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  1. 1. Draft Expenditure Plan for Navy Mitigation Fund Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover, District V Supervisor Susan Bonilla, District IV Community Development Department Public Works Department
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>$5 million from U.S. Navy to mitigate closure of Port Chicago Highway through Weapons Station </li></ul><ul><li>Contra Costa County adopted a plan in 1991 for how to use the funds – road and trails projects </li></ul><ul><li>Many trail projects completed, but the road project (Evora Road Extension) remains unbuilt, due to objections from City of Concord </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007 Board of Supervisors decided to revise the plan to see if funds could be used for other projects </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose of Fund <ul><li>To mitigate the loss of Port Chicago Highway linking Bay Point, Clyde and Concord </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Restore or improve transportation connections between communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restore access to waterfront </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 1991 Plan <ul><li>Evora Road Extension to Concord $4M </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not built due to City of Concord objections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DeAnza Trail Plus Feeder Trails $1M </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Numerous trails built </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transportation studies and planning $235K </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Studies completed </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Update On Process <ul><li>Town Hall meeting in April 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Input from other meetings (Bay Point MAC, Clyde M-16 District, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Project development, June - December 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Cost estimates for projects developed, Fall - Winter 2007/2008 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Criteria for new plan <ul><li>Match the purpose of the funds (restore transportation links or waterfront access) </li></ul><ul><li>Community input </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve a mix of project types </li></ul><ul><li>Projects that are realistic, “do-able” in next few years </li></ul>
  7. 7. Draft Expenditure Plan for public review and comment <ul><li>2 nd left-turn lane from Evora Road onto Willow Pass Road . </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce morning backup by 500 feet; traffic signal to be paid for by business park developer. </li></ul><ul><li>Navy Fund: $1.3 million (full funding) </li></ul><ul><li>Bailey Road Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Improvements (from Delta DeAnza Trail near Mims Avenue, past freeway ramps to BART driveway) </li></ul><ul><li>Improve walk/bike conditions for Bel Air Elementary students, BART users, other pedestrians/bicyclists </li></ul><ul><li>Navy Fund: $1.5 million (partial/full funding) </li></ul><ul><li>Clyde Union Pacific Right-of-Way Trail </li></ul><ul><li>Build trail along unused railroad corridor by Port Chicago Highway, and establish trust fund to cover long-term maintenance needs </li></ul><ul><li>Navy Fund: $1.5 million (full funding) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Draft Expenditure Plan, cont’d <ul><li>Bailey-Bella Vista Connector Trail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve existing trail between Bella Vista Avenue and Bailey Road near Bel Air Elementary School and establish trust fund for long-term maintenance needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Navy Fund: $500,000 (full funding) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Driftwood Drive Landscaping Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Restore Driftwood Drive landscaping that was financed by the first Navy Mitigation Fund Expenditure Plan (connector from neighborhood to Delta DeAnza Regional Trail and waterfront) </li></ul><ul><li>Navy Fund: $750,000 (full funding) </li></ul><ul><li>Bay Point Waterfront Park Access Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Provide easier access, including disabled access to park west of McAvoy Harbor. </li></ul><ul><li>Navy Fund: $450,000 (full funding) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Draft Expenditure Plan, cont’d <ul><li>Planning and environmental impact review for Great California Delta Trail </li></ul><ul><li>Trail will eventually ring the Delta Region, connecting to the Bay Trail in Martinez. </li></ul><ul><li>Navy Fund: $350,000 (full funding) </li></ul><ul><li>Build Great California Delta Trail from Bay Point Park to Clyde, Concord and Martinez </li></ul><ul><li>Trail will be a local segment of proposed Great California Delta Trail, eventually will ink to Bay Trail at Martinez); provides access to waterfront. </li></ul><ul><li>Navy Fund: $1 million (partial funding) </li></ul><ul><li>Build Great California Delta Trail from Bay Point Park to Pittsburg </li></ul><ul><li>Another segment of proposed Great California Delta Trail. </li></ul><ul><li>Navy Fund: $1 million (partial funding) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Draft Plan Benefits <ul><li>Balance of project types (commuter traffic relief, pedestrian/bicycle safety, trail construction, trail landscaping and long-term maintenance, waterfront access) </li></ul><ul><li>Projects are relatively inexpensive and most can be fully funded by Navy Mitigation Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Projects can be accomplished in next few years </li></ul>
  11. 11. Next steps <ul><li>More public outreach and input through April </li></ul><ul><li>Revise final plan early May </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption of final plan by Board of Supervisors mid-to-late May </li></ul>
  12. 12. Contacts <ul><li>Interested groups who want a presentation can contact : </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisor Federal Glover’s office -- (925) 427-8138, or </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisor Susan Bonilla’s office -- (925) 521-7100, or </li></ul><ul><li>John Greitzer, Community Development Department -- (925) 335-1201 </li></ul>