Community Mobility Resilience Project

In late 2018, the City of Elk Grove received funding from Caltrans to prepare a Community Mobility Resilience Plan. This plan will develop detailed actions, funding strategies and partnerships to respond and adapt to the local impacts of climate change on the transportation system. The plan will focus on three primary climate-related impacts that the City has identified as high priorities: flooding, extreme heat, and the fiscal impact to the City of declining sales tax revenue due to an expected reduction in driving and vehicle and fuel sales. The planning process will involve close collaboration with community organizations and other public agencies, and will tie into transportation-related climate change adaptation initiatives that are underway at the regional and state levels.

Overall Project Objectives

  • Support and contribute to regional and state goals by focusing on adaptation to climate change of Elk Grove’s transportation network and infrastructure system.
  • Analyze and quantify the risks to the City and the transportation network related to the three identified priority climate change impacts.
  • Identify a range of potential strategies for both mitigations and responses to the identified risks.
  • Select preferred strategies for risk mitigation and responses based on input from stakeholders, City officials, and the public, and identify specific actions to implement selected strategies.
  • Form a Mobility Resilience Task Force comprising key community stakeholders to oversee implementation of selected programs and actions.
  • Identify potential sources of funding for adaptation programs and actions.
  • Prepare a Community Mobility Resilience Plan summarizing risks, strategies, and actions, to be adopted by the City Council.

Timeline

  • June 2019: Initial project kick-off meeting with contactors, Ascent, Kearns & West, and Hatch
  • Summer/Fall 2019: Data review, research and alternatives analysis
  • Fall 2019: Initial meetings of three thematic working groups
  • Spring 2020: Initial public workshop
  • Spring/Summer 2020: Second meeting of three thematic working groups
  • Fall 2020: Draft Community Mobility Resilience Plan available
  • Fall 2020: Follow up public workshop
  • Fall 2020: Final meeting of three thematic working groups
  • Winter 2020/2021: Form Community Mobility Resilience Task Force
  • Winter 2020/2021: Final Community Mobility Resilience Plan prepared

City Council Staff Reports related to Community Resilience Plan:

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