Anthony J. Portantino
- District 25
Existing law creates the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority for the purpose of awarding and overseeing all design and construction contracts for completion of the Los Angeles-Pasadena Foothill Extension Gold Line light rail project extending from Union Station in the City of Los Angeles to Sierra Madre Villa Boulevard in the City of Pasadena and any mass transit guideway that may be planned east of Sierra Madre Villa Boulevard along the rail right-of-way extending to the City of Montclair. This bill would create the Montclair to Ontario Airport Construction Authority for purposes of awarding and overseeing all design and construction contracts for completion of an extension of the Metro Gold Line light rail project from the City of Montclair to the Ontario International Airport. The bill would prescribe the powers and duties of the construction authority. The bill would require the construction authority to be governed by a board consisting of 7 voting members and one nonvoting member. The city councils of the Cities of Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland would each appoint one member to the governing board and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) , Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) , and San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) would each appoint one member. The nonvoting member would be appointed by the Governor. The bill would require the construction authority and SBCTA to enter into an agreement for the construction authority to hold in trust all real property interests held by SBCTA that are necessary for the planning, design, and construction of the project at no cost to the construction authority. The bill would require SBCTA to transfer the unencumbered balance of all local funds programmed for completion of the project, the unencumbered balance of all funds identified by a local transaction and use tax measure, and an unspecified source of funding to the construction authority for completion of the project. The bill would authorize the construction authority to receive allocations of state and federal funds for the project, and would require the unencumbered balance of funds programmed or allocated by SBCTA for completion of the project and that have been identified in unspecified documents to be allocated to the construction authority for completion of the project. The bill would require the construction authority to enter into a memorandum of understanding with LACMTA that specifically authorizes LACMTA to review any significant changes in the scope of the design or construction, or both design and construction, of the project, as specified. The bill would require the construction authority to coordinate its work in the City of Montclair with the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, as specified, and would require the construction authority to coordinate its work in the City of Ontario with the OIAA. The bill would prohibit the construction authority from encumbering the project with any obligation that is transferable to LACMTA or SBCTA upon completion of the design and construction of the project without the consent of those entities, except the bill would require LACMTA to assume responsibility for operating all completed phases of the project and would require SBCTA to reimburse LACMTA for the costs of operating the project. The bill would require the construction authority to be dissolved upon completion of the project. This bill would create a state-mandated local program by imposing these duties on local government entities. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
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From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 25.
Read first time.
Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
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