L to R: Sacramento City Councilmember Jay Schenirer, Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna, Mike McKeever (SACOG Executive Director), Marti Brown (Franklin Boulevard Business Association Executive Director), and
Mike Bokan (Bokan Bros. and Association President).
$443,000 SACOG Grant Application for a New Streetscape on Franklin Boulevard
In the summer of 2015, Marti prepared a SACOG grant application on behalf of the City of Sacramento to consider reducing Franklin Boulevard from four lanes (with a 'suicide lane') to two lanes, as well as including bifurcated bicycle lanes, more crosswalks, landscaped medians and sidewalks, and striped on street parking.
In December 2015, the SACOG Board of Directors approved a $443,000 grant to conduct a feasibility study, public outreach and complete preliminary engineering and design drawings for a new streetscape on Franklin Boulevard. In addition, Councilmember Jay Schenirer championed an additional $250,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds, as well as $150,000 in "Local Transportation" funds increasing the total project budget to $843,000. The project will begin in the fall of 2016.