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RESOLUTION 2014 -057 <br />RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL <br />OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF THE REGIONAL ACTIVE TRANSPORATION <br />GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE HIGHWAY 9 -LOS GATOS CREEK TRAIL <br />CONNECTION <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos (herein referred to as APPLICANT) is submitting <br />an application to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for 5714,000 in funding <br />assigned to MTC for programming discretion, which includes federal funding administered by <br />the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and federal or state funding administered by the <br />California Transportation Commission (CTC) such as Surface Transportation Program (STP) <br />funding, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) funding, Transportation <br />Alternatives (TA) /Active Transportation Program (ATP) funding, and Regional Transportation <br />Improvement Program (RTIP) funding (herein collectively referred to as REGIONAL <br />DISCRETIONARY FUNDING) for the Highway 9 Pathway Connection to Los Gatos Creek <br />Trail (herein referred to as PROJECT) for the Regional Active Transportation Program (herein <br />referred to as PROGRAM); and <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos is committed to building this PROJECT, and <br />approved $500,000 in Capital Improvement Program (CIP) funds in the Town's FY 2014/15 — <br />FY 2018/19 CIP Budget for this PROJECT. <br />WHEREAS, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21" Century Act (Public Law 112- <br />141, July 6, 2012) and any extensions or successor legislation for continued funding <br />(collectively, MAP 21) authorize various federal funding programs including, but not limited to <br />the Surface Transportation Program (STP) (23 U.S.C. § 133), the Congestion Mitigation and Air <br />Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) (23 U.S.C. § 149) and the Transportation Alternatives <br />Program (TA) (23 U.S.C. § 213); and <br />WHEREAS, state statutes, including California Streets and Highways Code §182.6, <br />§182.7, and §2381(x)(1), and California Government Code §14527, provide various funding <br />programs for the programming discretion of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and <br />the Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA); and <br />WHEREAS, pursuant to MAP -21, and any regulations promulgated thereunder, eligible <br />project sponsors wishing to receive federal or state funds for a regionally - significant project shall <br />