Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL

FROM: CITY MANAGER

DATE: DECEMBER 16, 2003

SUBJECT: RESOLUTION NO. 2003- A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES SUPORTING THE SOUTH BAY CITIES COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS COASTAL CORRIDOR TRANSPORTATION INITIATIVE

RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt Resolution No. 2003- A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Supporting the South Bay Cities Council of Governments’ Coastal Corridor Transportation Initiative.

BACKGROUND:

At the South Bay Cities Council of Governments Board meeting on November 20, 2003, the attached resolution was passed endorsing the Coastal Corridor Transportation Initiative. This initiative is a package of transportation projects that have been developed through the SBCCOG consultant studies working with city staff from all sixteen member agencies.

Now that the final report has been accepted, the SBCCOG wants to use the initiative as a way to package the South Bay's transportation needs into something that can be designated in the Transportation plans of SCAG, MTA and TEA 21.

SBCCOG is asking each South Bay City Council to join in passing a similar resolution.

DISCUSSION:

Mayor Pro Tem Clark has been the City representative to the SBCCOG Board and favors the support of the project list as well as the various recommended funding sources. Attached are maps identifying most of the proposed projects.

Respectfully Submitted,

Les Evans

City Manager

Attachment: Proposed RPV Resolution

SBCCOG Resolution

Project Location Maps

RESOLUTION NO. ____

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES SUPPORTING THE SOUTH BAY CITIES COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS COASTAL CORRIDOR TRANSPORTATION INITIATIVE

WHEREAS, the Coastal Corridor Transportation Initiative is a cooperative effort by the South Bay Cities COG and the West Side Cities, in partnership with regional transportation agencies and the private sector; and

WHEREAS, a safe and efficient functioning multi-modal transportation system is essential to the quality of life and economic vitality of the South Bay cities; and,

WHEREAS, for the purposes of this initiative, the SBCCOG, in consultation with West Side cities and regional transportation agencies, selected a focused study area along the South Bay coastal corridor area, generally bounded by the I-10 Santa Monica Freeway to the north, from I-10 to Slauson Avenue, east on Slauson Avenue to Arlington Avenue, south on Arlington Avenue to I-105, east on I-105 to Western Avenue, south on Western Avenue to Pacific Coast Highway. This area was determined to include the heart of the South Bay transportation system as well as areas beyond its boundaries that influence mobility within the South Bay; and

WHEREAS, the goal of the Coastal Corridor Transportation Initiative is to develop a "portfolio" of projects which constitutes a comprehensive and strategic approach to matching transportation investments and policies to expected growth and changing land use patterns in the Coastal Corridor; and,

WHEREAS, Phase 2 of the Coastal Corridor Transportation Initiative has identified approximately $300 million of improvements needed to address current and projected system deficiencies and includes projects identified from other SBCCOG initiatives such as the Rosecrans Corridor and I-405 studies; and

WHEREAS, this "portfolio" of project was developed in a "bottoms-up" approach that included participation by all the cities in the Corridor; and,

WHEREAS, this "portfolio" of projects is comprised of a multi-modal array of projects, including: locally-identified arterials; freeway and freeway ramp; transit; grade-crossings; and bikeways; and,

WHEREAS, grouping these improvements together into the "Coastal Corridor Transportation Initiative" will better enable the SBCCOG, its member cities and the Westside Cities to compete for Federal, state and regional transportation funding:

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes hereby expresses its support for the Coastal Corridor process and the Coastal Corridor Transportation Initiative; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes requests that the Coastal Corridor Transportation Initiative be included in the 2004 SCAG Regional Transportation Plan, as well as the next update of the MTA Long Range Plan; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes supports a request to the South Bay and West Side Cities Congressional delegation to include $5.3 million in TEA-21 reauthorization to begin implementation of the Coastal Corridor Transportation Initiative, with the understanding that these funds will be used to develop funding strategies and to coordinate and advance specific corridors and projects within the Coastal Corridor; and

PASSED, APPROVED and ADOPTED this _ __ day of December, 2003