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File #: 21-0603    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/7/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/13/2021 Final action: 4/13/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support for the 2021 America's Transportation Awards for Caltran's Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct Replacement project. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Echo Summit Award Nomination Letter of Support, 2. Executed Letter of Support
Title
Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support for the 2021 America's Transportation Awards for Caltran's Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct Replacement project.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On April 5, 2021, the Chief Administrative Office received an email from the office of Caltrans District 3 requesting the County’s support of a nomination for the 2021 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) America’s Transportation Awards for the Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct Replacement project.

America’s Transportation Awards helps showcase why transportation infrastructure - and why properly funding it - is vital to supporting the nation’s economy while improving the quality of life for communities across the country. The competition serves as a way to recognize state departments of transportation and highlights the projects they deliver that make their communities a better place to live, work, and play.

Projects can be nominated in the following categories: Operations Excellence, Best Use of Technology & Innovation, and Quality of Life/Community Development. Caltrans is submitting for nomination the Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct Replacement project for the Best Use of Technology and Innovation category. This is one of only three statewide projects being submitted.

ALTERNATIVES
The Board could choose not to sign the letter of support.

PRIOR BOARD ACTION
N/A

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
N/A

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS
Chief Administrative Office recommends the Board approve the Chair's letter of support.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
There is no financial impact to the County to issue the letter of support.

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS
Obtain the Chair's signature on the letter, and email a copy of the letter to Steve Nelson at steve.nelson@dot.ca.gov by Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT
Infrastructure

CONTACT
Aaron Magezi, Deputy Chief Ad...

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