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          Date of Hearing:  April 20, 2016


                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS


                               Lorena Gonzalez, Chair


          AB  
          2075 (Atkins) - As Introduced February 17, 2016


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          Urgency:  No  State Mandated Local Program:  NoReimbursable:  No


          SUMMARY:


          This bill authorizes the California Transportation Commission to  
          relinquish to the Cities of Coronado, San Diego and Imperial  
          Beach a total of about 13 miles of State Route 75 that lie  
          within those respective cities.


          FISCAL EFFECT:









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          1)Potentially significant one-time costs (State Highway Account  
            [SHA]) depending on the outcome of negotiations between  
            Caltrans and the cities, and a determination by Caltrans that  
            the relinquishment is in the best interest of the state.  (See  
            Comment #1)

          2)Moderate long-term maintenance and repair savings to Caltrans,  
            if the CTC exercises its authority to relinquish the highway  
            segments.
          


          COMMENTS:


          1)Background. Legislation is required before any segment of  
            state highway can be relinquished to another governmental  
            entity.  Relinquishment provides the recipient agency with  
            more control over a local transportation project and relieves  
            Caltrans of further responsibility to improve, maintain, or  
            repair infrastructure related to the relinquished state  
            highway segment.

            According to Caltrans, in recent years the initial cost of  
            relinquishments has ranged from $0 to over $1 million per  
            centerline mile.  These costs are driven by a number of  
            factors, including roadway condition, projected maintenance  
            costs and any planned capital projects. The actual cost of a  
            particular relinquishment is negotiated directly with the  
            local agency, but must be based on a cost-benefit analysis  
            using a 10-year analysis period.  Prior to this analysis, the  
            baseline cost is assumed to be $0.  All proposed costs beyond  
            the baseline are subject to review and approval by the  
            Department's Relinquishment Advisory Committee to ensure  
            statewide consistency in application of the established  
            evaluation criteria.










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          2)Purpose. According to the author, the U.S. Navy started a  
            series of improvements on its property located along SR 75 in  
            the area between the Cities of Imperial Beach and Coronado.   
            The improvements are expected to generate a significant amount  
            of traffic when fully constructed and occupied.  The Imperial  
            Beach City Council would like more direct control over SR 75  
            within its boundaries so that it can work with the Navy in  
            managing traffic.



          Analysis Prepared by:Chuck Nicol / APPR. / (916)  
          319-2081