Measure J Compliance
Components of the Measure J Growth Management Program (GMP)
To receive its share of funds from the 18 Percent Local Street Maintenance and Improvement (LSM) program and to be eligible for funds from the Transportation for Livable Communities (CC-TLC) program, Measure J requires each jurisdiction in Contra Costa to comply with all of the following components of its Growth Management Program (GMP):
- Adopt a Growth Management Element
- Adopt a Development Mitigation Program
- Participate in a Cooperative, Multi-Jurisdictional Planning Process to Reduce Cumulative Regional Traffic Impacts of Development
- Address Housing Options
- Develop a Five-Year Capital Improvement Program
- Adopt a Transportation Systems Management (TSM) Ordinance or Resolution
- Adopt an Urban Limit Line
The Measure J GMP made a number of changes to the Measure C GMP that was in effect until April 1, 2009. To view a detailed comparison of the Measure C and Measure J GMPs, click here [PDF-92 KB].
Growth Management Compliance Checklist (Measure J)
To demonstrate its compliance with the GMP, every local jurisdiction in Contra Costa (city, town or the County) must report on their Growth Management activities by preparing a Biennial Checklist that is reviewed and approved by the local Council or Board. Once submitted to the Authority, it is first reviewed by the Authority's Citizen's Advisory Committee, then by the Planning Committee, and finally, by the Authority Board. If the Authority Board finds that the local jurisdiction is in compliance with the Measure J GMP, it approves the Checklist and authorizes payment of Local Street Maintenance and Improvement (LSM) funds. LSM funds, which comprise 18 percent of gross revenues, are distributed to local jurisdictions on a formula basis (50-percent population/50% road miles). In addition, only jurisdictions that the Authority finds are in compliance with the GMP are eligible for Measure J Transportation for Livable Communities (CC-TLC) funds. The CC-TLC funds comprise five percent of gross transportation sales tax revenues.
To fill out the Checklist, download and save the following three files onto your computer. They must be saved into the same folder for them to work together. Before you download, you may want to create a new folder specifically for these files:
- CY 2010 & 2011 Growth Management Compliance Checklist: Introduction [PDF-273 KB]
- CY 2010 & 2011 Growth Management Compliance Checklist: Form [PDF-804 KB]
- CY 2010 & 2011 Growth Management Compliance Checklist: Instructions [PDF-597 KB]
These files, including the Checklist itself, are PDFs and require Acrobat or Acrobat Reader 7.x or later to view and complete. If you have any questions about the forms or have trouble using them, please contact Brad Beck, Senior Transportation Planner by email or phone at 925-256-4726.
Allocation of Local Street Maintenance and Improvement (LSM) Funds
Local jurisdictions that are found to be in compliance with the Growth Management Program receive 18 percent of gross sales-tax revenues, which are allocated to the cities, towns, and the county based upon a population and road-miles formula, and which can be used for local street maintenance and improvements. The allocation amounts for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011-12 and FY 2012-13 are shown in the links below:
- FY 2011-12 Distribution of 18 Percent Local Street Maintenance and Improvement Funds [PDF-17 KB]
- FY 2011-12 Distribution of 2.09 Percent Local Street Maintenance and Improvement Funds [PDF-17 KB]
- FY 2012-13 Distribution of 18 Percent Local Street Maintenance and Improvement Funds [PDF-51 KB]
- FY 2012-13 Distribution of 2.09 Percent Local Street Maintenance and Improvement Funds [PDF-52 KB]
Growth Management Implementation Guide
To help local planners implement the Measure J GMP, the Authority has prepared the following Guide:
This Guide, updated in 2010, provides policy-level guidance on the process for multi-jurisdictional collaborative planning, General Plan Amendment Review, and compliance with the Urban Limit Line.
Measure J Technical Procedures
To supplement the policies established in the Implementation Guide, the Authority has prepared its Technical Procedures [PDF-3.4 MB] document. This document outlines procedures for using the Countywide Travel Demand Model, preparing Action Plans, reviewing General Plan amendments, and conducting traffic analyses.
Annual Urban Limit Line (ULL) Policy Advisory Letter
In January 2012, the Authority issued its first ULL Policy Advisory Letter to the Mayors of each City and Town in Contra Costa. The letter explains CCTA's ULL Policy as established in the Measure J GMP. Click here to view copies of the letters.
Model TSM Ordinance
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority adopted the model transportation system management (TSM) ordinance in 1997 to provide local jurisdictions with an example of how both the Authority's Policy Requirements for Transportation Demand Management and changes in State legislation could be incorporated into a local ordinance or resolution. Adoption of a TSM ordinance or resolution is required for local compliance with the Measure J GMP.