City of Chino

Staff Report

Approve an Amendment to the Cooperative Agreement allowing the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority to acquire property necessary for the State Route 60 at Central Avenue Interchange Project.


Department:Public Works DepartmentSponsors:


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  2. Amendment No. 1 - 15-1001091-01
  3. CoopAGTSR60atCentral Resolution-REV 1 (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)

Budget String

Revenue: Expenditure: 3207100-43640-R7200 Transfer In: Transfer Out:



On May 20, 2014, Cooperative Agreement R14050 (15-1001091) with San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA, formerly known as SANBAG) was approved by City Council for the improvement of the interchange at the SR-60 and Central Avenue (Project).  The SR-60 and Central Avenue Interchange is the third highest priority in the Measure I 2010-2040 Freeway Interchange Program.  The agreement addresses the specific roles and funding responsibilities for the planning, environmental, design, Right of Way (ROW), and construction phases of the Project.  The total cost of the project was estimated at $20,591,000.  SBCTA will be responsible for $8,097,036, and the City of Chino for a total of $12,493,964, with $11,369,507 funded by City’s Development Impact Fees, $999,517 from the County of San Bernardino, and $124,940 from the City of Montclair.



Under this agreement, SBCTA agreed to lead the Project development from the Project Initiation Document (PID) phase through construction of the project.  According to this agreement, SBCTA would lead the ROW phase and would acquire property and rights needed to construct and operate the Project.  The agreement references the California Transportation Commission (CTC) agency to hear Resolutions of Necessity (RONs) if required.  


On March 2, 2016, the SBCTA Board approved agreement 16-1001480 with Caltrans for Project planning, final design, and ROW phases of the project.  The agreement specifies that SBCTA is authorized to hear and adopt Resolutions of Necessity (RONs) for the Project if necessary.


Resolutions of Necessity (RONs)

Resolutions of Necessity (RONs) are formal decisions to use eminent domain to acquire properties needed for a project.  California Code of Civil Procedure section 1245.230 describes the required elements of the RONs, and a public hearing is also required to discuss the RONs and the proposed eminent domain action.



In order to reduce the risk of ROW related delays, streamline acquisition of property, and eliminate the inconsistency between the SBCTA cooperative agreements with Caltrans and the City, staff recommends the adoption of First Amendment to the Cooperative Agreement R14050 (15-1001091).  This amendment will allow SBCTA to acquire property necessary for the Project in SBCTA’s name; agreeing to SBCTA’s exercise of eminent domain; and agreeing to SBCTA’s conveyance by quit claim deed to the City of all Project acquired ROW located within the City’s jurisdictional boundaries.  There is no fiscal impact associated with this recommendation as sufficient ROW funding is programmed to cover the eminent domain process by SBCTA should it be required.




Meeting History

Oct 17, 2017 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft
MOVER:Tom Haughey, Mayor Pro Tem
SECONDER:Gary George, Council Member
AYES:Gary George, Paul Rodriguez, Eunice M. Ulloa, Tom Haughey
ABSENT:Earl C. Elrod