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File #: 16-0653    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/9/2016 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/14/2016 Final action: 6/14/2016
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Public Health Officer to sign a letter in support of the City of Placerville grant application for funding to improve Broadway between Schnell Road and Point View Drive by constructing sidewalks concurrently with the project for constructing bicycle lanes.
Attachments: 1. A - City of Placerville Letter of Support 6-14-16
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Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Public Health Officer to sign a letter in support of the City of Placerville grant application for funding to improve Broadway between Schnell Road and Point View Drive by constructing sidewalks concurrently with the project for constructing bicycle lanes.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
The Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) Public Health Division is recommending the Board authorize the Public Health Officer to sign a letter of support for the City of Placerville to apply for grant funding for the construction of sidewalks in the area of Broadway between Schnell Road and Point View Drive. City of Placerville has previously applied for and received funding to install bicycle lanes in this area. At this time City of Placerville is seeking support for their grant application which includes sidewalks along with the previously mentioned bicycle lane project.

Task 4.1 identified in the County Strategic Plan Goal of “Healthy Communities” is to recommend a Board policy that will integrate public health practice more effectively into the land use planning process, by promoting community practices for a safe environment that support positive physical and behavioral health and wellness among residents and visitors. This letter of support for the City of Placerville to apply for grant funding to construct sidewalks on Broadway is consistent with the Healthy Communities Goal of incorporating safe environment practices in the land use planning process.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
According to the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO), “over 55 percent of all pedestrian deaths occur in neighborhoods, which are often designed with a bias toward cars with no sidewalks, or otherwise inadequate pedestrian accommodations.” The United States Department of Transportation estimates that 4,500 pedestrians are killed in traffic crashes w...

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