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League and CSAC Submit Formal Comments on California Transportation Commission Draft SB 1 Implementation Guidelines

League Advocating to Move Project List Submission Timeline to Oct. 16

July 14, 2017
The California Transportation Committee (CTC) released its Draft Local Streets and Roads Program Reporting Guidelines on Friday June 30 for the implementation of SB 1 (Beall), the landmark transportation funding package that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law in April. 
SB 1 provides new Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account (RMRA) formula funds for cities and counties to address road maintenance, rehabilitation, and critical safety needs on local streets and roads. In order to be eligible to receive RMRA funds, cities and counties must report projects they are funding with RMRA to CTC by Sept. 15.
The League and California State Association of Counties (CSAC) today submitted formal comments to the CTC on the draft guidelines advocating for a number of changes. Some noteworthy changes include pushing the proposed deadline to submit project lists from Sept. 15 to Oct. 16 to ensure cities and counties budgetary processes align with the deadline and ensuring flexibility from the CTC and State Controller’s Office on late project list submittals.
The two organizations have been working with the CTC to draft these guidelines. The purpose of the guidelines is to describe RMRA reporting requirements and procedures for cities and counties. The guidelines also address the roles and responsibilities of the CTC and the State Controller in carrying out the statutory objectives of SB 1 related to RMRA formula funding for local streets and roads. 
The formal comment period for cities to submit public comments ends todays. Cities are encouraged to review the guidelines and submit public comments by today, Friday, July 14.
Please email comments to Laura Pennebaker. Finalized guidelines will be released in the next week or two.
Public Workshop
CTC will also hold a public workshop to discuss the draft guidelines. The agenda and call-in information ill be emailed prior to the workshop.
The workshop will be held:
Tuesday, July 18, 9 a.m. to noon
Caltrans Headquarters, Room 2116
1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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