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Alternative Fuel Stations

AlternativeFuelThe City is currently seeking grant funding to implement alternative fuel stations throughout the community to meet growing demand.

Contact: Environmental Services Manager, Travis Lange | (661) 255-4337 | E-mail Travis Lange

Year 3: Goal for 2017-2018

  • Continue expanding EV charging at strategic public locations to allow public charging and future fleet charging, including construction of a station at the Santa Clarita Metrolink Station

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Finish coordination with EVgo to install DC Fast Fill station at Real Life Church/City Park location
  • CheckBox-2020Appropriate Mobile Source Reduction Committee grant and match through budget process to install DC Fast Fill station in a public, centrally located area
  • CheckBox-2020Collaborate on expanding Level 2 charging at strategic public locations to allow public charging and future fleet charging

 Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Identify locations for alternative fuel stations and acquire funding for the construction of one station

 


Bridge Maintenance Plan

bridge maintenanceThe City will continue to sustain the bridge preventative maintenance program, which is utilized to survey City bridges every other year and perform repairs if necessary.

Year 3: Goal for 2017-2018 

  • Obtain funding, award contracts and complete the repairs

Year 2: Goal for 2016-2017

  • Obtain funding, award contracts and complete repairs

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Evaluate the 100+ City bridges every other year based on County inspections conducted in Fiscal Year 2015-2016
  • CheckBox-2020Obtain a current report of County evaluation of City bridges
  • Compile a list of priority projects for the current fiscal year and perform repairs

Santa Clarita Transit Fleet and Maintenance Standards

transitThe City is reviewing the Santa Clarita Transit fleet and maintenance standards to address changes in technology and clean fuels, and to implement best management practices.

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Ensure City's Fleet and Maintenance standards are meeting standards and best management practices

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Assess the ability to transition the service fleet to alternative fuel platforms when and where possible
  • Add additional slow-fill CNG fueling stations at the Yard and at City Hall
    • Decision package for a consultant was approved for FY 17-18. Staff will pursue hiring a consultant when funds are made available

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Assess current infrastructure and prepare a capital replacement plan
  • Issue a Request for Proposal, award contract, and receive completed study and recommendations
  • CheckBox-2020Conduct an assessment of City's Transit fleet and maintenance practices to ensure that the fleet is maintained efficiently; to confirm that the fleet is meeting the City's needs; and to make sure that the contractor is compliant with the maintenance needs
  • CheckBox-2020Monitor compressed natural gas usage and project future trends; receive completed plan with recommendations to evaluate the effectiveness of the compressed natural gas program and to ensure the capacity to provide compressed natural gas fuel

Maintenance & Sustainability Plan for Parks

Maintenance for ParksThe City is developing a comprehensive maintenance plan for all newly constructed public facilities, and a sustainability plan for all existing City facilities.

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Evaluate City facilities to identify opportunities to enhance sustainability and include as part of a sustainability plan

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Utilize facility maintenance plan and continue to update as needed
  • CheckBox-2020Evaluate City facilities to identify opportunities to enhance sustainability and include as part of a sustainability plan

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Develop a preventative maintenance program on all facility assets and conduct an asset inventory at all facilities to create an appropriate maintenance schedule and replacement plan
  • Prepare a maintenance plan template for new park construction

Contact: Interim Director of Parks, Recreation, & Community Services, Frank Oviedo | (661) 255-4978 | E-mail Frank Oviedo


Pavement Management System

Pavement ManagementUtilizing the existing Pavement Management System, the City is establishing a five-year list of priority streets in need of repairs, and is creating a funding strategy to ensure high-quality roadways.

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Construct the 2017-18 Overlay and Slurry Seal project based upon the completed design

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Construct the 2016-17 Overlay and Slurry Seal project based upon the completed design

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Prepare a five-year list of priority streets for the overlay and slurry seal program
  • CheckBox-2020Determine the list of priority streets for the first year of the five-year plan
  • CheckBox-2020Award the five-year design contract

Visit the Road Rehab Website 


Rehabilitation of Existing Parks

rehabThe City is developing a schedule of older parks and trails in need of rehabilitation, or additional enhancements such as restrooms and shade structures, in order to maintain existing parks.

Year 3: Goal for 2017-2018

  • Continue updating the parks inventory document to reflect improvements and enhancements authorized in the FY 2017-18 budget
  • Prepare a list of highest priority projects that will require funding requests in the FY 2018-19 budget process

Year 2: Goal for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Update the parks inventory document to reflect improvements and enhancements authorized in the FY 2016-17 budget
  • CheckBox-2020Update condition ratings for all park amenities
  • CheckBox-2020Prepare a list of highest priority projects that will require funding requests in the FY 2017-18 budget process

Year 1: Goal for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Inventory and assess all existing older parks, trails, and amenities and utilize the inventory and assessment plan/database in the 2016-2017 budget process to determine funding priorities.

Contact: Interim Director of Parks, Recreation, & Community Services, Frank Oviedo | (661) 255-4978 | E-mail Frank Oviedo


City Sidewalk Maintenance Plan

Sidewalk maintenanceThe City is developing a sidewalk monitoring and maintenance plan and a funding strategy to ensure safe paths of travel and access ramps on City sidewalks.

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Collect sidewalk condition data annually to update backlog data
  • Reduce sidewalk backlog by another 25 percent

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Collect sidewalk condition data annually to update backlog data
  • CheckBox-2020Reduce sidewalk backlog by 25 percent

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Streamline the sidewalk inspection program so that the backlog for sidewalk replacement is no more than one year
  • CheckBox-2020Analyze the sidewalk backlog funding strategy to determine the volume of sidewalk repairs that can be completed in-house versus those that must be contracted

Visit the City Sidewalk Website


Solid Waste Diversion

solidwasteIn accordance with the State required diversion goals, the City is developing a plan to proactively increase the citywide solid-waste diversion to 75%.

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Implement multi-family recycling plan that was completed in Year 2
  • Submit report on efforts to comply with new State requirements for organic recycling
  • Facilitate ten meeting with the managers of complexes, who participated in the multi-family waste diversion study, to promote increased diversion

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Complete plan to address multi-family recycling in collaboration with residential franchise hauler and consultant
  • CheckBox-2020Monitor progress of newly established state required organic recycling program in collaboration with commercial franchise hauler

Year 1: Goal for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Procure a consultant to complete a waste diversion plan to increase recycling at multi-family complexes and select commercial facilities

Visit the Green Santa Clarita Website

Environmental Services Division

 


Stormwater Enhanced Watershed Management Plan

stormwatershedThe Stormwater Enhanced Watershed Management Plan will improve water quality in the Santa Clara River.

Year 3: Foals for 2017-2018

  • Continue to monitor street improvement projects for possible installation of green street retrofits
  • Develop and implement plan to mitigate exceedances found during storm drain monitoring
  • Complete State required 2017 Annual Report and standardize data collection
  • Complete third year of water quality monitoring at storm drains and receiving waters

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Receive final approval of Enhanced Watershed Management Plan (EWMP) from Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • CheckBox-2020Incorporate EWMP into Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
  • CheckBox-2020Submit Proposition 1 Grant applications for implementation
  • CheckBox-2020Review curb and gutter program for green street retrofit opportunities
  • CheckBox-2020Review monitoring data to manage storm water program efforts and priorities

Year 1: Goal for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Resubmit Enhanced Watershed Management Plan after receiving Regional Water Quality Control Board comments and receive Regional Water Quality Control Board approval

Contact: Environmental Services Manager, Darin Seegmiller | (661) 255-4930 | E-mail Darin Seegmiller


Street Light Operations Savings

streetlight

On May 23, 2017, the City Council approved a Purchase & Sale Agreement to acquire more than 16,000 streetlights currently owned by with Southern California Edison (SCE).  Upon completion of the sale, the City is expected to begin assuming operational and maintenance responsibility of these streetlights from SCE in the spring of 2018.  More importantly, by purchasing our streetlight system from SCE the City will realize operating savings of more than $22.5 million dollars over the next 30 years.  In addition to passing along these savings, residents will also benefit by increased response time to outages.

The next step in our efforts to finalize this purchase is for the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to approve the sale.  Final PUC approval is expected to be complete by no later than February 2018.  Once this step is complete, SCE will begin to incrementally transfer ownership responsibility of streetlights to the City.

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Solicit and secure an agreement to provide "Turnkey" services to manage the City's Streetlight operations
    • Continue LED retrofit as streetlight ownership transitions to the City
  • File and complete the process of securing California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approval to complete the acquisition of the City's Streetlight System
  • CheckBox-2020Complete work to install new "bolt-on" streetlights along Sierra Highway and Bouquet Canyon

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Upon completion of Southern California Edison's valuation, initiate a cost analysis to determine if acquiring our streetlight system is warranted 
  • CheckBox-2020Analyze the City of Lancaster's acquisition and subsequent/pending actions to manage their streetlight system
  • CheckBox-2020Complete updated Streetlight Maintenance District Assessment Methodology
  • CheckBox-2020Engage Southern Edison(SCE) to prepare a valuation of the City's streetlight system

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Upon receipt of SCE’s System Valuation, the City will prepare a cost-benefit analysis to determine if acquiring our streetlight system is warranted

Transit Customer Amenities Maintenance Schedule

transit amenitiesThe City is developing a schedule for the maintenance and replacement of Transit customer amenities such as benches, shelters, trash receptacles and signage.

Year 3: Goals for 2017-2018

  • Implement a replacement plan that would repair and update customer amenities at approximately 25 stops throughout the City

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Visit and photograph all 675 transit stops to determine projected useful life and industry best practices

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Visit and photograph all 675 transit stops to determine projected useful life and industry best practices
  • CheckBox-2020Maintain compliance with federal, state and local policies
  • CheckBox-2020Create and maintain a log of all customer amenities at transit stops
  • CheckBox-2020Review ridership/usage data to determine the appropriate level of amenities for each location
  • CheckBox-2020Update Federal Transportation Improvement Plan to reflect the City's amenities replacement/improvement schedule
  • CheckBox-2020Manage vehicle maintenance records to establish appropriate vehicle-replacement cycle

Contact: Administrative Analyst, Cindy Valdivia | (661) 255-4960 | E-mail Cindy Valdivia