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          SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING
                              Senator Jim Beall, Chair
                                2015 - 2016  Regular 

          Bill No:          ACR 89            Hearing Date:    8/25/2015
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          |Author:   |Wilk                                                  |
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          |Version:  |6/29/2015                                             |
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          |Urgency:  |No                     |Fiscal:      |Yes             |
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          |Consultant|Holly Glasen                                          |
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          SUBJECT:  Connie Worden-Roberts Memorial Bridge


           DIGEST:  This resolution designates the Golden Valley Road  
          Bridge over State Highway Route (SR) 14 in Santa Clarita as the  
          Connie Worden-Roberts Memorial Bridge.

          ANALYSIS:
          
          The committee has adopted a policy regarding the naming of state  
          highways or structure.  Under the policy, the committee will  
          consider only those resolutions that meet all of the following  
          criteria:

          1)The person being honored must have provided extraordinary  
            public service or some exemplary contribution to the public  
            good and have a connection to the community where the highway  
            or structure is located.

          2)The person being honored must be deceased.

          3)The naming must be done without cost to the state.  Costs for  
            signs and plaques must be paid by local or private sources.

          4)The author or co-author of the resolution must represent the  
            district in which the facility is located, and the resolution  
            must identify the specific highway segment or structure being  
            named.

          5)The segment of highway being named must not exceed five miles  







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            in length.

          6)The proposed designation must reflect a community consensus  
            and be without local opposition.

           7) The proposed designation may not supersede an existing  
             designation unless the sponsor can document that a good-faith  
             effort has uncovered no opposition to rescinding the prior  
             designation.
          
          This resolution designates the Golden Valley Road Bridge over SR  
          14 in Santa Clarita as the Connie Worden-Roberts Memorial  
          Bridge.  This resolution further requests that the Department of  
          Transportation erect appropriate signs upon receiving donations  
          from non-state sources to cover the costs.

          COMMENTS:

          1)Purpose.  The author introduced this resolution to honor the  
            life and service of Connie Worden-Roberts.

          2)Background on Ms. Worden-Roberts.  Connie Worden-Roberts was  
            nicknamed "the Road Warrior" for her efforts on behalf of  
            Santa Clarita Valley's   transportation systems.  She served  
            as the vice-chair of the Santa Clarita Formation Committee and  
            on the city's first planning commission.  The Golden Valley  
            Road Bridge was one of her projects.

            Ms. Worden-Roberts also served as chairwoman of the League of  
            Women Voters of Los Angeles County, founder of the Valley  
            Industry Association, former chairwoman of the board and  
            director of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, and  
            as a member of many more community organizations.  

            Ms. Worden-Roberts passed away on August 12, 2014.

          3)Consistent with committee policy.  This resolution is  
            consistent with the provisions of this committee's policy on  
            highway designation.

          Assembly Votes:

               Floor:79-0
               Appr:16-0
               Trans:16-0








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


            POSITIONS:  (Communicated to the committee before noon on  
          Thursday,
                          August 20, 2015.)
          
            SUPPORT:  

          None received

          OPPOSITION:

          None received


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