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10-11-2011 CC Rpt A10 COUNCIL AGENDA STAFF REPORT CITY CLERK USE ONLY Meeting Date: October 11, 2011RECEIVED s:. r»g Public Hearing: ❑, 2011 OCT -14 PMI 5D y ( .. Discussion Item: 5f Consent Item: ❑ OFFICE OF CITY CLERK CHIP-10 HILLS October 4, 2011 IO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM: CITY MANAGER SUBJECT: RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS (SCAG) PROPOSAL TO CONSTRUCT DEDICATED TRUCK- ONLY LANES ALONG THE SAN JOSE CREEK FLOOD CONTROL CHANNEL AND STATE ROUTE 60 FREEWAY CORRIDORS RECOMMENDATION: Adopt a resolution entitled: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS OPPOSING THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS PROPOSAL TO CONSTRUCT DEDICATED TRUCK- ONLY LANES ALONG THE SAN JOSE CREEK CORRIDOR AND STATE ROUTE 60 FREEWAY CORRIDOR. BACKGROUND: The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is revisiting a proposal for dedicated truck lanes along the SR-60 freeway corridor. The proposal is for a fifty foot tall elevated highway accommodating four truck lanes and shoulders, located along the San Jose Creek Flood Control Channel paralleling SR-60 between 1-605 and SR-57. This channel closely parallels SR-60 proximate to the City of Chino Hills, passing through the Cities of Industry, Pomona, and Diamond Bar. The SR-60 corridor is already unfairly burdened with the majority of freight traffic from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Unfortunately, SCAG continues to advocate for dedicated truck lanes only on the San Jose Creek Flood Control Channel/SR-60 Freeway, while ignoring other major east/west freight corridors such as SR-91, 1-10, and 1-210. Furthermore, there is concern that SCAG's proposal has not been sufficiently studied, and lacks critical environmental review regarding the potential negative long-term environmental and community impacts to Chino Hills and other communities surrounding the project area. 8/41 1/4 October 4,2011 Page 2 RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS PROPOSAL TO CONSTRUCT DEDICATED TRUCK-ONLY LANES ALONG THE SAN JOSE CREEK CORRIDOR AND STATE ROUTE 60 FREEWAY CORRIDOR. The City of Diamond Bar is spearheading efforts to remove this proposal from the draft 2012 SCAG Regional Transportation Plan, and has already adopted a resolution against the proposal. The City of Diamond Bar is asking neighboring cities to join in their efforts to ensure communities surrounding the San Jose Creek Flood Control Channel are not negatively impacted by the construction of the proposed truck lanes. Please note that similar projects were proposed by SCAG in 2001 and 2008; however, these proposals were abandoned due to opposition from cities and county supervisors that were not in favor of the plan. REVIEW BY AFFECTED DEPARTMENTS: This item has been reviewed by the City Engineering Department. FISCAL IMPACT: There is no fiscal impact associated with the adoption of the Resolution. Respectfully submitted, Recommended by: c_- 5--Nty,„„L-.ALA M chael S cleaO Joann Lombardo City Manager Community Development Director Attachments: Resolution Page 2 of 2 2/4 RESOLUTION NO. 11R— A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS OPPOSING THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS PROPOSAL TO CONSTRUCT DEDICATED TRUCK- ONLY LANES ALONG THE SAN JOSE CREEK CORRIDOR AND STATE ROUTE 60 FREEWAY CORRIDOR WHEREAS, the Southern California regional freeway system represents one of the highest volume goods movement corridors in the United States and is of major importance to the distribution of consumer goods and in facilitating international trade; and WHEREAS, an important part of the movement of goods within the region is accomplished through a complex system of transportation infrastructure; and WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Chino Hills is generally supportive of regional transportation alternatives as long as they do not impact or interfere with the quality of life within the City of Chino Hills; and WHEREAS, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has twice proposed the concept of dedicated truck-only lanes on the SR-60 freeway corridor only to withdraw the plans in 2001 and 2008 after facing strong opposition from the adjacent cities and a coalition of other impacted communities and elected officials; and WHEREAS, SCAG is again proposing the concept of elevated dedicated truck- only lanes that impact communities along the SR-60 freeway corridor, this time along the San Jose Creek Flood Control Channel between Interstate 605 and State Route 57/60 Interchange proximate to the City of Chino Hills; and WHEREAS, SCAG has not yet fully considered other east/west transportation corridors, including SR-91, 1-10, and 1-210 as alternative locations for dedicated truck lanes, focusing all traffic congestion and quality of life impacts on the communities along the SR-60 corridor; and WHEREAS, there is currently insufficient engineering and environmental review of the proposed San Jose Creek Flood Control Channel alternative to warrant the inclusion of this option in any long-term transportation planning document, including the 2012 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). 3/4 SECTION 1. That the City of Chino Hills opposes any SCAG proposal for dedicated truck lanes along the San Jose Creek or the SR-60 freeway corridor. SECTION 2. That the City of Chino Hills supports alternative and comprehensive regional goods movement plans that equitably distribute truck traffic between all east/west transportation corridors between Interstate 710 and Interstate 15. SECTION 3. That the City Clerk shall attest and certify to the passage and adoption of this Resolution and it shall become effective immediately upon its approval. SECTION 4. The City Clerk shall certify as to the adoption of this resolution. PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 11th day of October, 2011. ED GRAHAM, MAYOR ATTEST: MARY M. MCDUFFEE, CITY CLERK APPROVED AS TO FORM: MARK D. HENSLEY, CITY ATTORNEY 4/4