City Council Meeting: February
Agenda Item: 3-E
To: Mayor and City Council
From: Martin Pastucha, Director of Public
Subject: California Department of Transportation
(Caltrans) Agreement for Maintenance of Landscape Area within State Highway Right-of-way
Staff recommends that the City Council authorize the City Manager
to negotiate and execute an agreement with Caltrans for the maintenance of landscape
areas within the State Highway right-of-way located above the McClure Tunnel at
the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.
The State requires that a
new landscape maintenance agreement be executed for work associated with the
Palisades Garden Walk construction project located within the State right-of-way
at the southeast corner of Ocean Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The maintenance agreement requires the City
assume responsibility and liability for the irrigation and maintenance of new
In July 1966, the City adopted
Resolution 3464 and entered into a Local Agency-State Freeway Maintenance
Agreement for maintenance of roadways and sidewalks at various locations
throughout the City. The agreement
requires the City to maintain roadway surfaces and sidewalks located above the
bridge deck on overpasses throughout the City.
In August 1977, the City
adopted Resolution 4784 modifying an existing freeway maintenance agreement
between the City and the State for additional locations in the City.
In December of 2012, the
City received comments from the State as part of an encroachment permit
application for work associated with Palisades Garden Walk in the State right-of-way
located above the McClure Tunnel at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and
Colorado Boulevard. The State requires a
new landscape maintenance agreement be executed for the new landscaping, green
screen, and seat walls being constructed.
agreement requires that the City assume responsibility and liability for the
irrigation and on-going maintenance of the new landscape features. The on-going maintenance and upkeep of the
work within State right-of-way will be included in the overall maintenance
program for the new park.
Impacts & Budget Actions
is no additional budget or financial impact associated with this
recommendation. Ongoing maintenance of
the area associated with the landscape maintenance agreement will be included in
the planned maintenance of the new park.
Lamm, CIP Project Manager
Forwarded to Council:
Director of Public Works