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File #: 21-0463   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/15/2021
Title: Adopt a Resolution to Approve Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Proposed Projects List for the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 - Local Streets and Roads (SB1) Funding Program
Attachments: 1. Master List of Proposed Street Segments, 2. Draft Resolution FY 2021/22 Projects for FY 2021/22 Funded by SB 1
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Adopt a Resolution to Approve Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Proposed Projects List for the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 - Local Streets and Roads (SB1) Funding Program

Report
BACKGROUND
On April 28, 2017, the Governor signed Senate Bill 1 (SB1), which is known as the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. SB1 increases fuel excise taxes, diesel fuel sales tax, and vehicle registration fees, which are utilized to address basic road maintenance, rehabilitation and critical safety needs on both the state highway and local streets and road system.

The City received $2.9 million in SB1 funding for the capital paving program in FY2020/21. The program provides for ongoing roadway infrastructure preservation and rehabilitation to maintain Sunnyvale's overall street network in "good" condition. Projects in past fiscal years included milling, wedge-grinding and overlay, cold in place roadway recycling, crack sealing, street patching and slurry sealing. Maintaining Sunnyvale streets in very good condition is essential to a functioning transportation network, maintaining the economic vitality of the City and enhancing the quality of life.

EXISTING POLICY
General Plan Chapter 3, Land Use and Transportation element:
*Goal A: Protect the quality of life, the natural environment, and property investment, preserve home rule, secure fair share funding, and provide leadership in the region.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The action being considered does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4) in that it is a fiscal activity that does not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potential significant impact on the environment.

DISCUSSION
SB1 requires a city receiving funds to sustain a maintenance of effort (MOE) by spending at least the annual average of its general fund expenditures on streets....

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