In the ongoing effort to make sure that East County continues to improve its transportation options four committees have been created. Oakley representatives serve on all four. These committees meet the second Thursday evening of each month at 801 Wilbur Avenue in Antioch (the headquarters building of Tri Delta Transit) at 6:30pm.
The TRANSPLAN Committee was created in 1991 to serve as a multi-jurisdictional transportation planning and coordinating group for the eastern portion of Contra Costa County. TRANSPLAN coordinates and represents East County’s interests in the Measure J, (originally Measure C) transportation planning and growth management process enacted by voters in 1988. The TRANSPLAN committee is made up of elected officials and planning commissioners from Oakley, Antioch, Brentwood, Pittsburg and the County.
East Contra Costa Regional Fee & Financing Authority – Transportation impact fees are collected from new development to help fund projects that mitigate the impact of that development on the regional transportation system. A regional fee was first implemented in East County in 1994, when the East Contra Costa Regional Fee & Financing Authority (ECCRFFA) was formed by the Cities of Antioch, Brentwood, and Pittsburg, and Contra Costa County. When Oakley incorporated in 1999 we became a member. The ECCRFFA Board of Directors now has 5 members consisting of one representative each from the City Councils of Antioch, Brentwood, Pittsburg and Oakley and the County Board of Supervisors.
The fee was designed so that new development would contribute toward a series of regional transportation improvements, primarily the State Route (SR) 4 Bypass and the widening of SR 4 through Pittsburg and Antioch. Working with the member agencies and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), ECCRFFA has successfully used fee revenue to construct the SR 4 Bypass, as well as provide partial funding for the ongoing widening of SR 4.
State Route 4 Bypass Authority – In 1989 Contra Costa County and the Cities of Antioch and Brentwood created the State Route 4 Bypass Authority (Authority) through a Joint Powers Agency Agreement. This agency was established to administer and set policy for the State Route 4 Bypass project, one of three projects funded by the East County Regional Transportation Fee program. The SR4BPA Board of Directors now has 4 members consisting of one representative each from the City Councils of Antioch, Brentwood and Oakley and the County Board of Supervisors. The County Public Work Department provides the lead technical support with input and assistance from the City Public Works Departments.
eBART Partnership Policy Advisory Committee (ePPAC) – The ePPAC provides policy direction for the project development phase, and reports and recommends to the BART and CCTA Boards of Directors. . The ePPAC Board of Directors consists of the elected officials from TRANSPLAN, Central County and the BART Board of Directors.
Jim Frazier is Oakley’s elected representative on each of these committees.