High Priority Projects

Updated January 2020

Civic Amenities

Project Description Status Lead Department Supporting Department(s)

Complete and open new community amenities, including the Animal Shelter, Aquatics Center, and Community Center

Vibrant Community High Performing

Construction and opening of new civic facilities.

Aquatics Center opened May 2019. Animal Shelter opened October 2019.  Community Center to open in January 2020.

Public Works

City Manager’s Office

Complete design and construction of remaining phases of Old Town Plaza

Vibrant Community

Phase 2: Construction of frontage and entrance improvements for the plaza along Elk Grove Blvd.

Phase 3: Remaining improvements include pavilion and plaza.

Phases 2 and 3: Staff is preparing bid documents to advertise the project by January with award of the construction contract planned for March 2020 and construction planned to begin in April 2020. This project will be bid with the Railroad Street Improvements Project under one construction contract.
Phase 3 is not currently funded, but CIP staff is working with Finance and the City Manager on plans to construct both phases concurrently with the Railroad Street Improvement Project so long as favorable bids are received.

Public Works

Economic Development

Complete design and construction of Civic Center Nature Area

Vibrant Community Safe Community

Construction of a passive recreational area on the remaining 30 acres of the Civic Center South Property.

Final design underway. Construction planned to begin in 2020.

Public Works

City Manager's Office


Transportation

Project Description Status Lead Department Supporting Department(s)

Kammerer Road:

  • Phase 1: Replace existing 2 lane Kammerer Road from Lotz Parkway to Bruceville Road
  • Phase 2: Extend Kammerer Road from Bruceville Road to I-5
Vibrant Community Safe Community Infrastructure

Reconstruction and extension of Kammerer Road as described.

Phase 1A: Segment from Lotz Parkway to Big Horn Boulevard - Environmental complete, design and right-off-way underway. Project to be advertised for construction in Fall 2020.

Phase 1B: Segment from Big Horn Blvd. to Bruceville Road. - Construction planned for 2021 but efforts are being made to advance project to align with Phase 1.

Public Works

Whitelock Parkway Interchange – complete project design and environmental review

Vibrant Community Infrastructure

Construction of an interchange at Whitelock Pkwy and State Route 99.

Upon execution of a Cooperative agreement with Caltrans, the City will initiate a project report and preparation of an environmental document. This phase of the project will last 18 to 24 months.

Public Works

Partner with Caltrans to start construction in 2019 of HOV lanes on I-5 from Elk Grove to downtown Sacramento

Infrastructure

Construction of HOV lanes on I-5 from Elk Grove Boulevard to the City of Sacramento.

Caltrans awarded a construction contract. Construction begins 2019 and concludes in 2022.

Public Works

City Manager's Office

Complete Elk Grove Blvd Streetscape Phase 2, School Street to Waterman Road

Vibrant Community Infrastructure

Widening of Elk Grove Blvd. including a 2-way left turn lane, 2 travel lanes, buffered bike lanes and curb gutters, sidewalks, and frontage improvements. Also entails includes utility undergrounding.

Preliminary engineering design is 70% complete, with a draft design received from SMUD for both underground and at grade facilities. Right-of-way began in the fall of 2019 with a property line boundary and easement retracement.

Complications with right-of-way, which includes the need to acquire right-of-way from over 30 parcels in the project boundaries, and lack of SMUD SD-14 construction funding will delay construction for underground utilities until Spring 2021, with the streetscape construction in the spring of 2022.

Public Works

Adopt Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Master Plan Update

Infrastructure

Updating the projects and initiatives that fall under the City’s ITS Master Plan.

Complete. SACOG has developed a regional ITS Master Plan that Public Works will utilize to guide the City's ITS buildout.

Public Works

Adopt Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Master Plan Update

Vibrant Community Infrastructure

Prepare a comprehensive update to the Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Master plan for consistency with the updated General Plan.

The Council executed a contract with GHD for the BPTMP Update at the December 2019 Council meeting. This planning effort will last approximately 12 to 18 months.

Strategic Planning and Innovation

Public Works

Develop an Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Readiness Plan

High Performing Infrastructure

Forming a readiness plan to prepare the City for the coming changes in transportation as a result of autonomous and connected vehicle technology.

Complete. Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Plan was presented to City Council on 7/24/19.

Public Works

Strategic Planning and Innovation

Prepare a Mobility Resiliency Plan

Safe Community High Performing Infrastructure

Prepare a Resiliency Plan for the City, focusing on mobility related issues, including flooding, heat, and financial.

Consultant contract awarded June 2019.
Planned completion is February 2021.
Public workshops on the plan are being scheduled for early 2020.

Strategic Planning and Innovation

  • Public Works
  • Finance

Complete the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) early implementation study

Vibrant Community Infrastructure

Studying local Bus Route 110 to consider provision of higher frequency transit services.

Brought results of study to the City Council on 9/11/19. Council did not direct staff to implement any new higher frequency transit service or supporting capital investment at this time, and instead directed staff to re-evaluate BRT/ExBus service in 2025 after additional development occurs along the corridor. During this time, staff will further explore potential grant funding opportunities, as they become available and as available resources permit, for infrastructure improvements along the Route 110 corridor that could be developed to support future higher frequency transit service.

Public Works

Support Regional Transit’s efforts to extent Light Rail (LRT) to the City

Vibrant Community Infrastructure

Planning for an extension of Light Rail services into the City.

Early preliminary design and pre-planning phases.

City and SacRT discussed the need to identify funding for the Blue Line extension 1-2 miles south into the City limits (approximately $200 to $300 million). Staff continues to condition current development projects located along the anticipated Blue Line corridor, to dedicate right-of-way for the future construction of the light rail facilities.

Public Works


Community Development

Project Description Status Lead Department Supporting Department(s)

Complete Railroad Street revitalization project

Vibrant Community Infrastructure

Improving streets with striping, curb gutters, and sidewalks. Creating on-street parking, 2 parking lots, and putting utility lines underground.

Staff is preparing bid documents to advertise the project by mid-January with award of the construction contract planned for March 2020 and construction planned to begin in April 2020. This project will be bid with the Old Town Plaza Phases 2 and 3 Project under one construction contract.

Public Works

Economic Development

Update the Old Town Special Planning Area

Vibrant Community

Prepare a comprehensive update to the Old Town Special Planning Area.

Contract awarded June 2019.

Public outreach began in September 2019.

A draft updated SPA is anticipated in second half of 2020 with environmental review to follow.

Strategic Planning and Innovation

  • Development Services
  • Economic Development

Facilitate development of vacant commercial land in the western Elk Grove Boulevard corridor (Bruceville to Laguna Springs) including the development of destination retail and lifestyle amenities

Vibrant Community

Work with property owners, developers, and tenants to plan for and develop destination retail and lifestyle amenities along the corridor.

Costco is open and the adjacent Ridge shopping center is under construction and will open in phases over the next 18 months (through the end of 2020) as leases are signed and tenant improvements are completed. The Capital Reserve retail project broke ground in November 2019 and is expected to be completed in approximately 18 months. 

Project Elevate: The City has retained an architecture and market feasibility team and is in the process of analyzing the potential for development of lifestyle amenities on the City’s 20-acre site north of the Civic Center. The plan is expected to be completed for City Council consideration in March 2020. 

Staff continues to work with owners of other vacant retail sites along the corridor to assist in project planning.

Economic Development

Strategic Planning and Innovation

Complete Design Guidelines update

Vibrant Community

Updating the rules, first made in 2003, that direct the Design Review process for all development projects.

Awarded contract to DAHLIN Group. Project started in Summer 2019 and estimated to be complete in Summer 2020.

Planning

Prepare Urban Design Study for Kammerer Road Corridor

Vibrant Community

Study potential land use and transportation changes along Kammerer Road that will lead to the creation of a more urban-style development along the corridor.

Work is underway on the corridor study. Public engagement will occur in winter/spring 2020.

Strategic Planning and Innovation

  • Economic Development
  • Development Services
  • Public Works

Community Safety

Project Description Status Lead Department Supporting Department(s)

Increase city-wide bandwidth capacity to support public safety technology expansion

Safe Community High Performing Infrastructure

Identify and implement projects and improvements that interconnect City assets (e.g., traffic signals, cameras).

Facilitate improved telecommunications access for residences and businesses.

Exploring available infrastructure and expansion options for City use based upon the results of the ITS Master Plan.

Looking at telecommunications access as part of Smart City Initiative.

Economic Development staff is working on an analysis of available provider data to identify constraints and opportunities.

Strategic Planning and Innovation

  • Public Works
  • Economic Development

Complete real-time information center project

Safe Community High Performing Infrastructure

Room construction to house the Real Time Information Center (RTIC). The RTIC uses technology to provide real-time actionable intelligence to monitor, deter, investigate, and evaluate criminal activity.

Up and running from a construction and technology perspective.  RTIC Supervisor recruitment is underway with a phased staffing plan to follow that hire.

Police Department

Public Works

Implement enhanced crime analysis system

Safe Community High Performing

Revamping EGPD’s crime analysis system for identifying crime trends/offenders and for responding to crime and quality-of-life issues.

Complete. Fully implemented in 2019.  Program will continue to see improvements as the program benefits are realized.

Police Department

Continue staff additions in keeping with recommendations from the 2016 Police Department Strategic Staffing Plan

Safe Community High Performing

Utilizing a commissioned study to help outline a 5-year plan for hiring additional staff.

Four sworn officers and one Community Services Officer added in FY19-20. FY 20-21 staffing requests will be consistent with staffing plan and Police Chief recommendations.

Police Department

Human Resources

Adopt plan to remove all developed property from 200-year floodplain

Safe Community

Analyze flood risk in the City for a 200-year storm event and develop alternatives and associated costs for potentially mitigating the risks.

Complete. City has made the necessary zoning code modifications required by SB 5 related to 200-year floodplains. At the 7/24/19 Council meeting, Council directed staff to complete geotechnical analysis on existing levees near I-5 to determine strength and stability of levees to maintain 100-year flood protection rating.

Public Works


City Operations

Project Description Status Lead Department Supporting Department(s)

Complete space needs analysis for City offices and police department

Safe Community Infrastructure

Analyzing current City space, staffing levels, and department adjacencies to forecast future City spatial needs.

This study was presented to Council November 13, 2019.  Additional projects have been programmed to construct tenant improvements in the PD Studio Court building, to integrate the exterior of PD Studio Court into the PD Campus, and to add a wellness room at 8401 Laguna Palms Way.

Public Works

Increase minimum reserve policy in order to respond to opportunities and challenges

Vibrant Community Safe Community High Performing Infrastructure

Revising reserve target range up from 15-20% (adopted in FY 2008-09) to a total of 30%. This equates to 25% for economic uncertainty and 5% for Council-identified opportunities.

Complete. Adopted by the City Council on 4/24/19. First implemented in FY 19-20 budget.

Finance

Implement the results of the Diversity Audit and Inclusion Strategy

Vibrant Community High Performing

Prioritize and implement actions that resulted from the Diversity and Inclusion Audit.

On July 10, 2019, the Council dissolved the Multicultural Committee and, in its place, established the resident Diversity and Inclusion Commission with modified tasks and objectives. Internally, staff finalized the employee focused Mission, Vision, and Values statements and continued efforts within its 18-member staff D&I Team.

City Manager’s Office

Identify opportunities and implement more efficient and cost-effective delivery of Public Works Operations and Maintenance services

High Performing Infrastructure

Conversion of 12 contracted positions in the Public Works Department to core staff employee positions.

Direct contract for maintenance services. Look for ways to perform work in a more efficient way.

Eight of the twelve core staff positions have been filled. The conversion is on course to be completed by May 2020. O&M is also actively converting contracts to City, those recently converted include: Public Infrastructure Maintenance: Traffic Signal and Street Light and Weed Abatement.  Contract conversion will be completed prior to the end of FY 19-20. 

Finalized Cosumnes Community Services MOU and partnered with the agency for more efficient landscaping management.

Public Works

Human Resources

Undertake a Smart City Initiative

Vibrant Community Safe Community High Performing Infrastructure

Develop strategies and best practices that improve the City’s use of data in decision making processes and leverage technology to address local issues.

Effort being scoped.

Strategic Planning and Innovation

  • Public Works
  • Finance

Maintain existing City assets at an appropriate level consistent with best practices and as funding allows

Infrastructure

Implementation of annual Citywide pavement maintenance work which consists of a variety of pavement maintenance activities including crack sealing, slurry seals, overlays and others.

Multiple maintenance programs being implemented or drafted to improve maintenance levels.

Pavement Management Program will spend an average of $9.8 million on resurfacing over the next 5 years. By breaking projects into phases, the City significantly reduced costs on pavement maintenance and is actively extending the life of City streets.  Public Works continues to identify other areas of efficiencies that allow funding to be prioritized for pavement maintenance activities. 

Public Works received a $2M grant from RSTP, is applying for $120K in Ruberized Asphalt Grants, and secured $254K through the Local Partnership Program. 

Currently creating a street light led replacement schedule to begin LED maintenance on Citywide street lights. Developed a subzone maintenance map of all signs and marking. 

CMMS contract going to Council in January. This tool will greatly enhance O&M’s ability to develop and implement preventative maintenance programs for City assets.

Public Works

Finance

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