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          Bill No:  SB 993
          Author:   Huff (R)
          Amended:  8/20/10
          Vote:     21

          AYES:  Lowenthal, Huff, Ashburn, DeSaulnier, Kehoe,  
            Oropeza, Pavley, Simitian
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Harman

           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE  :  10-0, 5/27/10
          AYES:  Alquist, Corbett, Denham, Kehoe, Leno, Price,  
          Walters, Wolk,  
            Wyland, Yee
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Cox

           SENATE FLOOR  :  35-0, 6/2/10 (Consent)
          AYES:  Aanestad, Alquist, Ashburn, Calderon, Cedillo,  
            Cogdill, Corbett, Correa, Cox, Denham, DeSaulnier,  
            Ducheny, Dutton, Florez, Hancock, Hollingsworth, Huff,  
            Kehoe, Leno, Liu, Lowenthal, Negrete McLeod, Padilla,  
            Pavley, Price, Romero, Runner, Simitian, Steinberg,  
            Strickland, Walters, Wolk, Wright, Wyland, Yee
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Harman, Oropeza, Wiggins, Vacancy,  

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  77-0, 8/23/10 - See last page for vote

           SUBJECT  :    State highway relinquishment

           SOURCE  :     Author


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           DIGEST  :    This bill authorizes the California  
          Transportation Commission (CTC) to relinquish State Route  
          (SR) 66 in the City of Claremont to the City of Claremont  
          and SR 19 in the City of Lakewood to the City of Lakewood,  
          upon terms and conditions that the CTC finds to be in the  
          best interests of the state, and updates the statutory  
          route definitions or SR 66 and SR 19 to reflect previous  

           Assembly Amendments  revise the description of State Highway  
          Route 66 to indicate portions of the route that have been  
          relinquished or that have been authorized to be  
          relinquished, provide for the relinquishment of SR 19 to  
          the City of Lakewood, and add double-jointing language with  
          SB 1318 (Senate Transportation and Housing Committee).

           ANALYSIS  :    

           Existing law  

          1. Identifies the California state highway system through a  
             description of segments of the state's regional and  
             interregional roads that are owned and operated by the  
             Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

          2. Defines a "state highway" as any roadway that is  
             acquired, laid out, constructed, improved, or maintained  
             as a state highway according to legislative  

          3. Specifies that it is the intent of the Legislature for  
             the routes of the state highway system to connect the  
             communities and regions of the state and that they serve  
             the state's economy by connecting centers of commerce,  
             industry, agriculture, mineral wealth, and recreation.

          4. Provides that any expansion or deletion of the state  
             highway system occurs through a statutory process  
             requiring the CTC to make findings that it is in the  
             best interest of the state to include or delete a  
             specified portion of roadway from the system.



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          This bill:

          1. Authorizes the CTC to relinquish to the City of  
             Claremont the segment of SR 66 located in the city, upon  
             terms and conditions the CTC finds to be in the best  
             interest of the state. 

          2. Authorizes the CTC to relinquish to the City of Lakewood  
             the segment of SR 19 located in the city, upon terms and  
             conditions the CTC finds to be in the best interest of  
             the state.

          3. Requires each city to provide signage indicating the  
             continuation of SR 66 through the city.

          4. Requires each city to ensure that traffic flows are  
             maintained on the relinquished segment through the use  
             of traffic signal synchronization and other means. 

          5. Specifies that following the effective date of  
             relinquishment, the relinquished segments will no longer  
             be a state highway and may not be considered for future  
             adoption as a state highway.

          SR 66, known locally as Foothill Boulevard, traverses the  
          City of Claremont from its boundary on the east with  
          Fontana to its boundary on the west with Pomona.  The road  
          is within the City of Claremont's redevelopment area and  
          relinquishment of SR 66 to the city will ensure that it is  
          redevelopment plans for SR 66 will incorporate the city's  
          desires for landscaping, street furniture, and other design  
          elements involving the road. 

          The City of Claremont has been in negotiations with the  
          Caltrans for nearly a decade, relating to the  
          relinquishment of SR 66.  According to the author's office,  
          Caltrans and the City of Claremont now agree that  
          relinquishment is beneficial to both the state and the  
          city. Caltrans concurs with that conclusion.

          The relinquishment authorized by this bill is a  
          continuation of the earlier relinquishments.  For example,  



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          SB 1366 (Negrete Mcloud), Chapter 717, Statutes of 2008  
          authorizes the relinquishment to the City of Rialto a  
          segment of SR 66 in that city.  Similarly, SB 857 (Soto)  
          Chapter 251, Statutes of 2002 authorizes the CTC to  
          relinquish a segment of SR 66 to the City of Fontana.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :    Appropriation:  No   Fiscal Com.:  Yes    
          Local:  No

          According to the Senate Appropriations Committee analysis:

                          Fiscal Impact (in thousands)

           Major Provisions                2010-11     2011-12     
           2012-13   Fund  

          Caltrans improvements                             unknown  
          one-time costs (minor to                          Special*
                              $2,000) prior to relinquishment

          Caltrans maintenance                         Unknown  
          long-term savings                                 Special*
            and repair        following relinquishment

          CTC administration                      minor costs to  
          administer                              Special*

          *State Highway Account

           SUPPORT  :   (Verified  8/24/10)

          City of Claremont

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  : 
          AYES: Adams, Ammiano, Anderson, Arambula, Bass, Beall, Bill  
            Berryhill, Tom Berryhill, Block, Blumenfield, Bradford,  
            Brownley, Buchanan, Caballero, Charles Calderon, Carter,  
            Chesbro, Conway, Cook, Coto, Davis, De La Torre, De Leon,  
            DeVore, Eng, Evans, Feuer, Fletcher, Fong, Fuentes,  
            Fuller, Gaines, Galgiani, Garrick, Gatto, Gilmore,  
            Hagman, Hall, Harkey, Hayashi, Hernandez, Hill, Huber,  
            Huffman, Jeffries, Jones, Knight, Lieu, Logue, Bonnie  



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            Lowenthal, Ma, Mendoza, Miller, Monning, Nava, Nestande,  
            Niello, Nielsen, Norby, V. Manuel Perez, Portantino,  
            Ruskin, Salas, Saldana, Silva, Skinner, Smyth, Solorio,  
            Audra Strickland, Swanson, Torlakson, Torres, Torrico,  
            Tran, Villines, Yamada, John A. Perez
          NO VOTE RECORDED: Furutani, Vacancy, Vacancy

          JJA:do  8/24/10   Senate Floor Analyses 

                         SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE

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