Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-0895    Version: 1 Name: PW - LA Co. METRO Prop C funds D1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/14/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Recommendation to increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $2,716,524, offset by Proposition C funds from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; and Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $2,716,524, offset by transfer of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Proposition C funds from the Capital Grant Fund. (District 1)
Sponsors: Public Works
Attachments: 1. 080222-R-31sr&att
TITLE
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $2,716,524, offset by Proposition C funds from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; and

Increase appropriations in the Capital Projects Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $2,716,524, offset by transfer of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Proposition C funds from the Capital Grant Fund. (District 1)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to increase appropriations for the 1st Street Pedestrian Gallery Project (Project).

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) awarded the City of Long Beach (City) funding for the Project as part of Metro’s 2015 Call for Projects. The grant agreement was executed on April 1, 2022 under the authority of Resolution No. RES-07-0097, which was approved by the City Council on July 10, 2007. This approval also formalized the terms and conditions of the administration of State and Federal projects and the Master Agreement specified each agency’s role regarding the funding. The proposed Project seeks to improve the pedestrian experience for the public, including transit riders, visitors, and local commuters. Funding is also proposed to adaptively reuse the Blue Line Rail Car #100 (Blue Line Car) for future activation.

The Project proposes to enhance the public realm through the re-envisioning of the 1st Street Corridor located at 1st Street between Pacific Avenue and Elm Avenue. The Public Works Department was granted $2,716,524 of Proposition C funds for pedestrian improvements including new street and pedestrian level lighting to increase visibility, safety and provide visual interest, as well as informational and wayfinding signage, directional markers, historic relief maps, sidewalk art, colorful pavers, scramble crosswalks, landscaping, and additional seating and trash receptacles (Attachment A).

The proposed Proje...

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