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  Regular-Community Services   #   32.    
Board of Supervisors Community Services  
Meeting Date: 02/25/2020  
Brief Title:    SACOG Green Region Program Grant MOU
From: Taro Echiburu, Director, Department of Community Services
Staff Contact: Kimberly Villa, Community Services Analyst, Department of Community Services, x8431

Receive update on the Sacramento Area Council of Governments Green Region Grant Program, and authorize the County Administrator to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Davis for implementation of the project which will fund electric vehicle charging station installation throughout the county. (No general fund impact) (Echiburu/Villa)
Recommended Action
  1. Receive update on the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) Green Region Grant Program; and
  2. Authorize the County Administrator to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Davis for implementation of the project.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Sustainable Environment
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
In August 2018, Valley Clean Energy, in conjunction with the City of Davis, Woodland, and County of Yolo, submitted an application for the “Electrify Yolo” Project to SACOG under the Green Region Program in the amount of $2,911,752, with a match of $377,248, or 11.47%. The Program has three main goals:
  1. Concentrated investment in electrification of the region’s transportation fleet to demonstrate technologies and our region’s interest in a zero emission transportation future;
  2. Showcase the region’s ability to coalesce around clean transportation technology and signal to the state of California that we know how to effectively invest in clean transportation, and we should receive additional funds to further this goal; and
  3. Work with other programs around land use, transportation demand management, smart cities and infrastructure, and equitable access for all in a cohesive and comprehensive way that helps our region achieve its air quality and greenhouse gas emission goals.
The Electrify Yolo Project scope includes professional services to site, design, permit, construct, and install between 15 to 40 Level 2 Chargers and 2 to 5 DC Fast Chargers in downtown areas within ½ to 5 miles of major freeway corridors in Yolo County, Davis, and Woodland locations. The Electrify Yolo Project will also fund purchase of 2 to 10 Mobile Chargers of the type similar to “EV ARC” solar standalone charging stations. The SACOG Board of Directors authorized the award for the Project in December 2018 for the full amount.

Fund Swap Agreement
Since the Project was approved in December 2018, staff from each of the jurisdictions and VCE have worked to develop a scope of work for a contractor to complete by the end of the grant period. As part of these efforts, SACOG recommended that the City of Davis perform a “fund swap” with SACOG. This would include the following: $2,912,000 in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funds from the Electrify Yolo Project Green Region grant award to replace an equal $2,912,000 in local funds into the Richards/I-80 Project. The City of Davis and SACOG agree that this exchange will have no net impact for funding implementation for either project. In other words, this is a “dollar for dollar” swap.

County-City of Davis MOU
In light of this swap of funds, the County now seeks a MOU with the City of Davis to provide the funding for the Electrify Yolo Project so that County staff can advance the process and release a Request for Proposals in Spring 2020, as well as complete the implementation of any charging stations by December 31, 2023. The County has already identified potential locations for the charging stations and will update the Board as progress continues toward completion. It is required that all charging stations funded through this grant program, regardless of jurisdiction, shall be networked and publicly accessible through the internet, shall meet ADA requirements, and shall utilize the same charging technology and infrastructure as all other charging stations.
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
Department of Community Services, Valley Clean Energy, City of Davis, County Counsel, and County Administrator's Office
Competitive Bid Process
A competitive bid process is not required at this time for this grant program or memorandum of understanding with the City of Davis.

Fiscal Information
No Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Impact of this Expenditure
Total cost of recommended action
Amount budgeted for expenditure
Additional expenditure authority needed $0
On-going commitment (annual cost)
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
Att. A. Presentation

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Eric Will (Originator) Eric Will 01/23/2020 11:16 AM
Taro Echiburu Taro Echiburu 02/14/2020 12:22 PM
Mindi Nunes Mindi Nunes 02/17/2020 05:48 AM
Patrick Blacklock Patrick Blacklock 02/18/2020 09:50 AM
Financial Services Mubeen Qader 02/18/2020 11:47 AM
County Counsel Hope Welton 02/18/2020 12:26 PM
Constance Robledo Constance Robledo 02/18/2020 01:05 PM
Form Started By: Eric Will Started On: 01/14/2020 03:04 PM
Final Approval Date: 02/18/2020
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