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Measure C Citizen Oversight Committee Meeting Annotated Agenda


Thursday, October 11, 2018
5:00 PM

COG Ash Conference Room
2035 Tulare St., Suite 201, Fresno, CA

TOLL FREE NUMBER: 888-398-2342


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About Presentations:

This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wishing to address the Committee on items within its jurisdiction but not on this agenda. 

Note:  Prior to action by the Committee on any item on this agenda, the public may comment on that item.  Unscheduled comments may be limited to 3 minutes.

II.Minutes of July12, 2018 Meeting of the Measure C Citizen Oversight Committee

Action: Review and approve, or approve with edits, the July 12, 2018 Oversight Committee minutes.

III.Measure C New Technology Reserve Grant Program - Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Grant Application

Summary:  Fresno COG released the Measure C 2018 Application for New Technology Funding on April 16, 2018. Six applications were received requesting a total of $7,291,415, with $6.4 million in funding available.  On August 22, the scoring committee met to interview the applicants and discuss the applications. The following is a list of the applications and the funding recommendations:


The Fresno COG Policy Board approved the funding recommendation at their meeting on September 27, 2016. The item now goes to the FCTA Board for final approval.

FCTA staff will provide a brief update on the current New Technology projects.

Action: Information item.

IV.Fresno County Transportation Authority Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budgets:

A.  Measure C Original Operating Budget for FY18/19

Summary:  The Original Measure Operating Budget is not included in the responsibilities of the Citizen’s Oversight Committee. It is being provided as a courtesy for reference to those services that are funded by both the Original and the Extension Measures.

Action: Receive, review and comment


B.  Measure C Extension Operating Budget for FY18/19

Summary:  The FY18/19 Measure C Extension budget was approved at the May 30, 2018 FCTA Board Meeting.

This is the twelfth line-item budget of the Measure C Extension Program. The FY2018/19 Measure C Extension budget’s total estimated tax revenue is $76,795,304.  The estimated interest income is $2,600,000 for a total estimated budget of $79,395,304. The revenue estimate reflects a conservative 3.5% increase from the 2017-18 actual revenues to date. 

The Measure C Extension revenue projection is the result of a collaborative effort between the Fresno County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer Tax Collector’s office and the Authority’s financial advisor, Montague DeRose Associates.

Total Salaries and Benefits and administrative expenses total $462,843 and is less than 1%. The Salaries and benefits portion of the Administrative budget reflects 100% of two employees (Executive Director and Contract Administrator), and 25% of one employee (Program Manager). This category also includes office expenses such as Rent, Leases, telephone, small office equipment, office supplies, etc. for a total of $65,489, a contingency reserve of $5,000 and an unallocated Administrative Reserve of $293,077.

The Extension Budget also accounts for Services and Supplies expenditures in the amount of $703,262. This budget category provides the services needed to deliver the overall Measure C Program and reflect actions previously approved by the board. Where appropriate, Services and Supplies expenses are prorated between the Original and Extension Measures to reflect actual service to each and has a decrease of $20,000.

The remainder of the budget is similar to previous budgets and consists of pass-through funding to participation jurisdictions.

The budget also identifies the undistributed reserve allocations for programs or projects that are not ready to proceed at this time. These funds will continue to be retained by the Authority in separate accounts until claim and certification procedures are finalized and projects are identified.

Action: Receive, review and comment


C.  Regional Transportation Mitigation Fee (RTMF) Budget for Fiscal Year 2018/19

Summary:  The Fiscal Year 2018/19 Measure C RTMF Budget was approved at the May 30, 2018 FCTA Board Meeting.

This is the fourth line-item budget of the Regional Transportation Mitigation Fee.

The RTMF fee was approved by voters when they passed the Extension Measure. The FY18/19 budget identifies an uncommitted RTMF fund balance of $5,031,354, an estimated $4.7 million in fee collection revenue based on recent development activity in Fresno County and $75,200 in interest earnings.  The final category of resources available to deliver the RTMF construction program in 2018-19 is the $11,306,354 in Measure C Loans that are estimated to be needed to service ongoing construction contracts in the coming year.  These funds are available, if needed, to pay costs as they come due for on-going contracts and will be added to the outstanding $72,403,459 million Measure C loan (which includes the total prior year’s payback of $15,513,796 to be amortized over the remaining life of the fee program.  Combining all of the above listed resources, results in a total of $11,306.354 available to deliver the FY18/19 RTMF Program.

The expenditure side of the proposed 2017-18 RTMF Budget identifies $6,275,000 for construction projects, $15,000 for Services and Supplies which is made up of an estimated $5,000 for legal services and $10,000 for Consultant Services to update the Strategic Implementation Plan as needed to reflect the changes resulting from the anticipated 2018 Measure C Expenditure Plan update and $1,499,800 in Measure C RTMF Loan payback program.

Action:  Receive, review and comment


Summary:  Resolution of Allocation No 2018-02 was approved at the May 30, 2018 FCTA Board Meeting

Using the revenue estimate provided by the Fresno County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer –Tax Collector, the Fresno County Transportation Authority shall annually prepare each year a Resolution of Allocation/Apportionment. The Resolution includes a table which identifies each city and county, the total street mileage and estimated population within each jurisdiction. Following the adoption of the Resolution, the Fresno County Transportation Authority shall notify each city and the county in writing.

This is done through the Certification and Claims process. Once each agency provides a signed Certification and Claims form, along with their council resolution, the Fresno County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer –Tax Collector’s office then start the allocation of the pass-through funds to the agencies. The Resolutions and Cert & Claims are due by November 15th.

Action:  Receive, review and comment

VI.Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Sub-program Cycle VI funding approved at the May 30, 2018 FCTA Boarding meeting

Summary:  The Measure C Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Sub Program was created to help facilitate land use changes to accommodate high-density and compact housing units, and mixed-use developments that increase the demand for transit services. This subprogram receives approximately 1.2% of total Measure C revenue or an average of approximately $875,000 per year over the life of the Extension. The TOD Program Policies and Guidelines were revised in 2017 to allow all 16 jurisdictions to compete for funding. Different criteria were included in the revised TOD Guidelines for the Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan Area and the rest of the county in recognition of their differing abilities to provide higher density housing options within their jurisdictions. The revised guidelines were intended to encourage competition for these funds while still maintaining high-quality TOD projects. Proposed projects were required to receive a minimum of 70 points in order to qualify for funding.

The Cycle VI “call for projects” was released on January 12, 2018 and resulted in eight applications from five jurisdictions totaling more than $1.9 million with $1.5 million available in Measure C funds. The TOD scoring committee met and scored the applications on March 29 and recommended funding the following three projects for a total amount of $885,000.  All unallocated funding will be held in reserve for the next project cycle.

1. City of Fresno, Blackstone and McKinley Transit Oriented Development – $478,000

This project is to fund off-site improvements that support the Blackstone and McKinley transit-oriented, affordable housing development to be located near Fresno City College. The Blackstone & McKinley TOD will be a mixed-use facility constructed at 1501 N. Blackstone Avenue with 88 units of affordable housing at 30 units/acre. It is located within a quarter mile of the City of Fresno Bus Rapid Transit "Q" line.

2. City of Clovis, Clovis Landmark Commons – $250,000

Landmark Commons will build a new Clovis senior center, a new Fresno County Library Branch and Clovis Transit Hub in Old Town Clovis. The TOD project will improve the adjacent bike and pedestrian trail, provide on-site improvements and infrastructure for a Transit Hub, and provide a public plaza adjacent to the trail and the Transit Hub.

3. City of Kingsburg, Downtown Kingsburg Strategic Plan – $157,000

The City of Kingsburg will produce a strategic plan to identify development strategies that promote multi-modal transportation, including: walking, biking, transit and sustainable parking opportunities within the downtown area.

These three projects all received the minimum required 70 points or more. Given that some of the applications lacked information and did not provide a strong nexus to transit-oriented development, the Scoring Committee recommended that City of Fresno and City of Clovis applications be shared with potential future applicants as exemplary TOD applications. The two applications can be found at

Attached with this agenda item is a summary of the projects funded by the TOD program and expenses paid as of April 10, 2018 along with a copy of the 2017 TOD Program Policies and Guidelines. 

Action:  Receive, review and comment

VII.FCTA Expenditure Reports for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

Narrative: Pursuant to the adopted Fresno County Transportation Authority procedures for administration of Measure C Extension Funds for Local Transportation Pass-Through Projects and Programs, and for Short-Term Regional Transportation Program projects, local agencies are required to submit their Measure C Extension Expenditure Report(s) for the fiscal year no later than November 15th of each year. An Expenditure Report Tracking Spreadsheet is attached. To date the following local agencies have submitted the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Expenditure Reports.

  • Fresno Council of Governments
  • City of Kerman
  • City of Mendota

Action: Receive, review and comment

VIII.2017-2018 COC Annual Report to the Public

Summary: The Measure C Citizen Oversight Committee is charged with annually developing an annual report to the public. A subcommittee should be formed to develop the report. The chair will be accepting volunteers to sit on the subcommittee.

Action:  Accept or nominate subcommittee members to develop the COC 2017-2018 Annual Report to the Public. 

IX.Items from Staff

A.  2018 COC tentative meeting dates:

  • November 8
  • December 13

B.  Items for next agenda

C.  Upcoming Meetings of other related Boards/Committee

  • Fresno County Transportation Authority Board - Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 9:00 am
  • Fresno COG's Transportation Technical Committee - Friday, October 12th, 8:30 am 
  • Fresno COG's Policy Advisory Committee - Friday, October 12th, 10:00 am 
  • Fresno COG Policy Board Meeting - Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 5:30 pm in the Fresno COG 

X.Items from Members