California Government Code

Sec. § 8879.72


(a)

To establish the funding shares for each eligible applicant described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 8879.71, the commission shall do the following prior to the commencement of a funding cycle:

(1)

Determine the total amount of annual revenue generated from voter-approved sales taxes, voter-approved parcel or property taxes, and voter-approved bridge tolls dedicated to transportation improvements according to the most recent available data reported to the State Board of Equalization, the Controller, or the Bay Area Toll Authority.

(2)

Establish a northern California and southern California share by attributing the proportional share of revenues from voter-approved sales taxes, voter-approved parcel or property taxes, and voter-approved bridge tolls dedicated to transportation improvements and imposed in counties in northern California to the northern share, and by attributing the proportional share of revenues from voter-approved sales taxes imposed in counties located in southern California to the southern share. The determination of whether a county is located in northern or southern California shall be based on the definitions set forth in Section 187 of the Streets and Highways Code.

(3)

Program funds made available to the southern share, based on the determination in paragraph (2), shall be distributed to the entity responsible for programming and allocating revenues from the sales tax in proportion to the population of the county in which the entity is located compared to the total population of southern California counties with voter-approved sales taxes dedicated to transportation improvements. For the purpose of calculating population, the commission shall use the most recent information available from the Department of Finance.

(4)

Program funds made available to the northern share, based on the determination in paragraph (2), shall be distributed as follows:

(A)

Program funds generated by voter-approved bridge tolls and voter-approved parcel or property taxes dedicated to transportation improvements shall be distributed to the entity responsible for programming and allocating revenues from the toll or tax based on the proportional share of revenues generated by the toll or tax by that entity in comparison to the total revenues generated by voter-approved sales taxes, voter-approved parcel or property taxes, and voter-approved bridge tolls dedicated to transportation improvements in northern California.

(B)

Program funds generated by voter-approved sales taxes dedicated to transportation improvements shall be distributed to the entity responsible for programming and allocating revenues from the sales tax in proportion to the population of the county in which the entity is located compared to the total population of the northern California counties with voter-approved sales taxes dedicated to transportation improvements. For the purposes of calculating population, the commission shall use the most recent information available from the Department of Finance.

(b)

Under this section, each fiscal year in which funds are appropriated for the program shall constitute a funding cycle.

(c)

Each eligible applicant desiring to participate in the program in any funding cycle under this section shall submit to the commission all of the following:

(1)

A description of the eligible project nominated for funding, including a description of the project’s cost, scope, and specific improvements and benefits it is anticipated to achieve.

(2)

A description of the project’s current status, including the phase of delivery the project is in at the time it is nominated for funding and a schedule for the project’s completion.

(3)

A description of how the project would support transportation and land use planning goals within the region.

(4)

The amount of eligible local matching funds the applicant is committing to the project.

(5)

The amount of program funds the applicant seeks from the program for the project.

(d)

The commission shall review nominated projects under this section and their accompanying documentation to ensure that each nominated project meets the requirements of this article and to confirm that each project has a commitment of the requisite amount of eligible local matching funds as required in this article. Upon conducting the review of the requirements and determining the proposed projects to be in compliance with this article, the projects shall be deemed eligible.

(e)

An eligible applicant that is identified to receive an allocation of funds under this section, but that does not submit a project for funding in a funding cycle, may utilize its funding share in a subsequent funding cycle.

(f)

In addition to the requirements in subdivision (a), the commission shall, prior to the commencement of a funding cycle, calculate the amount of bond funds specified in subdivision (g) of Section 8879.23 that have not been appropriated and shall establish, using the distribution formula set forth in subdivision (a) of Section 8879.71, projected targets for the distribution of those funds for the purpose of planning consistent with Section 8879.501. The commission shall annually review and revise these projected targets.
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