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File #: 13-0780    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/19/2013 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/25/2013 Final action: 6/25/2013
Title: Community Development Agency, Administration and Finance Division, recommending the Board consider the following pertaining to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program: 1) Adopt Resolution 093-2013 authorizing the Chair to sign the Local Agency DBE Annual Submittal Form (Exhibit 9B) (AGMT 13-53690) for Federal Fiscal Year 2013-2014, subject to review, approval, and minor modifications by County Counsel; and 2) Authorize the Chair to sign the Local Agency DBE Annual Submittal Form (Exhibit 9B) (AGMT 13-53690) for Federal Fiscal Year 2013-2014, subject to review, approval, and minor modifications by County Counsel.
Attachments: 1. A - Draft CRS Reso 6-25-13, 2. B - Draft Reso 6-25-13, 3. C - Draft CRS Annual Submittal 6-25-13, 4. D - Draft Annual Submittal 6-25-13, 5. E - AGMT 09-52635 FE Contract 6-25-13, 6. Executed Resolution 093-2013.PDF, 7. Fully executed Local Agency DBE Annual Submittal Form.pdf
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Community Development Agency, Administration and Finance Division, recommending the Board consider the following pertaining to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program:
1) Adopt Resolution 093-2013 authorizing the Chair to sign the Local Agency DBE Annual Submittal Form (Exhibit 9B) (AGMT 13-53690) for Federal Fiscal Year 2013-2014, subject to review, approval, and minor modifications by County Counsel; and
2) Authorize the Chair to sign the Local Agency DBE Annual Submittal Form (Exhibit 9B) (AGMT 13-53690) for Federal Fiscal Year 2013-2014, subject to review, approval, and minor modifications by County Counsel.
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no fiscal impact or net County cost associated with this agenda item.

Background
In order to receive federal transportation funds, the County of El Dorado (County) must follow the State of California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for implementation into projects funded with United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) funds. The DBE Program does not apply to projects without USDOT funding. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an Operating Administration for USDOT funding of transportation projects.

On March 5, 2009 Caltrans notified the County that it had just received conditional approval from FHWA to immediately implement Caltrans' Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2009-2010 DBE goal and methodology. That approval required the immediate implementation of a new DBE Program, which included a Race Conscious component.

On May 5, 2009 the Board approved the County’s adoption of Caltrans' new DBE Program and authorized the Board Chair to sign the new DBE Implementation Agreement (AGMT 09-52635, reference Attachment E). Caltrans provided its approval on May 8, 2009 on behalf of FHWA. In accordance with 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 26.21, this approval of the Program counts for all of the County’s USDOT-assist...

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