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File #: 20-25    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 12/20/2019 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 4/7/2020 Final action: 4/7/2020
Title: Action on a Resolution to Adopt a List of Projects Funded by Senate Bill 1, The Road Repair and Accountability Act, for Fiscal Year 2020-21 [Council Pillar: Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Proposed Project List for Fiscal Year 2020-21, 3. POST MEETING MATERIAL, 4. Resolution No. 20-8827, 5. eComments
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SUBJECT
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Action on a Resolution to Adopt a List of Projects Funded by Senate Bill 1, The Road Repair and Accountability Act, for Fiscal Year 2020-21 [Council Pillar: Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]
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BACKGROUND
In April 2017, Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (Chapter 5, Statutes of 2017), was signed into law. SB 1 increased per gallon fuel excise taxes, diesel fuel sales taxes, and vehicle registration fees to address basic road maintenance and rehabilitation. The Road Repair and Accountability Act (RMRA) directs the State Controller to allocate 50 percent of the revenues in the RMRA to the State and 50 percent to cities and counties. The amount received by the City of Santa Clara and other eligible cities is determined by a formula.

Per the SB 1 statutes, the RMRA funding should be prioritized for basic road maintenance, rehabilitation, and critical safety projects. The Pavement Condition Index (PCI) is a numerical index between zero and 100 which is used to indicate the general condition of pavement, with zero considered as 'Failed' and 100 considered as 'Brand New.' A city may spend its portion of SB 1 funds on transportation priorities other than road maintenance and critical safety projects if the city's average PCI meets or exceeds 80. As of January 29, 2020, the City of Santa Clara's current average PCI is 74.

In order to receive RMRA funding, the City must follow the Local Streets and Roads Funding Annual Reporting Guidelines adopted by the California Transportation Commission (CTC). The SB 1 statutes and CTC guidelines require that the City submit a project list to the CTC annually that identifies proposed projects to be funded with RMRA allocations each fiscal year ("Project List").

FY 2020-21 will be the fourth year the City will receive SB 1 RMRA funding. The City Council previously approved SB 1 Project Lists for FY 2017-18, FY 2018-19, and ...

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