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File #: 22-187    Version: 1 Name: Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) review and approval
Type: Minute Order Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 8/9/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 11/8/2021 Final action:
Title: CC-Adoption of a Resolution (1) Adopting the Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP); and (2) Finding the LRSP to be Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act.
Attachments: 1. 2021-11-08_Resolution Adopting Local Road Safety Plan.pdf
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CC-Adoption of a Resolution (1) Adopting the Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP); and (2) Finding the LRSP to be Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act.

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Meeting Date: November 8, 2021

Contact Person: Heba El-Guindy/Public Works Department

Phone: (310) 253-5628

Action Item: Yes [X] No [ ] Attachments/Links: Yes [X] No [ ]

Fiscal Impact: Yes [ ] No [X] General Fund: Yes [ ] No [X]

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (11/04/2021)

Department Approval: Yanni Demitri, PW Director/City Engineer (11/01/2021)
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MOTION

Staff recommends the City Council adopt a Resolution (1) adopting the City's first Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP); and (2) finding the LRSP to be exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Sections 15061 (b)(3) and 15301(c).


BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) published a Systemic Safety Analysis Report Program (SSARP) that focuses on evaluating an entire roadway network using a defined set of criteria in light of collisions history and aggregate basis to identify high-risk roadway characteristics. To support use of the SSARP, Caltrans announced in 2019 the availability of grant funds to assist local agencies desiring to develop a systemwide Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP). Concurrently, Caltrans also announced that agencies must have an adopted LRSP as a prerequisite to be eligible to apply for the Highway Safety Improvements Program (HSIP) funding starting with grant Cycle 11 to be announced around April 2022.

The City's Public Works Department applied for the maximum grant funding amount permitted at the time, a grant in the amount of $72,000 with a required local match of $8,000. Following the grant award and City Council approval, the PW Department retained TJKM Consultants to assist staff with the LRSP developmen...

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