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10 October 22, 2007 Budget & ImplementationRECORDS RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION 81986 BUDGET AND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA TIME: 9:30 a.m. DATE: Monday, October 22, 2007 LOCATION: BOARD ROOM County of Riverside Administrative Center 4080 Lemon Street, 1" Floor, Riverside ***COMMITTEE MEMBERS*** Rick Gibbs, Chair. / Kelly Bennett, City of Murrieta Steve Adams, Vice Chair / Dom Betro, City of Riverside Barbara Hanna / Brenda Salas, City of Banning Roger Berg / Jeff Fox, City of Beaumont Joseph DeConinck / Charles Grotke, City of Blythe Mary Craton / John Zaitz, City of Canyon Lake Gregory S. Pettis / Kathleen DeRosa, City of Cathedral City Eduardo Garcia / Steven Hernandez, City of Coachella Alex Bias / Yvonne Parks, City of Desert Hot Springs Bob Magee / Robert L. Schiffner, City of Lake Elsinore Gordon Moller / Alan Seman, City of Rancho Mirage Ron Roberts / Jeff Comerchero, City of Temecula John F. Tavaglione, County of Riverside, District 11 Jeff Stone, County of Riverside, District III ***STAFF*** Eric Haley, Executive Director Theresia Trevino, Chief Financial Officer ***AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY*** Annual Budget Development and Oversight Countywide Strategic Plan Legislation Measure A implementation and Capital Programs Public Communications and Outreach Programs Competitive Grant Programs: TEA 21-CMAQ & STP, Transportation Enhancement and SB 821-Bicycle & Pedestrian SAFE/Freeway Service Patrol TUMF Program and other areas as may be prescribed by the Commission Comments are welcomed by the Committee_ /f you wish to provide comments to the Committee, please complete and submit a Speaker Card to the Clerk of the Board. 11.36.06 • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTA TION COMMISSION BUDGET AND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE www, rctc, org AGENDA* *Actions may be taken on any item listed on the agenda 9:30 a.m. Monday, October 22, 2007 BOARD ROOM County Administrative Center 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor Riverside, California In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Government Code .Section 54954.2, if youneed special assistance to participate in a Committee meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (951) 787-7141. Notification of at least 48 hours prior to meeting time will assist staff in assuring that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide accessibility at the meeting. 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. ROLL CALL. 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS - Each individual speaker is limited to speak three (3) continuous minutes or less. The Committee may, either at the direction of the Chair or by majority vote of the Committee, waive this three minute time limitation.: Depending on the number of items on the Agenda and the number of speakers, the Chair may, at his/her discretion, reduce the time of each speaker to two (2) continuous minutes. Also, the Committee may terminate public comments if such comments become repetitious. In addition, the maximum time for public . comment for any individual item or topic is thirty (30) minutes. Speakers may not yield their time to others without the consent of the Chair. Any written documents to be distributed or presented to the Committee shall be submitted to the Clerk of the Board. This policy applies to Public Comments and comments on Agenda Items. Under the Brown Act, the Board should not take action on or discuss matters raised during public comment portion of theagenda which are not listed on the agenda: Board members may refer such matters to staff for factual information or to be placed on the subsequent agenda for consideration. Budget and Implementation Committee October 22, 2007 Page 2 5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES SEPTEMBER 24, 2007 6. ADDITIONS/REVISIONS (The Committee may add .an item to the ,Agenda :- after making a finding :that there is a need to take immediate action on the item and that the item came to the attention of the Committee subsequent to the posting of the agenda. An action adding an item to the agenda , requires ..: 2/3 vote of the Committee. If there are less than 2/3 of the Committee members present, adding an item to the agenda requires a .unanimous vote. Added items will be placed for discussion at the. end of the agenda.) 7. CONSENT CALENDAR- All matters on the Consent Calendar will be approved in a single motion unless, a Commissioner(s) requests :'`separate; action on specific item(s). Items pulled from the CalendarWill, discussion at the end of the agenda. 7A. INTERFUND LOAN ACTIVITY REPORT Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive and file the lnterfund Loan Activity Report . for :t quarter ended September 30, 2007; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 7B. SINGLE SIGNATURE AUTHORITY REPORT Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) • Receive and file the Single Signature 'Repor.t for the; ended September 30, 2007; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. Budget and Implementation Committee October 22, 2007 Page 3 7C. QUARTERLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Overview This item is for the Committee to: Page 5 1) Receive and file the Quarterly Financial Statements for the period ended September 30, 2007;. and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 7D. RESOLUTION REGARDING. REVISED APPROPRIATIONS •LIMIT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007/08 Overview This item is for the Committee to: Page 9 1).. Ad.opt Resolution No. 08-006, "Resolution. of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Establishing the Revised Annual Appropriations Limit"; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action.. 7E. RESOLUTION REGARDING INVESTMENT •OF .MONIES IN THE LOCAL AGENCY INVESTMENT FUND Overview This item is for the Committee to: Page•16 1) Approve. Resolution No. 08-003, "Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission to Authorize Investment of Monies in the Local Agency Investment Fund (LAIF) "; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action.. Budget and implementation Committee October 22, 2007 Page 4 8. REPROGRAMMING OF $796,000 IN SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM FUNDS FROM THE PERRIS BOULEVARD WIDENING PROJECT TO THE NASON.; STREET INTERCHANGE PROJECT Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve the reprogramming of $796,000 froman approved $3,184,000 of federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds from the: -Perris Boulevard widening project in the city of Perris (Perris) to -the Nason Street interchange improvement project in the city of Moreno Valley (Moreno Valley); 2) Amend the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) to reflect the required federal fund reprogramming action, 3) Revise the Commission's Regional Arterial Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) program to split the Perris Boulevard/Ramona Expressway to Cactus Avenue project and TUMF funding between both agencies based on an agreement between the cities. of Perris and Moreno Valley; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. . AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF RIVERSIDE PATROL SERVICES Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve Agreement No. 08-45-037-00 with the city of Riverside. (City):: for Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) services 'during the "construction of the La Sierra Avenue/State Route 91 interchange reconstruction;' 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. Budget .and Implementation Committee October 22, 2007 Page 5 10. AGREEMENT. FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A SIX -LEVEL PARKING STRUCTURE AT THE NORTH MAIN CORONA METROLINK STATION Overview This item is for the Committee to: Page 27 1) Direct staff to present its award recommendation to the Commission for Agreement No. 08-33-022-00 for construction of a six -level parking structure at the North Main Corona Metrolink Station; 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel .review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 11. AMENDMENT. NO. 6 AND .'NO. 7 WITH STANTEC .CONSULTING INC.FOR THE NORTH MAIN CORONA, PARKING STRUCTURE Page 29 Overview • This item is for the Committee. to: 1) Approve Agreement No. 03-31-01.4-06, Amendment No. 6 to Agreement No. 03-31-014-00, to amend the scope of services and provide for reimbursable costs associated = with previous amendments in the amount of $15,900; 2) Approve Agreement No. 03-31-014-07, Amendment No. 7 to Agreement No. 03-31-014-00, to provide for consultant support services during the construction phase in the amount of $560,021, with a 20-month extension to the agreement period; 3) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreements on behalf of the Commission; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. - • Budget and Implementation Committee October 22, 2007 Page 6 12. AGREEMENT FOR THE REVEGETATION ADJACENT TO STATE ROUTE 74 SEGMENT II . FROM WASSON CANYON ROAD TO 7TH STREET I[ CITY" OF PERRIS Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive bid award recommendations for revegetation adjacent to State Route 74 Segment II from Wasson Canyon Road to ` 7th . Street d in the city of Perris; 2) Award Agreement No. 07-31-069-00 for the revegetation adjacent to SR-74 Segment II, from 0.5 km east of Wasson Canyon Road to 7th Street in the city of Perris, to Pan American Landscaping for the amount of $45,500 plus a 9.8% contingency amount of $4,500 to cover potential change orders encountered- during the-revegetation project, for a total 'not to exceed contract authorization of .$50,000 Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on .behalf of the Commission; and ) Forward to the Commission for final action. 13. STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Overview This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive and file the State and Federal Legislative . Update .. as information item; and Forward to the Commission for final action. 14. ITEMS) PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 15. COMMISSIONERS / STAFF REPORT Overview This :item provides the opportunity for the Commissioners and staff to report. on attended and upcoming meeting/conferences and issues related, to Commission activities. Budget and Implementation Committee October 22, 2007 Page 7 • 16. ADJOURNMENT AND NEXT MEETING The next Budget and Implementation Committee meeting is scheduled to be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, November 26, 2007, Board Chambers, First Floor, County Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside. • • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION BUDGET AND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE SIGN -IN SHEET OCTOBER 22, 2007 NAME AGENCY E MAIL ADDRESS fLA, ���„Q�t, 6“1,4IV' C%'Fy ••( Cp k�Liliw-((t- ,4 n..rt_t:._ co.��% L �i 1 l�gC�m, i C) _� (9,J aesQT1 / clg'1EcJvt l�i� ,� �� n r X—).ff SGUE-ktt...1/44.5 7r5i1 �G.�zrr 6 isr''Av /1-iJ•., •-r RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION BUDGET AND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE ROLL CALL OCTOBER 22, 2007 Present County of Riverside, District II Ccauint ;of'rRimpe std e;F' d sietl City of Banning n «z �7 kxs a `2e T:#'T'i"a'S sii e, Caty of Beaumont City of Blythe City of Cathedral City yfjli"achella ` City of Desert Hot Springs � fYier _Lakkettilt t:Ke City of Murrieta City of Riverside �F. Absent O AGENDA ITEM 5 • MINUTES • s • RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION BUDGET AND IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE Monday, September 24, 2007 MINUTES 1. CALL TO ORDER The meeting of the Budget and Implementation Committee was called to order by Chair Rick Gibbs at 9:30 a.m., in the Board Roomat the County- of Riverside Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor, Riverside, California, 92501`. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE At this time, Commissioner Steve Adams led the Budget and Implementation Committee in a flag salute. 3. ROLL CALL Members/Alternates Present Members Absent Steve Adams Roger Berg Mary Craton Joseph DeConinck Rick Gibbs Barbara Hanna Steven Hernandez Bob Magee Gordon Moller Ron Roberts Jeff Stone John .Tavaglione 4. PUBLIC COMMENTS Alex Bias Gregory Pettis There wereno requests to speak from the public. to. the agenda: Budget and Implementation Committee Minutes September 24, 2007 Page 2 APPROVAL OF MINUTES - August 27, 2007 M/S/C (Stone/Adams) to approve the minutes of.: August 27 2007 as submitted. ADDITIONS l REVISIONS Chair .Gibbs announced the staff request for the addition of an urgency > :item z. "Amendment to _ 'Contribution Agreement for ,, 1-215 Corridor Improvements Design Sequencing Project for -Adjustments to Funding Plan." This item arose after the agenda was posted and mailed; and,there is a need for this item to be addressed by the Committee at this time. M/S/C (Craton/Adams) to approve the addition of the urgency item. CONSENT CALENDAR All matters on the Consent: Calendar will ,be approved in a single motion unless a Commissioner(s) requests separate action on specific item(s). Items pulled from the Consent Calendar.. will be placed for discussion at the end of the agenda. M/S/C (Adams/Craton) to approve the-followin item(s) 7A. FISCAL YEAR 2008-12 MEASURE A FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLANS FOR LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS FOR THE CITIES OF BEAUMONT AND LAKE ELSINORE 1) Approve the ::FY 2008-12 Measure . A Five -Year ' : Capital Improvement Plans (CIP) for local streets and roads for:: the cities of Beaumont and Lake Elsinore as submitted; and ` 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 7B. FISCAL YEAR 2007/08 MEASURE A FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLANAMENDMENT FOR LOCAL STREETS A ROADS FOR THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS 1) Approve the amendment to -the F-Y 2007/08 Measure ; Five -Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) ` for local streets : any roads for the city of Palm Springs as submitted; ,and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. • • Budget and Implementation CommitteeMinutes September 24, 2007 Page 3 8. AGREEMENTS FOR INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES Michele Cisneros, Accounting and Human Resources Manager, provided an overview of the Commission's Finance Department goal to develop and maintain an organization accountability program that will encompass financial and operational functions. She then presented the evaluation panel's recommendation for internal audit services and on -call internal audit services. M/S/C (Craton/Stone) to: 1) Approve the selection process and award Agreement No.08-19-028-00 to KPMG LLP to perform internal audit services and on -call internal audit services (at this time, the contract is still in negotiations and staff expects to bring a final contract to the Commission meeting); 2) Award Agreement No. 08-19-029-00 to Thompson, Cobb, Bazilio & Associates, P.C. and Agreement No. 08-19-030-00 to Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. to perform on -call internal audit services (:at this time, the contract is still: in negotiations and staff expects to bring a final contract. to ::the Commission meeting); 3) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel_ review, to execute theagreements on behalf of the Commission; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. 9. 2009 MEASURE A $300 MILLION WESTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY REGIONAL ARTERIAL CALL FOR PROJECTS Shirley Medina, Program Manager, provided an overview of the 2009 Measure A $300 million Western Riverside :County Regional Arterial nail for projects. The intent of this program is to fund capacity 'enhancements that are identified on the Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) backbone network. M/S/C (Adams/Craton) to: 1) Direct staffto release a Call for .Projects for 2009 Measure A Western , Riverside County (Western County) . funds in the amount of $300 million; and 2) Forward to the Commission for, final action. Budget and Implementation Committee Minutes September 24, 2007 Page 4 10. CITY OF PALM SPRINGS REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL FEDERAL FUNDS ON GENE AUTRY TRAIL WIDENING PROJECT Shirley ` Medina reviewed the request from the city of Palm Springs additional federal funds for the widening of Gene Autry Trail: In response to Commissioner Gordon Moller's request regarding the Palm Drive/Gene Autry Trail interchange, Shirley Medina replied that the forecasted date for the start of construction is FY 2008/09. M/S/C (Adams/Hernandez) to: Approve the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and staff'.: recommendation to increase federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds on the Gene Autry Trail widening , project from $1.54 million to $4,038,020; and -2) Forward to the Commission for final action. 11. AMENDMENT TO THE ` ='PROJECT SCOPE AND A PROJECT BUDGET ADJUSTMENT WITH. LIM°AND NASCIMENTO ENGINEERING CORPORATION TO EXPAND THE SCOPE OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, AND COST ESTIMATE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE INTERSTATE. 215/STATE ROUTE 60 EAST JUNCTION BETWEEN THE. BOX SPRINGS OVERCROSSING AND DAY STREETUNDERCROSSING Marlin Feenstra, Program .'Manager, provided an overview of theexpanded scope of the development of plans, specifications, and -cost estimate for . the construction of the 'Interstate 215/State 'Route 60 East. Junction project. M/S/C (Adams/Stone) to: Approve an amendment to the project scope (Attachment 1`) for the I-215/SR-60 East Junction project and increase of the project budget (Attachment 2) from $35.35 ` million $ 55.742 million; Approve Agreement No. 07-31-039-01, Amendment No. 1to Agreement _ No. 07-31-039=00„ with.. Lim .:and Nascimento Engineering Corporation (LAN) based :on the negotiated project scope, schedule, and cost that is attached' :to .this agenda item for a base amount of $1,533,452, plus 23.9% contingency~ amount of $366,548, to cover potential changes inscope for a total not to exceed amount of $1.9 million [$1.682 million o federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) ..program funds and $218,000 of Measure A - as local match], Budget and 'Implementation Committee Minutes September 24, =2007 Page s which addresses the additional design fees required for expansion of the original project scope .to incorporate elements from the Caltrans design sequencing project and additional portions from the Segment 7 project; and 3) Forward to the Commission for.final action. 12. AGREEMENT WITH PARSONS TRANSPORTATION GROUP TO PROVIDE PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING SERVICES, PROJECT REPORT, AND ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO STATE ROUTE 91 IN THE EASTBOUND DIRECTION AND TO THE STATE ROUTE 71/91 INTERCHANGE, FROM APPROXIMATELY 'A MILE WEST Of GREEN RIVER ROAD TO SERFAS CLUB DRIVE IN THE CITY OF CORONA Anne Mayer, Deputy Executive Director, presented the ,selection of Parsons Transportation Group to provide preliminary engineering services, project report, and environmental document for improvements to State Route 91 improvements and the SR-71 /91 interchange. M/S/C . (Tavaglione/Adams) to: 1) Award Agreement No. 08-31-015-00. to ;Parsons Transportation Group to provide preliminary engineering services for the preparation of Caltrans project report and environmental document (PR/ED) for the proposed improvements to SR-91, in the eastbound, direction and to the SR-71 /91 interchange, from approximately 'A mile west of Green River Road to Serfas Club Drivein the city of Corona. At this time, staff is negotiating with Parsons Transportation Group and staff ,expects to complete negotiations and bring a . final contract to the October 10 2007 Commission meeting; 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute theagreement on behalf of the Commission; and 3) forward to the Commission for final action. 13. AGREEMENT WITH SPOTLESS JANITORIAL SERVICES TO PROVIDE. CLEANING AND GROUNDS MAINTENANCE FOR THE FIVE METROLINK STATIONS 1111 COUNTY Min Saysay, Right -of -Way Manager, presented the recommendation to award an agreement :to Spotless Janitorial Services to provide cleaning and grounds maintenance for the five Commission -owned Metrolink stations in Riverside County. Budget and Implementation Committee Minutes September 24, 2007 Page 6 M/SIC : (Adams/Hernandez) to: 1) - Approve selection of and award Agreernent No. 0$-24-023-00 to Spotless Janitorial Services (SJS) to provide cleaning ,and grounds maintenance services at the five Commission -owned Metrolink stations; 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel ` ,review, execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and . 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. 14. STATE AND FEDERAL STATUS UPDATE Aaron Hake, Staff -Analyst, provided an update and applicable, on the following bills: SB 974'(Lowenthal); SB 224 (Battin); AB 1295 (Spitzer); AB 1467 (Nunez); AB 1240 (Benoit); S.2019 (Hutchison); and H.R. 3510 (Peterson) He thenprovided an .update on the Transportation Appropriations Bill an presented the request from the Transportation Corridor Agencies to -support the:, SR-241 foothill South toil road extension in Orange County. Commissioner' ' Steve . Adams concurred with the :staff recommendation: to. :oppose SB 974.' He stated that the industry will support a voluntary container fee premiurn and explained that a joint powers: authority needs to . be created amongst the counties of Los Angeles,Orange. County, Riverside and San Bernardino. At Commissioner Gordon Moller's request, Aaron Hake explained the - proposed structure of the joint powers authority responsible for allocating container fee revenue related to SB 974. In response to Commissioner_ Roberts' concern about :the questions raisedat the previous committee meeting regarding a formal request for, support;:: Aaron. Hake stated that since that time, staff has received forrnal, requests for support from the Transportation Corridor Agencies and ,:the Orange County Transportation Authority, which are,included as attachments Budget and Implementation Committee Minutes September 24, 2007 Page ? to the agenda 'item. He expressed that this is a regional issue and the item was brought back to the Committee for a support position at the request of Commissioner Jeff Miller,, who is actively involved in this issue. M/S/C (Adams/Craton) to: 1) Adopt . an OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED position on SB 974 (Lowenthal); 2) Adopt proposed amendments to .SB 974 and authorize staff to transmit the amendments to state leaders; 3) Approve a priority Fist of projects for funding by any container fee revenue; 4) Adopt an OPPOSE position on the following federal bills: a) S.2019 (Hutchison, R-Texas); and b) H.R. 3510 (Peterson, R-Pennsylvania) 5) Adopt a SUPPORT position of the SR-241 Foothill South toil road extension; 6) Receive and file the State and Federal Legislative Status Report; and 7) Forward to the Commission for final action. 15. AMENDMENT TO CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR INTERSTATE 215 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS DESIGN SEQUENCING 'PROJECT FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO FUNDING PLAN Shirley Medina presented an update on the I-215 corridor improvements that are nearing completion and major project segments that will begin opening at the end of 2007, with project completion in 2008. She explained that there have been some funding changes since the award. of the project in order to keep this project on schedule, therefore requiring an update tothe funding agreement. { M/S/C (Craton/Adams) to: 1) Approve Agreement No. 03-31-064-01, Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 03-31-064 (Ca!trans No. 08-1207 A/1); to reflect adjustments in Measure A funding; 2) Authorize the Executive Director, pursuant to legal counsel_ review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. Budget and Implementation Committee Minutes September 24, 2007 Page 8 16. ITEMS PULLED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR There were no items pulled from the consent calendar for discussion. 17. COMMENTS BY ,COMMISSIONERS/STAFF '17A. Commissioner Bob Magee announced that Trauma Intervention Programs of Southwest Riverside County held its annual awards: banquet on, :Friday, September 21, 2007. He thanked Chair Gibbs for serving on the advisory committee and Commissioner Jeff Stone for his generous contribution. 1713. Eric Haley: • Briefed the Commission on the California Transportation Commission (CTC) meeting that was held on September 20 and 21, 2007; and • Announced that the Commission will be hosting the CTC meeting and reception on November 7 and 8, 2007,,in La Quinta. 17C. Chair Gibbs commented on the issue raised at the `August Budget and Implementation Committee meeting concerning cooperation from the state legislature. 18. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business for consideration by the - Budget Implementation Committee, the meeting was adjourned at 10:06 a.m. The next .meeting of the Budget and Implementation Committee is scheduled for October 22, 200-7 at 9:30 a.m. Respectfully. submitted, Jennifer'' Harmon Clerk of the.Board AGENDA ITEM 7A RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 22, 2007 TO: Budget and Implementation Committee FROM: Michele Cisneros, Accounting and Human Resources Manager THROUGH: Theresia Trevino, Chief Financial Officer SUBJECT: Interfund Loan Activity Report STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive and file the Interfund Loan Activity Report for the first quarter ended September 30, 2007; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At its April 14, 2004 meeting, the Commission approved the Interfund Loan Policy and adopted Resolution No. 04-009, “Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission to Authorize Interfund Loans”. Subsequently, the Commission requested that the interfund loan activity be reported on a quarterly basis. The attached report includes all interfund loan activity through September 30, 2007. The total outstanding interfund loans aggregate $1,155,559 as of September 30, 2007. Attachment: Interfund Loan Activity Report Agenda Item 7A 1 Loan Amount Repayment Amount Date CommissionDate of Loan of Loan Begins Outstanding Lending Fund Borrowing Fund Purpose of Loan ApprovedApril 2, 2003 300,000$ July 1, 2006 21,390$ 1989 Measure A - WC Highway (222) 1989 Measure A - WC LSR (227) Advance to make repairs and improvements to Railroad Canyon RoadMarch 12, 2003March 4, 2004 275,000 July 1, 2009 275,000 1989 Measure A - WC Commuter Assistance (226)1989 Measure A - WC Highway (222) Additional local match for the SR-71 Widening/Animal Crossing ProjectDecember 10, 2003June 30, 2007 453,056 July 1, 2009 453,056 1989 Measure A - WC Highway (222) 2009 Measure A - WC Highway Improvements (262) Advance 2009 Measure A I-215 BiCounty project (Maximum loan available of $2 million)April 9, 2003June 30, 2007 406,113 July 1, 2009 406,113 1989 Measure A - WC Highway (222) 2009 Measure A - WC Highway Improvements (262) Advance 2009 Measure A working capitalJune 13, 2007Total 1,434,169$ 1,155,559$ For 1st quarter ended September 30, 2007Riverside County Transportation CommissionInterfund Loan Activity Report2 AGENDA ITEM 7B RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 22, 2007 TO: Budget and Implementation Committee FROM: Michele Cisneros, Accounting and Human Resources Manager THROUGH: Theresia Trevino, Chief Financial Officer SUBJECT: Single Signature Authority Report STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive and file the Single Signature Report for the first quarter ended September 30, 2007; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The attached report details all professional services and administrative contracts that have been executed for the first quarter ended September 30, 2007, under the Single Signature Authority granted to the Executive Director by the Commission. The unused capacity as of September 30, 2007, is $478,000. Attachment: Single Signature Authority Report as of September 30, 2007 Agenda Item 7B 3 CONSULTANTDESCRIPTION OF SERVICESORIGINAL CONTRACT AMOUNTPAID AMOUNTREMAINING CONTRACT AMOUNT$500,000.00McCormick-Busse, Inc. Agreement for Video Services with McCormick-Busse, 22,000.00 19,744.70 2,255.30 Inc.AMOUNT USED22,000.00 19,744.70 2,255.30$478,000.00Towa Reabroi-DeMorst Michele CisnerosPrepared by Reviewed bySINGLE SIGNATURE AUTHORITYAS OF September 30, 2007Note: Shaded area represents new contracts listed in the first quarter.AMOUNT AVAILABLE July 1, 2007AMOUNT REMAINING through June 30, 20084 AGENDA ITEM 7C RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 22, 2007 TO: Budget and Implementation Committee FROM: Michele Cisneros, Accounting and Human Resources Manager THROUGH: Theresia Trevino, Chief Financial Officer SUBJECT: Quarterly Financial Statements STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive and file the Quarterly Financial Statements for the period ended September 30, 2007; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: During the first three months of the fiscal year, staff has monitored the revenues and expenditures of the Commission. The first quarter of the year is primarily directed toward completing end of the year activities. Staff expects most of the categories to present a more realistic outlook by the end of the second quarter. The operating statement shows the sales tax revenues for the first quarter at 8% of the budget. This is a result of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 33. GASB 33 requires sales tax revenue to be accrued for the period in which it is collected at the point of sale. The State Board of Equalization collects the Measure A funds and remits them to the Commission after the reporting period for the businesses. This creates a two-month lag in the receipt of revenues by the Commission. Accordingly, these financial statements reflect the revenues related to collections for July 2007. On a cash basis, the Measure A and Local Transportation Fund (LTF) sales tax revenues are 5% and 3% lower, respectively, than the same period last fiscal year. Receipts have decreased due to the effects of the softening of the housing market. Staff continues to monitor the trends in the sales tax receipts and will report to the Commission any necessary adjustments to the budget for sales tax revenue. Federal, state, and local government reimbursements and other revenues are on a reimbursement basis, and the Commission will receive these revenues as the projects are completed and invoiced to the respective agencies. Agenda Item 7C 5 The Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) revenues remitted to the Commission by Western Riverside Council of Governments only reflect one month of receipts. The July 2007 revenues of $1,648,376 were received by the Commission on September 13, 2007. At the time of the preparation of the Quarterly Financial Statements for the period ended September 30, 2007, staff was completing the reconciliation and posting of interest income. Interest will be correctly reflected in the Quarterly Financial Statements for the period ending December 31, 2007. The expenditure categories are in line overall with the expectations of the budget. General administrative expenditures are higher due to a one-time payment in July for the Commission’s FY 2007/08 general liability insurance. Office lease and utilities are slightly over as a result of the rent payment due by the 1st of each month. The October rent was paid on September 24, 2007. Capital outlay reports a negative actual amount. This resulted from the estimated expenditure accrual adjustment at June 30, 2007, for office improvements made but not yet invoiced. Staff will continue to monitor the revenues and expenditures and notify the Commission of any unusual events. Attachment: Quarterly Financial Statements – September 2007 Agenda Item 7C 6 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION QUARTERLY BUDGET VS ACTUAL 1ST QUARTER FOR THREE MONTHS ENDED 9/30/2007 FY 2007/08 1ST QUARTER REMAINING PERCENT DESCRIPTION BUDGET ACTUAL BALANCE UTILIZATION Revenues Sales tax 265,978,600$ 22,129,064$ (243,849,536)$ 8% Federal, state and local government reimbursements 42,059,400 149,179 (41,910,221) 0% Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) 27,250,000 1,648,376 (25,601,624) 6% Other revenues 26,210,900 167,671 (26,043,229) 1% Interest 17,096,700 699,509 (16,397,191) 4% Total revenues 378,595,600 24,793,799 (353,801,801) 7% Expenditures Administration Salaries and benefits 1,787,401 375,232 1,412,169 21% General legal services 103,001 12,157 90,844 12% Professional services 1,739,201 188,064 1,551,137 11% Office lease and utilities 390,000 113,561 276,439 29% General administrative expenditures 1,243,697 438,800 804,897 35% Total administration 5,263,300 1,127,814 4,135,487 21% Programs/projects Salaries and benefits 5,802,000 665,715 5,136,285 11% General legal services 1,474,900 185,135 1,289,765 13% Professional services 5,127,200 179,259 4,947,941 3% General projects 15,849,000 10,641 15,838,359 0% Engineering 59,275,100 394,080 58,881,020 1% Construction 68,970,000 10,026,899 58,943,101 15% Right of way/Land 152,301,100 11,140,703 141,160,397 7% Local streets and roads 61,959,500 4,016,227 57,943,273 6% Regional arterial 15,553,600 3,706,425 11,847,175 24% Commuter assistance 3,298,300 529,157 2,769,143 16% LTF and STA distributions 94,477,165 22,358,803 72,118,362 24% Motorist assistance 4,885,200 406,532 4,478,668 8% Planning and programming services 4,440,900 88,930 4,351,970 2% Property management 299,500 814 298,686 0% Rail operations and maintenance 8,404,100 289,329 8,114,771 3% Specialized transit 6,171,200 1,154,454 5,016,746 19% Total programs/projects 508,288,765 55,153,103 453,135,661 11% Intergovernmental distribution 1,167,600 - 1,167,600 0% Capital outlay 942,000 (32,100) 974,100 -3% Debt service Principal 32,012,100 - 32,012,100 0% Interest 9,933,800 701,433 9,232,367 7% Arbitrage rebate tax - - - N/A Cost of issuance 280,000 - 280,000 0% Total debt service 42,225,900 701,433 41,524,467 2% Total expenditures 557,887,565 56,950,250 500,937,315 10% Excess of revenues over (under) expenditures (179,291,965) (32,156,451) 147,135,514 -18% Other financing sources/uses Operating transfer in 77,940,600 8,799,696 (69,140,904) 11% Operating transfer out 77,940,600 8,799,696 69,140,904 11% Bond proceeds 87,000,000 - (87,000,000) 0% Payment to escrow agent - - - N/A Total financing sources/uses 87,000,000 - (87,000,000) 0% Net change in fund balances (92,291,965) (32,156,451) 60,135,514 35% Beginning fund balance (July 1, 2007) 466,881,300 550,160,613 83,279,313 118% Ending fund balance 374,589,335$ 518,004,162$ 143,414,827$ 138% 7 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONQUARTERLY ACTUALS BY FUND1ST QUARTERFOR THREE MONTHS ENDED 9/30/2007TRANSPORTATION PALOLOCALSTATE UNIFORM WESTERN COMMERICALGENERALFSP/WESTERNVERDE COACHELLATRANSPORTATION TRANSIT MITIGATION FEE COUNTYPAPERDEBT COMBINEDDESCRIPTION FUND SAFE COUNTYVALLEYVALLEYFUNDASSISTANCE(TUMF) CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM SERVICE TOTALRevenuesSales tax 6,271,964$ -$ 7,931,960$ 74,686$ 2,645,854$ 5,204,600$ -$ -$ -$ -$ -$ 22,129,064$ Federal, state and local government reimbursements 698 148,481 - - - - - - - - - 149,179 Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) - - - - - - - 1,648,376 - - - 1,648,376 Other revenues 133,221 - 34,450 - - - - - - - - 167,671 Interest 5,257 10,130 51,621 1,252 4,702 - 7,847 100,992 816 198,744 318,148 699,509 Total revenues 6,411,140 158,611 8,018,031 75,938 2,650,556 5,204,600 7,847 1,749,368 816 198,744 318,148 24,793,799 Expenditures AdministrationSalaries and benefits 357,136 18,096 - - - - - - - - - 375,232 General legal services 11,570 587 - - - - - - - - - 12,157 Professional services 184,090 8,280 - - - - - - - (4,306) - 188,064 Office lease and utilities 108,076 5,485 - - - - - - - - - 113,561 General administrative expenditures 417,608 21,192 - - - - - - - - - 438,800 Total administration 1,078,480 53,640 - - - - - - - (4,306) - 1,127,814 Programs/projects Salaries and benefits 321,434 17,631 265,382 - 2,189 - - 59,079 - - - 665,715 General legal services 47,484 4,546 81,124 - 380 - - 51,227 - 374 - 185,135 Professional services 64,275 2,852 104,576 - - - 93 - - 7,463 - 179,259 General projects - - 10,617 - - - - 24 - - - 10,641 Engineering - - (235,402) - - - - 629,482 - - - 394,080 Construction - - 7,759,237 - 1,000,000 - - 3,638,269 - (2,370,607) - 10,026,899 Right of way/Land - - 219,127 - - - - 1,830,126 - 9,091,450 - 11,140,703 Local streets and roads - - 3,015,492 74,686 926,049 - - - - - - 4,016,227 Regional arterial - - - - 3,242,515 - - 463,910 - - - 3,706,425 Commuter assistance - - 529,157 - - - - - - - - 529,157 LTF and STA distributions - - - - - 22,222,258 136,545 - - - - 22,358,803 Motorist assistance - 406,532 - - - - - - - - - 406,532 Planning and programming services 88,930 - - - - - - - - - 88,930 Property management 814 - - - - - - - - - - 814 Rail operations and maintenance 289,329 - - - - - - - - - - 289,329 Specialized transit - - 466,284 - 688,170 - - - - - - 1,154,454 Total programs/projects 812,266 431,561 12,215,594 74,686 5,859,303 22,222,258 136,638 6,672,117 - 6,728,680 - 55,153,103 Intergovernmental distribution - - - - - - - - - - - - Capital outlay (38,068) (1,932) 7,900 - - - - - - - - (32,100) Debt service Principal - - - - - - - - - - - - Interest - - - - - - - - - 701,433 - 701,433 Arbitrage rebate tax - - - - - - - - - - - - Cost of issuance - - - - - - - - - - - - Total debt service - - - - - - - - - 701,433 - 701,433 Total expenditures 1,852,678 483,269 12,223,494 74,686 5,859,303 22,222,258 136,638 6,672,117 - 7,425,807 - 56,950,250 Excess revenues over (under) expenditures 4,558,462 (324,659) (4,205,464) 1,252 (3,208,748) (17,017,658) (128,791) (4,922,749) 816 (7,227,063) 318,148 (32,156,451) Other financing sources/uses Operating transfer in 250,000 - 24,506 - - - - - - - 8,525,190 8,799,696 Operating transfer out - - 6,800,730 - 1,974,460 - - - - - 24,506 8,799,696 Bond proceeds - - - - - - - - - - - - Payment to escrow agent - - - - - - - - - - - - Total financing sources/uses 250,000 - (6,776,224) - (1,974,460) - - - - - 8,500,684 - Net change in fund balances 4,808,462 (324,658) (10,981,687) 1,252 (5,183,207) (17,017,658) (128,791) (4,922,749) 816 (7,227,063) 8,818,832 (32,156,451) Beginning fund balance (July 1, 2007) 9,948,038 5,905,839 193,956,853 60,394 15,483,231 83,767,112 21,538,210 159,336,112 112,207 28,797,558 31,255,059 550,160,613 Ending fund balance 14,756,500$ 5,581,181$ 182,975,166$ 61,646$ 10,300,024$ 66,749,454$ 21,409,419$ 154,413,363$ 113,023$ 21,570,495$ 40,073,891$ 518,004,162$ MEASURE A8 AGENDA ITEM 7D Agenda Item 7D RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 22, 2007 TO: Riverside County Transportation Commission FROM: Michele Cisneros, Accounting and Human Resources Manager THROUGH: Theresia Trevino, Chief Financial Officer SUBJECT: Resolution Regarding Revised Appropriations Limit for Fiscal Year 2007/08 STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Adopt Resolution No. 08-006, “Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission Establishing the Revised Annual Appropriations Limit”; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Section 7910 of the California Government Code implements Article XIIIB of the California Constitution by requiring each local jurisdiction to establish, by resolution, its appropriations limit for each fiscal year and to make documentation used to determine the appropriations limit available to the public 15 days prior to adoption of the resolution establishing the appropriations limit. Staff performed the calculations necessary to determine the limit and presented the calculations to the Commission on June 13, 2007. During the FY 2006/07 audit, staff determined that the change in California per capita income was incorrectly calculated. Staff inadvertently used the United States per capita personal income column instead of the California per capita personal income column. The correction results in a decrease of $5,210,094 in the appropriations limit from $294,507,445 to $289,297,351. The revised appropriations limit has no effect on the FY 2007/08 budgeted expenditures. The resolution and documents supporting the revised calculation are attached. As required for public notice, the adoption of the Commission’s Gann Appropriations Limit was posted in the local newspaper. 9 Agenda Item 7D Attachments: 1) Resolution No. 08-006 2) California per capita income – California Department of Finance 3) Population, Riverside County – California Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit 10 ATTACHMENT 1 RESOLUTION NO. 08-006 “RESOLUTION OF THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ESTABLISHING THE REVISED ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS LIMIT” WHEREAS, Article XIIIB of the California Constitution places an annual limitation upon appropriations from proceeds of taxes by each local government of the State of California; and WHEREAS, in 1988, pursuant to Article XIIIB, section 4 of the California Constitution, the Riverside County Transportation Commission established its appropriations limit at $75 million for fiscal year 1988-1989 under ordinance No. 88-1; and WHEREAS, Section 7910 of the California Government Code implements Article XIIIB of the California Constitution by requiring each local jurisdiction to establish, by resolution, its appropriations limit for each fiscal year and to make the documentation used in determining the appropriations limit available to the public fifteen days prior to adoption of the resolution establishing the appropriations limit; and WHEREAS, in accordance with Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 1 approved by the voters of the State effective June 6, 1990, beginning with fiscal year 1990-1991 and for each fiscal year thereafter, the Commission’s Board of Commissioners is required to select either the percentage change in California per capita personal income or the percentage change in the local assessment roll due to the addition of local non- residential construction, and either the population change within the Commission or the population change within Riverside County, as the two factors to be applied in calculating the appropriations limit for each fiscal year; and WHEREAS, this Board wishes to select, as factors in determining the Commission’s appropriation limit for fiscal year 2007-2008 the percentage change in California per capita personal income and also the population change within Riverside County; and WHEREAS, this Commission adopted the appropriations limit for fiscal year 2007-2008 on June 13, 2007; and 11 WHEREAS, this Commission has documented its calculations of the Commission’s revised appropriations limit for fiscal year 2007-2008 and said calculations have been made available to the public at least fifteen days prior to the adoption of this resolution. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Riverside County Transportation Commission as follows: 1. For fiscal year 2007-2008, the factors selected for calculating the appropriations limit are (a) the percentage change in California per capita personal income, and (b) the population change within the County of Riverside. 2. The appropriations limit applicable to this Agency pursuant to Article XIIIB of the California Constitution for fiscal year 2007-2008 are hereby established and determined to be the revised amount of $289,297,351. 3. A copy of the documentation used in the determination of the revised appropriations limit for fiscal year 2007-2008 shall be affixed hereto and shall be available for public inspection. 4. Pursuant to Section 7910 of the California Government Code, any judicial action or proceeding to attack, review, set aside, void, or annul the establishment of the appropriations limit as set forth herein must be commenced within forty-five days of the adoption of this resolution. ADOPTED this 14th day of November, 2007. __________________________________________ Terry Henderson, Chair Riverside County Transportation Commission ATTEST: ___________________________________ Jennifer Harmon, Clerk of the Board Riverside County Transportation Commission 12 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION 2007-2008 APPROPRIATIONS LIMIT (Revised) 2006-2007 Appropriations Limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 265,455,468 2007-2008 adjustment: Change in California per capita income = 5.47 percent Change in Population, Riverside County = 3.31 percent 5.47 + 100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . = 1.055 100 3.31 + 100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . = 1.033 100 1.055 x 1.033 = 1.089815 $ 265,455,468 x 1.089815 = $ 289,297,351 2007-2008 Appropriations Limit (Revised) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 289,297,351 Source: California per capita income – California Department of Finance Population, Riverside County – California Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit 13 ATTACHMENT 2 United California California % Change States % Change % of U.S. 1950 1,874 -- 1,504 -- 124.6% 1955 2,383 -- 1,907 -- 125.0% 1958 2,599 -- 2,109 -- 123.2% 1959 2,743 5.5% 2,209 4.7% 124.2% 1960 2,826 3.0% 2,269 2.7% 124.5% 1961 2,881 1.9% 2,327 2.6% 123.8% 1962 3,005 4.3% 2,440 4.9% 123.2% 1963 3,102 3.2% 2,527 3.6% 122.8% 1964 3,275 5.6% 2,672 5.7% 122.6% 1965 3,413 4.2% 2,850 6.7% 119.8% 1966 3,656 7.1% 3,062 7.4% 119.4% 1967 3,874 6.0% 3,254 6.3% 119.1% 1968 4,201 8.4% 3,538 8.7% 118.7% 1969 4,529 7.8% 3,836 8.4% 118.1% 1970 4,810 6.2% 4,085 6.5% 117.7% 1971 5,034 4.7% 4,342 6.3% 115.9% 1972 5,454 8.3% 4,717 8.6% 115.6% 1973 5,944 9.0% 5,231 10.9% 113.6% 1974 6,552 10.2% 5,707 9.1% 114.8% 1975 7,129 8.8% 6,172 8.1% 115.5% 1976 7,825 9.8% 6,754 9.4% 115.9% 1977 8,570 9.5% 7,405 9.6% 115.7% 1978 9,580 11.8% 8,245 11.3% 116.2% 1979 10,753 12.2% 9,146 10.9% 117.6% 1980 11,951 11.1% 10,114 10.6% 118.2% 1981 13,175 10.2% 11,246 11.2% 117.2% 1982 13,763 4.5% 11,935 6.1% 115.3% 1983 14,556 5.8% 12,618 5.7% 115.4% 1984 15,994 9.9% 13,891 10.1% 115.1% 1985 16,956 6.0% 14,758 6.2% 114.9% 1986 17,668 4.2% 15,442 4.6% 114.4% 1987 18,549 5.0% 16,240 5.2% 114.2% 1988 19,599 5.7% 17,331 6.7% 113.1% 1989 a/ 20,585 5.0% 18,520 6.9% 111.2% 1990 21,638 5.1% 19,477 5.2% 111.1% 1991 21,750 0.5% 19,892 2.1% 109.3% 1992 22,492 3.4% 20,854 4.8% 107.9% 1993 22,635 0.6% 21,346 2.4% 106.0% 1994 b/ 23,203 2.5% 22,172 3.9% 104.7% 1995 24,161 4.1% 23,076 4.1% 104.7% 1996 25,312 4.8% 24,175 4.8% 104.7% 1997 26,490 4.7% 25,334 4.8% 104.6% 1998 28,374 7.1% 26,883 6.1% 105.5% 1999 29,828 5.1% 27,939 3.9% 106.8% 2000 r/ 32,458 8.8%29,843 6.8% 108.8% 2001 r/ 32,859 1.2%30,562 2.4% 107.5% 2002 r/ 32,769 -0.3%30,795 0.8% 106.4% 2003 r/ 33,469 2.1%31,466 2.2% 106.4% 2004 r/ 35,380 5.7%33,090 5.2% 106.9% 2005 r/ 36,936 4.4%34,471 4.2% 107.2% 2006 p/ 38,956 5.5%36,276 5.2% 107.4% a/ Reflects Loma Prieta earthquake. b/ Reflects Northridge earthquake. Note: Omits income for government employees overseas. Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, http://www.bea.doc.gov/ r/ p/ Revised percapita estimates for 2000-2005 and preliminary estimates for 2006 were released March 27, 2007 The next state annual personal income release is scheduled for September 20, 2007. Updated: March 27, 2007 Filename: bbpercap PER CAPITA PERSONAL INCOME 14 ATTACHMENT 3 Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Enclosure II Annual Percent Change in Population Minus Exclusions (*) January 1, 2006 to January 1, 2007 and Total Population, January 1, 2007 Total County Percent Change --- Population Minus Exclusions --- Population City 2006-2007 1-1-06 1-1-07 1-1-2007 Riverside Banning -0.17 28,321 28,272 28,272 Beaumont 21.22 23,304 28,250 28,250 Blythe 0.29 13,610 13,650 22,625 Calimesa -0.68 7,465 7,414 7,414 Canyon Lake -0.40 11,013 10,969 10,969 Cathedral City 1.32 51,386 52,064 52,115 Coachella 8.57 35,449 38,486 38,486 Corona 0.35 145,659 146,164 146,164 Desert Hot Springs 6.23 22,163 23,544 23,544 Hemet 2.41 70,015 71,705 71,705 Indian Wells 0.88 4,899 4,942 4,942 Indio 6.94 72,142 77,146 77,146 Lake Elsinore 15.42 41,271 47,634 47,634 La Quinta 6.44 38,604 41,092 41,092 Moreno Valley 2.67 175,769 180,466 180,466 Murrieta 3.94 93,567 97,257 97,257 Norco -0.51 22,730 22,614 27,361 Palm Desert -0.25 49,879 49,752 49,752 Palm Springs 0.22 46,754 46,858 46,858 Perris 6.74 47,463 50,663 50,663 Rancho Mirage 0.96 16,783 16,944 16,944 Riverside 0.57 289,747 291,398 291,398 San Jacinto 9.80 31,280 34,345 34,345 Temecula 3.55 94,575 97,935 97,935 Unincorporated 3.65 519,243 538,171 538,288 County Total 3.31 1,953,091 2,017,735 2,031,625 (*) Exclusions include residents on federal military installations and group quarters' residents in state mental institutions, and state and federal correctional institutions. Source: California Department of Finance 15 AGENDA ITEM 7E RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 22, 2007 TO: Budget and Implementation Committee FROM: Michele Cisneros, Accounting Manager THROUGH: Theresia Trevino, Chief Financial Officer SUBJECT: Resolution Regarding Investment of Monies in the Local Agency Investment Fund STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve Resolution No. 08-003, “Resolution of the Riverside County Transportation Commission to Authorize Investment of Monies in the Local Agency Investment Fund (LAIF)”; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: LAIF began in 1977 as a voluntary alternative for California’s local governments and special districts under the administration of the State Treasurer. The enabling legislation is Section 16429.1 of the California Government Code. At its April 10, 2002 meeting, the Commission adopted Resolution No. 02-013 to participate in LAIF. This resolution allowed the Commission another alternative as it invests its cash for safety, liquidity, and yield. Subsequently, on February 11, 2004, the Commission adopted Resolution No. 04-006 as a result of the new Chief Financial Officer. The resolution designated the Commission’s Executive Director, Eric Haley, and Chief Financial Officer, Theresia Trevino, authorization to order the deposit or withdrawal of monies in the LAIF. The Commission’s Executive Director Eric Haley will retire on December 31, 2007. Resolution No. 08-003 removes Eric Haley from the existing resolution and designates Anne Mayer as the Commission’s Executive Director. Attachment: Resolution No. 08-003 Agenda Item 7E 16 RESOLUTION NO. 08-003 RESOLUTION OF THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TO AUTHORIZE INVESTMENT OF MONIES IN THE LOCAL AGENCY INVESTMENT FUND WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 730 of the statutes of 1976, Section 16429.1 was added to the California Government Code to create a Local Agency Investment Fund in the State Treasury for the deposit of money of a local agency for purposes of investment by the State Treasurer; and, WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners does hereby find that the deposit and withdrawal of money in the Local Agency Investment Fund in accordance with the provisions of Section 16429.1 of the Government Code for the purpose of investment as stated therein is in the best interests of the Riverside County Transportation Commission, at 4080 Lemon Street, 3rd Floor, Riverside, CA 92502, Telephone No. (951) 787-7141. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the deposit and withdrawal of Riverside County Transportation Commission monies in the Local Agency Investment Fund in the State Treasury in accordance with the provisions of Section 16429.1 of the Government Code for the purpose of investment as stated therein, and verification by the State Treasurer’s Office of all banking information provided in that regard. 17 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Riverside County Transportation Commission’s Executive Director, Anne Mayer and Chief Financial Officer, Theresia A. Trevino, or their successors shall be individually authorized to order the deposit or withdrawal of monies in the Local Agency Investment Fund. APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the Riverside County Transportation Commission at its meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2007. BY: ____________________________ Terry Henderson, Chair Riverside County Transportation Commission ATTEST: BY: ________________________ Jennifer Harmon Clerk of the Board 18 AGENDA ITEM 8 Agenda Item 8 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 22, 2007 TO: Budget and Implementation Committee FROM: Technical Advisory Committee Ken Lobeck, Senior Staff Analyst THROUGH: Shirley Medina, Program Manager SUBJECT: Reprogramming of $796,000 in Surface Transportation Program Funds from the Perris Boulevard Widening Project to the Nason Street Interchange Project TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve the reprogramming of $796,000 from an approved $3,184,000 of federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds from the Perris Boulevard widening project in the city of Perris (Perris) to the Nason Street interchange improvement project in the city of Moreno Valley (Moreno Valley); 2) Amend the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) to reflect the required federal fund reprogramming action; 3) Revise the Commission’s Regional Arterial Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee (TUMF) program to split the Perris Boulevard/Ramona Expressway to Cactus Avenue project and TUMF funding between both agencies based on an agreement between the cities of Perris and Moreno Valley; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The cities of Perris and Moreno Valley currently have two projects programmed in the RTIP that will widen Perris Boulevard from two to six through-lanes between Ramona Expressway and Cactus Avenue. The projects are currently programmed in the RTIP in an unusual fashion due to one portion that was once STIP funded. The projects will be reprogrammed in the RTIP to reflect the project limits properly within each city. The Perris widening segment will widen 19 Agenda Item 8 Perris Boulevard from two to six through-lanes from Ramona Expressway north to the city limits. Moreno Valley’s widening segment also is two to six through-lanes and will be from its southern city limits north to Cactus Avenue. Approximately 25% of the $3.184 million of the original STP funded portion for the overall Perris Boulevard widening falls within Moreno Valley. However, Moreno Valley does not intend to federalize its widening segment and will backfill the $796,000 with local funds. Per an agreement reached between the two cities, Moreno Valley is requesting $796,000 of STP be reprogrammed to its State Route 60/Nason Street interchange project. The Commission’s Regional Arterial TUMF program currently has $1.260 million programmed for the environmental and design phases of work for the Perris Boulevard/ Ramona Expressway to Cactus Avenue widening project. The project will now be split into two separate projects with the cities of Moreno Valley and Perris as the lead agencies for the segments in their specific jurisdictions. The TUMF funding programmed will be split between the two segments per the agreement reached between the cities. This request was presented at the October 15, 2007 Technical Advisory Committee meeting. Staff recommends support for the STP and TUMF reprogramming request enabling the projects to continue on schedule without further delays. Additionally, this recommendation allows the federal STP reprogramming to be applied to a geographically similar project that is already federalized. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: N/A Year: N/A Amount: $796,000 Source of Funds: Surface Transportation Program Budget Adjustment: N/A GLA No.: N/A Fiscal Procedures Approved: Date: 10/16/2007 Attachment: Cities of Perris and Moreno Valley’s Reprogramming Request Letters 20 DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING 170 WILKERSON AVE., SUITE D, PERRIS, CA 92570-2200 TEL.: (951) 943-6504 - FAX: (951) 943-8416 MEMORANDUM TO: Ms. Shirley Medina, Program Manager Mr. Paul Blackwelder Riverside County Transportation Commission 3560 University Avenue, Suite 100 Riverside, CA 92501 FROM: Habib Motlagh, City Engineer DATE: October 3, 2007 RE: Perris Blvd. Rehabilitation – STPL & Regional TUMF This memo is to request your consideration and support of the Cities of Perris and Moreno Valley to change the lead agency role and limits of the above projects. The City of Perris is in support of Moreno Valley’s request to approve separation of the two projects as follows: • City of Perris will receive 75% of the currently allocated STPL funds to implement the improvements on Perris Blvd. as originally approved with the change of limits from Ramona Expressway to northerly city limit. The City of Perris’s share is calculated to be $2.388 Million. • The City of Perris requests that the Regional TUMF Grant for widening of Perris Blvd. is separated between the two cities with Perris receiving it’s share of the allocated RCTC funds on the basis of mileage which is 22.22% of the total length. The City’s share of PA&ED and PS&E phase is 86,435 and $193,536 respectively. I understand that an agreement between City of Perris and RCTC will be required to formalize this. We trust that the above information is sufficient for RCTC to initiate the review and the approval process. Please call if you have any questions or require additional information. Cc: Richard Belmudez, City Manager Larry Gonzales, City of Moreno Valley CCIITTYY OOFF PPEERRRRIISS HABIB MOTLAGH, CITY ENGINEER 21 22 23 24 AGENDA ITEM 9 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 22, 2007 TO: Budget and Implementation Committee FROM: Jerry Rivera, Program Manager THROUGH: Anne Mayer, Deputy Executive Director SUBJECT: Agreement with the City of Riverside for Freeway Service Patrol Services STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve Agreement No. 08-45-037-00 with the city of Riverside (City) for Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) services during the construction of the La Sierra Avenue/State Route 91 interchange reconstruction; 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Riverside County FSP program operates nine beats in Riverside County on segments of SR-60, SR-91, I-15, and I-215 with 20 roving tow trucks during the morning and afternoon commute hours. The FSP program is funded by the state of California (80%) and local Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE) fee (20%). In addition, the Commission has entered into a cooperative agreement with Caltrans to provide construction FSP service on various freeways throughout Riverside County to assist in transportation system management efforts, provide traffic congestion relief, and expedite the removal of freeway impediments, all of which have the added benefit of reducing accidents and improving air quality in the construction zone. The City has begun construction on the La Sierra Avenue/SR-91 interchange improvements to reconstruct La Sierra Avenue from Indiana Avenue to Montlake Drive/Diana Avenue while enhancing the interchange’s capacity and operation. The project is scheduled for completion in September 2009. The construction will Agenda Item 9 25 require periodic night-time work, freeway closures, limited ramp closures as well as the elimination of the freeway shoulders during the duration of the project. The City is requesting that the Commission provide construction FSP services for the project. The Commission and California Highway Patrol staff met with City staff to review the project’s requirements. Although it has not been determined if mid-day (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) service would be required for the duration of the project, an estimated 3,650.5 hours of service is being proposed to cover the 22 month construction period. The Commission’s existing tow operator for beat no. 4, Armada Towing, would provide the service. The agreement will cover all costs associated with the additional service plus 8% to cover the Commission’s administrative overhead. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: No No Year: FY 2007/08 FY 2007/08 Amount: $72,310 (Exp) $78,100 (Rev) Source of Funds: City of Riverside Budget Adjustment: Yes Yes GLA No.: 201 45 81014 $72,300 201 45 41203 $78,100 Fiscal Procedures Approved: Date: 10/15/2007 Agenda Item 9 26 AGENDA ITEM 10 Agenda Item 10 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 22, 2007 TO: Budget and Implementation Committee FROM: Edda Rosso, Program Manager Richard Bryan, Bechtel Program Manager Stan Haas, Bechtel Project Coordinator THROUGH: Hideo Sugita, Deputy Executive Director SUBJECT: Agreement for Construction of a Six-Level Parking Structure at the North Main Corona Metrolink Station STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Direct staff to present its award recommendation to the Commission for Agreement No. 08-33-022-00 for construction of a six-level parking structure at the North Main Corona Metrolink Station; 2) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 3) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At its September 12, 2007 meeting, the Commission authorized and directed staff to advertise for construction bids for the North Main Corona parking structure. On September 17, 2007, staff advertised for construction bids for the North Main Corona parking structure. Sealed bids are required to be submitted to the Commission by 2:00 p.m. on or before November 1, 2007. The sealed bids will be immediately opened after the submittal deadline and openly recorded. Staff, along with legal counsel, will review the submitted bids for compliance with the bid document requirements and make a recommendation to award the contract to the lowest price, responsive and responsible bidder as defined in the bid documents. This recommendation will then be forwarded to the Commission for final approval. The estimated construction cost for the parking structure is $25 million. 27 Agenda Item 10 Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: Yes N/A Year: FY 2007/08 FY 2008/09+Amount: $10,000,000 $15,000,000 Source of Funds: STIP, CMAQ and FTA Budget Adjustment: No N/A GLA No.: 221 33 81301 P3808 Fiscal Procedures Approved: Date: 10/15/07 28 AGENDA ITEM 11 Agenda Item 11 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 22, 2007 TO: Budget and Implementation Committee FROM: Edda Rosso, Program Manager Richard Bryan, Bechtel Program Manager THROUGH: Hideo Sugita, Deputy Executive Director SUBJECT: Amendment No. 6 and No. 7 with Stantec Consulting Inc. for the North Main Corona Parking Structure STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Approve Agreement No. 03-31-014-06, Amendment No. 6 to Agreement No. 03-31-014-00, to amend the scope of services and provide for reimbursable costs associated with previous amendments in the amount of $15,900; 2) Approve Agreement No. 03-31-014-07, Amendment No. 7 to Agreement No. 03-31-014-00, to provide for consultant support services during the construction phase in the amount of $560,021, with a 20-month extension to the agreement period; 3) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreements on behalf of the Commission; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At its September 11, 2002 meeting, the Commission approved an agreement with Gordon H. Chong & Partners to perform conceptual design and environmental services for a multi-level 1,000 stall parking structure at the North Main Corona Metrolink station for an amount of $316,798. The agreement was entered into on February 21, 2003 with a term completion of November 26, 2005. The initial Agreement and Amendments 1 through 5 were issued to Gordon H. Chong & Partners (predecessor to Chong Partners Architecture, Inc) or Chong Partners Architecture, Inc., which was acquired by Stantec Consulting Inc. on September 14, 2007. 29 Agenda Item 11 The five amendments that have been issued to the agreement and approved by the Commission are listed in the table below. Amendment No. Date Entered Scope Amount Term Extension 1 11/11/03 Develop plan to increase the parking capacity to 2,500 parking stalls using the entirety of the existing site. $77,390 None 2 01/31/06 Prepare final design plans, specifications and estimates for the project. $915,815 01/31/06 3 10/31/06 Design additional elements such as lighting, expanded electrical service and security. $141,225 01/12/07 4 12/04/06 Revise Categorical Exclusion (CE). $19,804 01/26/07 5 02/21/07 Extend the term of the Agreement. No cost 12/31/07 Amendment No. 6 to the agreement amends the scope of services and includes reimbursable costs associated with Amendment No. 3 and No. 4, in the amount of $15,900, without an extension to the contract period. Amendment No. 7 to the agreement is intended to provide for construction support services for 20 months, during the construction phase of the work, in the amount of $560,021 with a term extension to August 31, 2009. The current agreement status is that the previous work included in the initial agreement through Amendment No. 5 was completed for the amount of $1,422,765 out of a total authorized amount of $1,471,032 leaving $48,267 remaining. At this time, staff is recommending that the Commission approve Amendment No. 6 and No. 7, for a base amount of $575,921, which is within budget, and a new total not-to-exceed amount of $2,046,953. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: Yes N/A Year:FY 2007/08 FY 2008/09 Amount: $240,900 $335,021 Source of Funds: STIP and CMAQ Budget Adjustment: No N/A GLA No.: 221 33 81102 P3808 $15,900 221 33 81304 P3808 $560,021 Fiscal Procedures Approved: Date: 10/16/2007 Attachments: 1) Exhibit A Scope of Services for Amendment No. 6 2) Exhibit B Compensation and Time for Amendment No. 6 3) Exhibit A Scope of Services for Amendment No. 7 4) Exhibit B Compensation and Time for Amendment No. 7 30 ATTACHMENT 1 EXHIBIT A Scope of Services for Amendment No. 6 1. Provide for direct reimbursable costs associated with previous amendments to Agreement 03-31-014. 31 ATTACHMENT 2 EXHIBIT B Compensation and Time The costs for the additional services included in Amendment 6 are as follows: 1. The direct reimbursable costs associated with Amendment No.3 are $14,000.00. 2. The direct reimbursable costs associated with Amendment No. 4 are $1,900.00 The total cost of Amendment No. 6 will be $15,900.00, without any increase in Contract time. 32 ATTACHMENT 3 EXHIBIT A Scope of Services for Amendment No.7 1. Bidding Support to include pre-bid meeting attendance, preparation of exhibits and displays, and formal responses to bidders’ questions. 2. Construction Administration Support to include pre-construction meeting attendance, construction progress meeting attendance as needed, process contractor submittals and shop drawings, process and respond to Contractor’s Request for Information, provide revised contract drawings and prepare final as-built drawings from contractor provided draft documents. 33 ATTACHMENT 4 EXHIBIT B Compensation and Time The costs for the additional services included in Amendment No. 7 are as follows: 1. Basic construction support services, as detailed in Exhibit A, shall be $560,021.00, including reimbursable expenses. However, should the construction period be less than the forecasted twenty month duration, a reduction in total fee will be realized. Example : 0-4 month early completion result in an $16,410.00 per month savings. 5-8 month early completion result in an $17,860.00 per month savings. 2. The total cost of Amendment # 7 is $560,021.00 including a twenty month extension in Contract time. The revised completion date will be August 31, 2009. 34 AGENDA ITEM 12 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 22, 2007 TO: Budget and Implementation Committee FROM: Mark Massman, Bechtel Project Manager Erik Galloway, Bechtel Project Coordinator THROUGH: Hideo Sugita, Deputy Executive Director SUBJECT: Agreement for the Revegetation Adjacent to State Route 74 Segment II from Wasson Canyon Road to 7th Street in the City of Perris STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive bid award recommendations for revegetation adjacent to State Route 74 Segment II from Wasson Canyon Road to 7th Street in the city of Perris; 2) Award Agreement No. 07-31-069-00 for the revegetation adjacent to SR-74 Segment II, from 0.5 km east of Wasson Canyon Road to 7th Street in the city of Perris, to Pan American Landscaping for the amount of $45,500 plus a 9.8% contingency amount of $4,500 to cover potential change orders encountered during the revegetation project, for a total not to exceed contract authorization of $50,000; 3) Authorize the Chair, pursuant to legal counsel review, to execute the agreement on behalf of the Commission; and 4) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: At its December 13, 2006 meeting, the Commission authorized staff to advertise to receive construction bids for the revegetation adjacent to SR-74 Segment II from 0.5 km east of Wasson Canyon Road to 7th Street in the city of Perris. The overall objective of the Segment II revegetation work is the successful reestablishment of plant communities where they have been temporarily disturbed by the construction of the portion of the roadway project in Segment II. This revegetation project addresses the on-site mitigation measures, per special conditions under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 of the Clean Water Act authorization, Nationwide Permit No. 14, the Regional Water Quality Control Board Section 401 of the Clean Water Act Water Quality Certification, and the California Department of Fish and Game Section 1601 of the Fish and Game Code. Agenda Item 12 35 Construction of Segment II was completed and accepted by Caltrans on October 23, 2006. The revegetation work for Segment II was to have been initiated as soon as possible during the winter months to assist in the reestablishment of the native plant communities. The project was advertised starting on December 20, 2006 with the bid opening on January 18, 2007. Four plan sets were sold and no bids were received on January 18, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. The project was re-advertised starting on January 24, 2007 with the original bid opening date set for March 15, 2007. The project was posted on thebluebook.com website and notification sent to landscape contractors in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties. The bid opening date was subsequently revised twice to May 2007, and August 2007, Addendums No. 1 and No. 2 due to the lack of sales of the bid package. Various contractors were contacted directly to generate interest in the project and during these discussions it was determined that the length of the plant establishment period was resulting in the lack of interest in the project. The contractors stated that it was very expensive for them to obtain the bonding to cover such a long period, and, due to the small size of the project, it was not financially feasible. The length of the plant establishment period was established by the regulatory agencies, which approved the Habitat Mitigation Monitoring Program, and it could not be reduced or modified. Staff and legal counsel determined that modifications to the bonding requirements could be made to address the contractors’ concerns. Addendum No. 3 was issued modifying the bonding requirements and extending the bid opening date to September 6, 2007. The project was reposted on thebluebook.com and notifications were sent to over 200 landscape contractors in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, Imperial, Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties. Seven plan sets were sold and one bid was received on September 6, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Agenda Item 12 36 A summary of the bid received are shown in Table A: TABLE A Bid Summary Firm (In order from Low bid to High bid) Bid Amount Amount Over Low Bid Engineers Estimate $42,500.00 N/A 1 Pan American Landscaping 11261 Blix Street North Hollywood, Ca. 91602 $45,500.00 The bid was reviewed by staff and legal counsel, and all concurred that Pan American Landscaping’s bid was the lowest responsive bid received for the project. A summary of the review of Pan American’s bid and the responsiveness of the bid is detailed in Table B: TABLE B Bid Checklist Checklist Item Pan American 1 Bid Letter Yes Schedule of Prices --- - Bid Sheet Completed Yes - Bid Item Comparison --- - w/Eng’s Est Yes - w/other Bidders ---- 2 - Balanced Bid Items Yes 3 Bid Bond Yes List of Subcontractors None 4 - Prime Performs > 50% Work Yes Bidder Information Forms Yes 5 - Reference Check Yes 6 Non-Collusion Affidavit Yes 7 Evidence of Insurance To be provided with award 8 Was Bidder Responsive? Yes Agenda Item 12 37 Table C summarizes the costs associated with the revegetation project for the bid received: TABLE C Cost Summary ITEM NO. ITEM DESCRIPTION Engineer's Estimate Pan American 1 Prepare Water Pollution Control Program $1,000.00 $1,000.00 2 Water Pollution Control $4,000.00 $3,000.00 3 Construction Area Signs $2,000.00 $2,000.00 4 Traffic Control System $2,000.00 $2,000.00 5 Revegetation (Grassland/Erosion Control) $18,500.00 $27,500.00 6 Plant Establishment Work $10,000.00 $7,500.00 7 Monitoring and Reporting $5,000.00 $2,500.00 TOTAL $42,500.00 $45,500.00 From staff and legal counsel’s review of the bid received, staff is recommending to award Agreement No. 07-31-069-00 for the revegetation adjacent to SR-74 Segment II project to Pan American Landscaping in the amount of $45,500 plus a contingency amount of $4,500 to cover potential change orders encountered during the revegetation project. Therefore, the total contract authorization is $50,000. The standard Commission construction contract will be used, pursuant to legal counsel review. Financial Information In Fiscal Year Budget: Yes Year: FY 2007/08 Amount: $50,000 Source of Funds: Measure A Budget Adjustment: No GLA No.: 222 31 81302 P3001 Fiscal Procedures Approved: Date: 10/16/2007 Agenda Item 12 38 AGENDA ITEM 13 Agenda Item 13 RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION DATE: October 22, 2007 TO: Budget and Implementation Committee FROM: John Standiford, Public Affairs Director THROUGH: Eric Haley, Executive Director SUBJECT: State and Federal Legislative Update STAFF RECOMMENDATION: This item is for the Committee to: 1) Receive and file the State and Federal Legislative Update as an information item; and 2) Forward to the Commission for final action. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Goods Movement Issue Receiving Widespread Attention California Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency Secretary Dale Bonner signaled his intention to make goods movement an immediate priority for the state during the September 20 meeting of the California Transportation Commission (CTC). During that meeting he requested that the CTC adopt a preliminary Trade Corridors Improvement Fund (TCIF) program of projects as spelled out in Proposition 1B by the end of the calendar year. Proposition 1B provides $2 billion for goods movement related projects. Since the September 20 announcement, the pace of critical meetings and issues has increased rapidly. On October 12, Secretary Bonner participated in a signing ceremony with more than 20 agencies on a pact to work together to address Southern California’s overall goods movement needs. The Commission approved the partnership agreement in July and Chair Terry Henderson was in attendance to sign it. 39 Agenda Item 13 Immediately after the signing ceremony, Secretary Bonner made his way to Downtown Riverside for the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce Legislative Forum which also included presentations from Congressman Ken Calvert, Senator Bob Dutton and Assemblymen Kevin Jeffries and John Benoit. Business leaders who were in attendance were quite clear in their advocacy for grade separation funding for Riverside County, and Secretary Bonner noted the position without making a commitment. What he did commit to was a series of public meetings throughout the state during the week of October 15 and ending on October 22. A San Bernardino meeting held on October 19 provided the Commission and local officials with an opportunity to re-emphasize the importance of grade separations in the area. Additional meetings on the topic were held in San Diego, Oakland, Long Beach, and Stockton. TCIF will be the main focus of attention at the CTC meetings on October 24 in Sacramento and November 7 in La Quinta. The current schedule calls for TCIF project submittals by November 26 and for the CTC to adopt a program in December with the objective to have funding set in the state budget for next year. Local legislators are also focusing their attention on the issue by conducting field hearings. United States Senator Barbara Boxer held a hearing in San Bernardino on October 10 regarding the impact of diesel emissions caused by freight movement. Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod has scheduled a meeting on the Colton Crossing on October 22 and the Select Committee on Inland Empire Transportation Issues, chaired by Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter, will meet on October 31. Federal Update While a Transportation Appropriations bill has been passed by both the House and the Senate, little action has taken place in order to appoint a Conference Committee to approve a final bill. The White House has already expressed its displeasure regarding all kinds of appropriations bills, which will likely result in an omnibus bill to keep the federal government running. 40