On November 4, 2014, voters approved Measure K-14, the Grover Beach Street Rehabilitation; Safety Improvement Bond Measure. In approving the measure, the City was authorized to issue up to $48 million in bonds to fund street rehabilitation and repair. Formation of an independent audit/citizen oversight committee was also approved with the passage of Measure K-14.
2014: A Major Step Towards a Better Future
- November 4, 2014 - Over two-thirds of Grover Beach voters approved Measure K-14 authorizing the City to issue up to $48 million in bond funds for the repair of residential streets over the next 25 years - Official Election Results
2015: Action Steps Towards Improving Our Streets
- January 20, 2015 - The City Council received a presentation on pavement management programs and the effects of various implementation options for applying street rehabilitation or repair at certain “critical point” conditions. With over 65% of the City’s streets rated by professional engineers as being in “poor” to "failed" condition, the challenge was determining the most cost-effective and efficient approach.
- January 20, 2015 - The City Council authorized proceeding with issuing the first $5 million bond issue. All net proceeds (after paying costs of issuance) resulting from the sale of bonds must be spent on Street Repair and Rehabilitation during a three-year period following the bond sale.
- February 2015 - An online community survey was issued in addition to holding public workshops and City Council meetings to inform residents and stakeholders of the proposed Street Repair and Rehabilitation Program and gather further public input for identifying street repair priorities for Grover Beach.
- March 25, 2015 - The sale of $5 million in General Obligation Bonds closes, with bond proceeds made available to the City to fund the Street Rehabilitation & Repair Program.
- April 6, 2015 - The City Council endorsed a “Blended Approach” for identifying street construction projects. This approach combines streets identified as being high community priority streets and those identified as being in fully deteriorated condition for maintenance or rehabilitation, dedicating approximately:
- 30% to community priorities,
- 10% to maintenance, and
- 60% to rehabilitating streets identified as reaching critical condition.
- May 4, 2015 - The City Council authorized soliciting bids to construct street improvements on Brighton Avenue (between 13th Street and Oak Park Boulevard), Nice Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets), and South 7th Street (between West Grand Avenue and Rockaway Avenue).
- June 1, 2015 - The City Council authorized the following street segments for rehabilitation and repair utilizing Measure K-14 bond funds:
- July 6, 2015 - The City Council awarded the construction contract for the first set of streets funded with Measure K-14 bond funds (Brighton Avenue, Nice Avenue, and South 7th Street).
- July 17, 2015 - The City issued a Press Release inviting applications from citizens interested in serving on the Citizen Oversight Committee - Street Bonds (Measure K-14)
- In order to ensure the bond-funded projects move forward as expediently and efficiently as possible, the City Council took further steps authorizing the retention of professional consulting engineering services for Project Management, Construction Management, and Professional Engineering Design Services. Additionally, the Council authorized augmenting in-house engineering staff with one full-time Associate Engineer position.
2016: Progress on Improving Our Streets
- March 7, 2016 - The City Council authorized proceeding with issuing a second bond issue of $8 million. All net proceeds (after paying costs of issuance) resulting from the sale of bonds must be spent on Street Repair and Rehabilitation during a three-year period following the bond sale.
- April 14, 2016 - The sale of $8 million in General Obligation Bonds closes, with bond proceeds made available to the City to fund the Street Rehabilitation & Repair Program.
- Commencement of Major Paving and Waterline Projects - After preliminary work that included utility line maintenance and sidewalk and concrete work neared completion, the City issued a Press Release and Map of Current Street Projects to update and further alert the community. Starting July 5, the City's contractor will begin paving work on 17 City blocks. Street paving will be occurring at the same time as two other major projects - the Oak Park Boulevard Rehabilitation Project and the Water Main Upgrade Project. In late July, the City-wide Light Maintenance Project (Project 2016-1) will continue, which includes minor repairs and slurry seals on 60 City blocks or just over 4 miles of city roads.
For more information regarding:
- The Street Rehabilitation & Repair Program - Public Works Department or call (805) 473-4520
- Staff liaison to the Citizen Oversight Committee, contact the City Manager's Office at (805) 473-4567