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December Board Actions

EXTENSION REQUESTS FOR FY 2010 TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT ACT AUDIT: Directors approved the Transportation Development Act (TDA) audit extension requests for the Cities of Chula Vista and San Diego, and SANDAG, until March 27, 2011, as permitted by the California Public Utilities Code and the California Code of Regulations. The TDA extensions are necessary to allow sufficient time to complete the audit process for the three claimant agencies. (Item # 4: Staff contact, Lisa Kondrat-Dauphin, (619) 699-1942 or lko@sandag.org)

FUNDING RECOMMENDATION FOR FY 2011 REGIONAL eWATCH APPLICATION: Directors approved the receipt of $74,366 in federal Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) funds for the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) to develop a regional eWatch application, which will allow members of the public throughout the county to subscribe to a no-cost service to receive notifications of crimes, arrests, and/or traffic incidents occurring around specific addresses. The additional $74,366 in UASI funds for the ARJIS Interregional Justice Data-Sharing work element brings the total funding to $1,367,368. (Item #5: Staff contact, Pam Scanlon, (619) 699-6971 or psc@sandag.org).

STATE ROUTE 11 AND OTAY MESA EAST PORT OF ENTRY DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT RELEASED: On December 3, 2010, Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIR/DEIS) for a 60-day public comment period through February 1, 2011. State Route 11 will be a 2.5-mile, four-lane state highway that will connect SR 125 and SR 905 in the United States to a new Port of Entry (POE) along the U.S.-Mexico border at Otay Mesa East. SANDAG, Caltrans, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. General Services Administration, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, along with counterpart agencies in Mexico and other stakeholders, are collaborating to develop this binational project. A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 19, 2011, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean View Hills Elementary School, located at 4919 Del Sol Boulevard, in San Diego. For more information or to view the DEIR/DEIS document, visit www.dot.ca.gov/dist11/envir. (Item #9: Staff contact, Marney Cox, (619) 699-1930 or mco@sandag.org)

COMMUNITIES PUTTING PREVENTION TO WORK (CPPW): PROPOSED GRANT PROGRAM EVALUATION CRITERIA AND PROCESS: Directors approved the proposed grant program objectives, eligibility, evaluation criteria, and evaluation process for the Healthy Communities Campaign and Safe Routes to School grant programs. Working in collaboration with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, SANDAG will issue $1.15 million in pass-through grants as part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work program. (Item #12: Staff contact, Vikrant Sood, (619) 699-1924 or vso@sandag.org)

2050 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN: PREFERRED REVENUE CONSTRAINED TRANSPORTATION NETWORK SCENARIO: Directors accepted the recommendation of the Transportation Committee to accept the Hybrid Scenario as the preferred Revenue Constrained Transportation Network Scenario for use in developing the Draft 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) to be circulated in 2011. The Hybrid Scenario is designed to maximize transit system enhancements, integrate biking and walking elements, promote transportation demand management and transportation system management, and meet greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. The Draft 2050 RTP, including its air quality conformity analysis and the Draft Environmental Impact Report, are anticipated to be released in spring 2011 for public review and comment. Directors also accepted the additional recommendation of the Transportation Committee that the Unconstrained Transportation Network be modified to include Interstate 15 between Centre City Parkway and State Route 78 with a configuration of 10 general purposes lanes and four Express Lanes. (Item #13: Staff contacts, Heather Adamson, (619) 699-6967 or had@sandag.org;; Dave Schumacher, (619) 699-6906 or dsc@sandag.org)

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