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File #: 2016-0527   
Type: Program Status: Passed
File created: 6/28/2016 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 9/14/2016 Final action: 9/22/2016
Title: CONSIDER awarding and programming a total of $4.14 million for Cycle Two (2) of the Open Streets Grant Program per the Metro Board Motion 72 (Attachment A) and programmatic support as follows: A. AWARDING $4.04 million to 17 new Open Street events scheduled through December 2018 (Attachment B-1); B. PROGRAMMING the Cycle One (1) 626 Golden Street event with up to $200,000 of supplemental funds to execute the event due to postponement from the June Reservoir and Fish fires. The costs to stage the 626 Golden Streets event will not exceed the $393,600 amount as was originally allocated by the Board; and C. REPROGRAMMING $100,000 from canceled Cycle One Open Street event Car Free Carson towards Cycle Two.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Carson, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Grant Aid, Guidelines, Metro’s Open Streets Grant Program, Open Street Grant Program (Project), Open Streets, Outreach, Program, Request For Proposal, Reservoirs, Safety, South Pasadena, Technical Advisory Committee, Transportation system management, Walking
Attachments: 1. Attachment A June 19 2013 Metro Board Motion 72, 2. Attachment B-1 Summary and Funding Recommendation, 3. Attachment B-2 Open Streets Grant Program Cycle Two Map, 4. Attachment C - March 16, 2016 Metro Board Approved Cycle Two Application and Guidelines, 5. Presentation
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: OPEN STREETS GRANT PROGRAM

ACTION: APPROVE OPEN STREETS GRANT PROGRAM - CYCLE TWO

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RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER awarding and programming a total of $4.14 million for Cycle Two (2) of the Open Streets Grant Program per the Metro Board Motion 72 (Attachment A) and programmatic support as follows:

A. AWARDING $4.04 million to 17 new Open Street events scheduled through December 2018 (Attachment B-1);

B. PROGRAMMING the Cycle One (1) 626 Golden Street event with up to $200,000 of supplemental funds to execute the event due to postponement from the June Reservoir and Fish fires. The costs to stage the 626 Golden Streets event will not exceed the $393,600 amount as was originally allocated by the Board; and

C. REPROGRAMMING $100,000 from canceled Cycle One Open Street event Car Free Carson towards Cycle Two.


Issue
ISSUE

In September 2013 the Metro Board approved the Open Streets Competitive Grant Program framework to fund a series of regional car-free events in response to the June 2013 Board Motion 72. The approved framework includes the following:
* An annual allocation up to $2 million.
* Competitive process and program.
* Technical process to collect data and evaluate the events.
In March 2016 The Metro Board approved initiation of Cycle Two of the Open Streets Grant Program (Attachment C). The Cycle Two recommendation includes funding for 17 new events and supplemental programmatic elements per the June 2013 Motion 72, for a total of $4.14 million over 2.5 fiscal years. This funding recommendation is within the approved framework of an annual allocation of up to $2 million. Board approval is necessary to program the funds to 17 Cycle Two events, supplemental funding for one (1) postponed Cycle One event and reprogramming of one (1) Cycle One event.

Discussion

DISCUSSION

Open Street events are temporary one-day events that close the streets ...

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