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File #: 2021-2817    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Action
File created: 6/30/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 8/24/2021 Final action: 8/24/2021
Title: Commission District(s): All Districts A Resolution of The Governing Authority of DeKalb County, Georgia Opposing Big Truck Size or Weight Increases
Attachments: 1. District 7 Commissioner Cochran-Johnson_Opposition to Big Trucks Resolution_2021.6.30 mcw, 2. Agenda Item Report, 3. Agenda Item Report, 4. Agenda Item Report

                                    

Public Hearing:  YES      NO                                                   Department: Board of Commissioners                                     

 

SUBJECT:

Title

Commission District(s): All Districts

A Resolution of The Governing Authority of DeKalb County, Georgia Opposing Big Truck Size or Weight Increases

Body

 

Information Contact: Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson

Phone Number: 404-371-2899

 

PURPOSE:

To adopt a resolution to oppose any increases in big truck length or weight, including specific exemptions, at the State or Federal level.

 

NEED/IMPACT:

A resolution to oppose any increases in big truck length or weight, including specific exemptions, at the State or Federal level. Increases in truck length and weight would exacerbate the existing underpayment for the infrastructure damage they cause, thus increasing their subsidization by municipalities and counties, amounting to an unfunded mandate. There is concern for the safety and welfare of motorists and the cost, quality and reliability of the County’s infrastructure, as well as the development of the County as one of the region’s premiere transportation hubs.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

N/A

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Recommended Action

To approve the resolution and authorize the chief executive officer to execute all necessary documents.