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File #: 21-0651    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Department Matters
File created: 4/12/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/19/2021 Final action: 4/19/2021
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board receive and file a presentation on the Road Fund Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 Budget request and provide direction. FUNDING: Countywide Budget.
Attachments: 1. A - Road Fund Presentation, 2. Public Comment Rcvd 4-16-2021 BOS 4-19-2021
Related files: 21-0484, 19-0513, 19-0180, 21-0178
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Department of Transportation recommending the Board receive and file a presentation on the Road Fund Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 Budget request and provide direction.

FUNDING: Countywide Budget.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Road Fund
The Department of Transportation (Transportation) has seen a budget gap deficit every year for the past several years due to reduced revenues and increased expenditures, causing the Road Fund to be depleted. On February 12, 2019, the Director of Transportation updated the board on the status of the Road Fund, Legistar# 19-0180, Item 25, forecasting that by the year 2023-24 there would be a negative road fund balance of $10.8 million due to increased expenses and reduced revenues. One cause for the decrease in revenues is the receipt of fewer gas tax dollars in 2019 than were being received eight years prior. The Director of Transportation noted that $3.2 million in funding would need to be added to its budget in addition to the drastic cost-saving measures Transportation had already taken. Transportation returned to the Board on April 9, 2019, Legistar# 19-0513, Item 23, to present further details of the projected $3 million deficit, if everything remained status quo, and to address deferred maintenance costs. The Director of Transportation explained that it would take an additional $3 million each year to continue with the Department's current service level, and an additional $7 million each year to see improvement on our roads.

Because of these issues, staff anticipates a $2,846,944 shortfall for Fiscal Year 2021-22 and ongoing for future fiscal years.

On February 9, 2021 (Legistar# 21-0178, Item 32) the Board discussed funding for the Diamond Springs Parkway, and directed that no funding from the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Tribe Funds) be used on the project. The original funding plan had anticipated the use of $1.1 million in Tribe Funds for the project in FY 2021-22. The Board's direction leaves this f...

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