional Bus Service Enhancements Program (Program 19b) at 2.16 percent of sales tax revenues. As a sub-regional program the funds are programmed by WCCTAC. At its June 22, 2012 meeting WCCTAC will take action on programming the funds to AC Transit and WestCAT. Resolution 12-33-G. Staff Contact: Peter Engel (Attachment - Action [PDF-838 KB])
REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS
4.0 Review of the Contra Costa County's Calendar Years (CY) 2010 & 2011 Growth Management Program (GMP) Compliance Checklist. Contra Costa County submitted its Calendar Years 2010 & 2011 GMP Checklist in March 2012. Authority approval of the Checklist was delayed pending staff's review of the County's Growth Management Element (GME) to determine whether it substantially complied with the Measure J requirements. That review having been completed, staff recommends conditional approval of an allocation of $1,950,297 in 18 percent Local Street Maintenance and Improvement (LSM) funds for FY 2011-12, with the allocation of off-year funds (FY 2012-13) subject to the County taking appropriate action to incorporate the Measure J GME into its General Plan as a technical amendment. Staff Contact: Martin Engelmann (Attachment-Action [PDF-2.8 MB])
5.0 Approval of Cooperative Agreements and Funding Allocation Resolutions for the Measure J CC-TLC and PBTF Programs.
5.1 Approval of Cooperative Agreements for Measure J Program12, Transportation for Livable Communities, and Program13, Pedestrian, Bicycle and Trail Facilities. In May, the Authority approved the Programming Plan for the Measure J Program 12, Transportation for Livable Communities (CC-TLC), and Program 13, Pedestrian, Bicycle and Trail Facilities (PBTF), for Fiscal Years 2012-15. To receive funds through these two programs, sponsoring agencies must enter into a cooperative agreement with the Authority, one for each program. Staff is asking that the Planning Committee recommend approval of cooperative agreements with the sponsoring agencies for the projects approved in the Programming Plan. Staff Contact: Brad Beck (Attachment - Action [PDF-1.4 MB])
5.2 Approval of Funding Allocation Resolutions for Measure J Program12, Transportation for Livable Communities, and Program13, Pedestrian, Bicycle and Trail Facilities. Once cooperative agreements are approved, a sponsoring agency may request an appropriation of funds through a funding allocation resolution. Sponsors of several of the projects contained in the Programming Plan for the Measure J CC-TLC and PBTF programs have requested appropriation of funding. Staff is asking that the Planning Committee recommend approval of funding allocation resolutions for those projects. Resolutions: 12-34-G, 12-35-G, 12-36-G, 12-37-G, 12-38-G, 12-39-G, 12-40-G, 12-41-G, 12-44-G, 12-45-G, 12-47-G, 12-48-G, 12-49-G, and 12-50-G. Staff Contact: Brad Beck (Attachment - Action [PDF-1.1 MB])
6.0 Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Planning and Programming Process. Approximately $245,000 in federal Surface Transportation Planning (STP) funds is available to carry out the Strategic Plan approved by the Authority in March 2010 to develop a SR2S Master Plan, and allocate SR2S funds available through MTC. A re-definition of the Authority's SR2S approach is proposed in support of a countywide strategy that provides value at a local level and acknowledges the depth and breadth of SR2S programs that already exist in many parts of Contra Costa. Staff seeks Authority direction on next steps. Staff Contact: Martin Engelmann (Attachment - Action [PDF-1.4 MB])
7.0 Implementing the OneBayArea Grant. In May, MTC approved Resolution 4035, which outlined the process for allocating federal funding through Fiscal Year 2015-16. A substantial amount of that funding will be allocated by the Congestion Management Agencies (CMAs) through the OneBayArea Grant, also known as OBAG. The OBAG process outlined in Resolution 4035 places a number of new requirements on both CMAs and local sponsors. For the CMAs, these requirements include the preparation and adoption of a PDA Investment & Growth Strategy by May 1, 2013. For local sponsors, they include adopting complete streets policies and getting HCD certification for their housing elements. Staff Contact: Brad Beck (Attachment - Action [PDF-2.4 MB]) CMA Function
8.0 SB 375/SCS Implementation Update: Approve Transmittal of Comment Letter on the Scope of the One Bay Area Plan DEIR. Staff will report on recent meetings and events pertaining to the implementation of SB 375 and the development of a Sustainable Communities Strategy for the Bay Area. Staff has drafted a letter for review and approval by the Planning Committee commenting on the scope of the One Bay Area Plan DEIR. Staff Contact: Martin Engelmann (Attachment - Action [PDF-766 KB]) CMA Function
9.0 Other Business.
10.0 News Clippings and Correspondence.
11.0 Adjournment to Next Meeting. The next regular meeting is proposed for Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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