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New Imperial Beach City Council Policy on Alley Improvements

Unpaved alley on the south side of IB near Ream Field.
Unpaved alley on the south side of IB near Ream Field.
The issue of alley improvements has historically been a priority for many community members, especially residents who live in neighborhoods where  alleys are not paved or are neglected and in disrepair. The City of Imperial Beach Council recently adopted a Subpolicy on Establishment of Priorities for Alley Paving.

A copy is provided below and attached in the photo section.

Serge Dedina is a candidate for Mayor of Imperial Beach. He has lived in IB since 1971 and can be reached via sergededina@gmail.com or Facebook.com/serge4ibmayor. #ibmayor
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CITY OF IMPERIAL BEACH
COUNCIL SUBPOLICY ␣ 616 (A)
SUBJECT: Establishment of Priorities for Alley Paving
SUBPOLICY NUMBER:
616 (A)
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ADOPTED BY: Resolution No. 2014-7453 AMENDED BY:
DATED: February 19, 2014

SELECTION CRITERIA
The City Council identified the pavement of alleys as a high priority project in the Imperial Beach Capital Improvements Program and directed staff to include Phase I of the project on the Two Year Implementation Schedule in accordance with Council Policy 616. This Subpolicy has been created to establish specific criteria to prioritize the selection of unpaved alleys to be included in Phase I.
The following selection criteria is listed in priority order in the prioritization of unpaved alleys for funding allocation by the City Council:

1. Anunpavedalleythatinhibitsthetimelyandeffectiveprovisionofpublicsafety services including police, fire and ambulatory services.
2. An unpaved alley that causes, or could cause, damage to or impact the effectiveness of an existing public infrastructure system including storm drainage, sanitary sewer systems, drinking water systems, public power and gas services, or degradation of public road surfaces.
3. An unpaved alley that inhibits safe and sanitary primary access to an existing residence.
4. An unpaved alley that presents a significant negative aesthetic impact that could result in lower property values in the surrounding area or in the general community.
5. An unpaved alley that could improve the circulation pattern of a particular neighborhood.
6.    An unpaved alley that is used for secondary access to properties.
No less than three (3) Imperial Beach Department Heads will determine which alleys will be improved based on the criteria listed herein and the funding allocation authorized by the City Council in the Two Year Implementation Schedule. If the Department Heads are unable to reach consensus on which alleys should be improved, the City Manager will make a final determination.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
The City Council may consider participation in the improvement of an unpaved alley when a majority of the property owners adjacent to an alley are willing to contribute to the construction costs of an alley or to allow liens or encumbrances to be placed upon their property to repay the construction costs upon sale of the property. Such consideration may allow the project to advance more quickly than would otherwise occur through implementation of the criteria identified in this subpolicy.

MEASUREMENT AND REPORTING
Each time the Capital Project List or Two Year Implementation Schedule is updated by the City Council or a request for additional funding allocations are presented to the City Council, the City Manager will provide an update on the progress of paving alleys in the community.

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City Council Subpolicy 616 (A) Capital Improvements Program Page 2 of 2
MEASUREMENT AND REPORTING
Each time the Capital Project List or Two Year Implementation Schedule is updated by the City Council or a request for additional funding allocations are presented to the City Council, the City Manager will provide an update on the progress of paving alleys in the community.

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Marcus Boyd March 21, 2014 at 02:02 PM
Considering the amount of money the RDA went through during its reign over redevelopment of the city, if the alleys received just 10%, they'd all be pathed in gold!
Libi Uremovic March 21, 2014 at 07:38 PM
the city receives $2 million/year for roads, alleys, and sidewalks through prop a and gas tax, but i could only track about $300,000 and that was used on electricity and watering the plants.... the other $1.7 million goes to lawyers and consultants... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- i've been in cities that didn't have streetlights and paved roads....but they were in 3rd world countries, not on the coast of cali.... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ time for a new council that will bring ib into the 20th century...

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