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File #: 13-0074    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 1/18/2013 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/12/2013 Final action: 2/12/2013
Title: Transportation recommending the Board adopt Resolution 014-2013 adjusting the 2010 Caltrans Census Designated Urban Boundaries to correspond with the furthest boundary line established by either the General Plan Community Region Boundary or the 2010 Census Urban Boundary for transportation funding purposes.
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution 2-12-13.pdf, 2. A - (Revised) Resolution 2-12-13.pdf, 3. B - EDC Modified Urban Boundary Maps 2-5-13.pdf, 4. B - (Revised) EDC Census_Modified Urbanized Boundary_v5B_3 shts.pdf, 5. C - EDCTC Support 2-12-13.pdf, 6. D - Counsel Route Sheet.pdf, 7. Fully executed Resolution 014-2013.pdf
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Transportation recommending the Board adopt Resolution 014-2013 adjusting the 2010 Caltrans Census Designated Urban Boundaries to correspond with the furthest boundary line established by either the General Plan Community Region Boundary or the 2010 Census Urban Boundary for transportation funding purposes.
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
The requested Board action has no associated fiscal impact or net County cost.

Background
Every ten years, the United States Census Bureau identifies urban areas based on new census population data. On March 26, 2012 the Census Bureau released the 2010 urban areas to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The FHWA creates the federal transportation boundaries to follow the 2010 census. FHWA has released guidance on adjusting urban area boundaries and Caltrans has launched the statewide process of adjusting the urban areas identified in the 2010 census.

Federal transportation legislation allows for the expansion of Census-defined urban boundaries and the development of adjusted urban area boundaries for transportation planning purposes, through the cooperative efforts of state and local officials. The census defines urban as any census block (a census block is a geographical area typically delineated by a road or physical feature) with a population of 5,000 or more. The adjusted urban area boundaries must encompass the entire Census designated urban area. The urban boundary affects how a road can be classified for federal funding purposes.

On December 21, 2012, the 2010 Caltrans Urban Boundary maps were forwarded to the jurisdictions for either their acceptance of the new urban boundary limits or to make changes to the limits. Caltrans requires the exercise to be completed by February 4, 2013. To meet this deadline, all adjustments to the urban boundaries, including the documentation, must be delivered by January 25, 2013. Due to the quick turnaround request, draft documentation is acceptable o...

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