Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 16-387    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Passed
File created: 5/20/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/1/2016 Final action: 6/1/2016
Title: CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL AUTHORITY (CHSRA) REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELATED ACTIONS
Sponsors: Edith Ramirez
Attachments: 1. Reaffirmation of HST Alternate Alignment Reso_revised(!)_FINAL, 2. 2009 Gilroy Morgan Hill Resolutions, 3. HSR Agreements Resolution, 4. Apex Strategies Consultant Agreement, 5. David Powers Review San Jose-Merced EIR-EIS Proj Docs 5-23-16, 6. Budget Scorecards CHSRA, 7. Morgan Hill Reimbursement Agreement, 8. City of Morgan Hill RA Budget, 9. 15 Presentation
CITY COUNCIL STAFF REPORT
MEETING DATE: JUNE 1, 2016

PREPARED BY: Edith Ramirez/Economic Development Manager/ Community Development
APPROVED BY: City Manager

TITLE
CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL AUTHORITY (CHSRA) REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELATED ACTIONS
END

RECOMMENDATION(S)
RECOMMENDATION
1. Receive presentation by High Speed Rail Staff regarding status of project;
2. Adopt resolution reaffirming the City of Morgan Hill's position that Highway 101 is the preferred alignment for High Speed Rail (HSR) through Morgan Hill;
3. Adopt resolution:
a. Approving a Consultant Agreement with David J. Powers and Associates for technical support services related to environmental review of High Speed Rail, including a budget amendment of $64,810;
b. Directing the City Manager to negotiate and enter into a Reimbursement Agreement with the California High Speed Rail Authority in substantially the same form as the Agreement attached to the report for reimbursement of staff time and consultant work related to the City's review of the High Speed Rail project;
c. Directing the City Manager to negotiate and enter into a Consultant Agreement with Apex Strategies for policy and advocacy support with regional and state agencies regarding High Speed Retail project and other regional transportation initiatives, including a budget amendment of $97,125; and
4. Direct Morgan Hill team to coordinate a group of cities and governmental entities to advocate for South County-related regional issues associated with High Speed Rail and other regional transportation initiatives.

BODY
COUNCIL PRIORITIES, GOALS & STRATEGIES:



Ongoing Priorities
Protecting the environment
Maintaining fiscal responsibility
Preserving and cultivating public trust

2016 Focus Areas
Planning Our Community
Developing Our Community
Participating in Regional Issues

REPORT NARRATIVE:
The California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) is the State Agency responsible for the planning, design and constructio...

Click here for full text