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December 13th, 2023 at 10:30 AM

Minutes | Regular Meeting



MINUTES OF December 13, 2023

10:30 a.m.



City of Brawley

Tyler Salcido

City of Calexico

Esperanza Colio-Warren

City of Calipatria

Laura Gutierrez

City of El Centro


City of Holtville

Nick Wells

City of Imperial


County of Imperial


County of Imperial


Imperial Irrigation District

Manuel Ortiz

City of Westmorland



David Aguirre


STAFF PRESENT: Cristi Lerma, Maricela Galarza, Katie Luna, Angela Delgadillo


OTHERS PRESENT: Alejandro Lopez, Bryan Ott, Nick Ventrilla: Caltrans, David Salgado: SCAG



The following minutes are listed as they were acted upon by the Imperial County Transportation Commission Management Committee and as listed on the agenda for the meeting held Wednesday, December 13, 2023, together with staff reports and related documents attached thereto and incorporated therein by reference.


I.                    CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

Chair Colio-Warren called the meeting to order at 10:28 a.m., roll call was taken, and a quorum was not present. The meeting began with reports.


II.                  EMERGENCY ITEMS

There were none.


III.                 PUBLIC COMMENTS

There were none.


IV.                CONSENT ITEMS


A quorum was not present. No action was taken.


V.                  ACTION CALENDAR


A quorum was not present. No action was taken.


VI.                REPORTS


A.                  ICTC Executive Director

o   Mr. Aguirre had the following updates:

o   All ICTC Executive Directors updates can be found on page 53.


B.                  Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)  

o   Mr. Salgado had the following updates:

o   SCAG DRAFT Connect SoCal 2024: The plan was developed through a four-year planning process involving rigorous technical analysis, extensive stakeholder engagement, and robust policy discussions with local elected leaders. Information about the draft plan can be found at and a copy of the plan is available for review at the SCAG Imperial Regional Office.

o   SCAG 2024 SAVE THE DATE! 2024 REGIONAL CONFERENCE & GENERAL ASSEMBLY: SCAG will host the 59th annual Regional Conference & General Assembly on May 2-3, 2024, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert.

o   SCAG 2024 General Assembly Delegate and Alternate Selection: SCAG sends an email to all cities asking for respective councils to take action to appoint a specific General Assembly Delegate and an Alternate. Only the selected Delegate and Alternate will be allowed to vote at the conference. All elected officials are invited to attend the SCAG General Assembly and Annual Conference. Elected Officials and City Managers are comped on registrations.

o   SCAG updates can be found on page 68.


C.                  Caltrans Department of Transportation – District 11

o   Mr. Lopez Rangel had the following updates:

o   SR-98 Widening Project: Stage 3 is underway with completion estimated in January 2024. Completion of Stage 4 is estimated for Spring 2024.

o   I-8, SR-78 Bridge Rehab at Various Locations: Work at Brock Research Center Rd has begun and is anticipated to be completed by December 2023.

o   I-8 Roadside Safety Improvements: Work at the All-American Canal is anticipated to be completed by December. Work at Brock Research Center Rd has begun and is nearly complete. The Palo Verde locations have an anticipated start of early December.

o   Clean California Projects: Bus shelters have been delivered to the cities.

o   SR-111 Roadside Improvements: The construction start date is January 2024.

o   SR-86/Customs & Border Protection Checkpoint Expansion: The environmental studies are being prepared by ICTC/CBP and will soon be sent for review. Caltrans will assist ICTC in coordinating upcoming meetings. Caltrans has received all the required documents.

o   Project Study Report: Forrester Road Improvements: The document is anticipated to be completed by early spring of 2024.

o   2025 Active Transportation Program (Cycle 7):

o   California Transportation Commission (CTC) Allocation and Approval Requests: Friday, January 19, 2024 – deadline for the next CTC meeting (March 21-22, 2024)

o   Unique Entity Identifier (UEI): Calipatria, Westmorland, and Imperial County have not confirmed their UEI.

o   All Caltrans updates can be found on page 70.


VII.              The next meeting is scheduled for January 10, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. tentatively at the City of Calipatria and via Zoom Meeting for non-voting members and the public.  



                The meeting was adjourned at 10:48 a.m.