Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-1053    Version: 1 Name: PW - Caltrans for the Clean CA Grant Program D9
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 8/18/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action: 9/6/2022
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary including any necessary subsequent amendments, to enter into a Restricted Grant Agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to accept and expend grant funding in the amount of $180,000, to implement the grant for the Clean California Grant Program for the Artesia Boulevard/State Route 91 Undercrossing Mural project. (District 9)
Sponsors: Public Works
Attachments: 1. 090622-C-11sr&att, 2. RES-22-0153.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary including any necessary subsequent amendments, to enter into a Restricted Grant Agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to accept and expend grant funding in the amount of $180,000, to implement the grant for the Clean California Grant Program for the Artesia Boulevard/State Route 91 Undercrossing Mural project. (District 9)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager, or designee, to execute the Restricted Grant Agreement with California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the Clean California Grant Program for the Artesia Boulevard/State Route 91 Undercrossing Mural project.

The Clean California Grant Program, administered by Caltrans, helps fund local communities to add beautification measures and art in public spaces along with the removal of litter and debris, to enhance communities and improve spaces for walking and recreation. The program goals are to reduce the amount of waste and debris within public rights-of-way, pathways, parks, transit centers, and other public spaces; enhance, rehabilitate, restore, or install measures to beautify and improve public spaces and mitigate the urban heat island effect; enhance public health, cultural connection, and community placemaking by improving public spaces for walking and recreation; and, advance equity for underserved communities.

The City of Long Beach’s (City) staff and design team envisioned incorporating a large mural on the existing State Route 91 bridge abutment wall and bridge columns at Artesia Boulevard. The mural would complement the City’s Artesia Great Boulevard project that improves the safety and operation of Artesia Boulevard for all modes of transportation, including transit, bicyclists and pedestrians. The mural would enhance the neighborhood appeal of an under-served community in No...

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