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Infrastructure

The Brea Chamber believes in a well maintained community infrastructure supporting economic expansion and the efficient movement of people, goods and services. To continue to be economically sound, Brea and North Orange County must strive for infrastructure systems that meet the growing needs of the business community and the general populace while enhancing the community’s overall quality of life.

Local Infrastructure

The Brea Chamber of Commerce is actively supportive of the city’s plans to build an additional downtown parking structure to cater to the needs of the downtown merchants and Brea residents. With the recent dismantling of local redevelopment agencies the funding source for this project is currently in question. As the city moves forward with the dissolution of the Redevelopment Agency and formation of the successor agency, they remain positive about the prospect of the new downtown structure.

The City Council recently took action to go forward with pre-qualification package for a design-build contract of a two-bay, four-story Superblock Parking Structure. The Brea Chamber of Commerce spoke in favor of this move and continues to work with the city on behalf of the downtown merchants. For more information on this proposal please contact the City of Brea Community Development Department at (714) 990-7689 or the Brea Chamber of Commerce at Karalee@breachamber.com or (714) 529-4938.

Federal Transportation Reauthorization

A Transportation Reauthorization bill will provide funding for infrastructure projects throughout the country and is essential to the local development of transportation projects. The Current Reauthorization expires on March 31, 2012. Both the House and the Senate have proposed packages, local agencies such as OCTA and Mobility 21, the U.S. Chamber and the Brea Chamber of Commerce are encouraging passage of a bipartisan productive legislation.

For the latest on the Transportation Reauthorization, Click Here.

RTP/SCS

Every few years Southern California is mandated by the federal government to develop their 20 year master regional transportation plan. Because of recent changes to state law, local planning, including housing is now also a required part of this plan. The Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategies must be completed and adopted in order for Southern California to apply for and receive federal funding for local infrastructure. By working collaboratively with local agencies including cities and transportation agencies a draft plan has been approved and is now up for adoption.

To view the plan or for more information please visit the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) website.

Set ONTario Free

The Brea Chamber of Commerce has signed on to support the Set ONTario Free Campaign, a movement to transfer the management of Ontario International Airport away from Los Angeles World Airports and restore local control to the City of Ontario. For more information on this campaign, please visit www.SetONTarioFree.com.