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SCR-111 Douglas Stephen Franco Memorial Bridge.(2017-2018)

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Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 111
CHAPTER 226

Relative to the Douglas Stephen Franco Memorial Bridge.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  September 11, 2018. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SCR 111, Leyva. Douglas Stephen Franco Memorial Bridge.
This measure would designate a specified overcrossing on Interstate 10 in the City of Colton as the Douglas Stephen Franco Memorial Bridge. The measure would also request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering the cost, to erect those signs.
Fiscal Committee: YES  

WHEREAS, Douglas Stephen Franco served with the utmost distinction as a resident engineer for projects conducted for the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) between 1995 and 2017; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Franco earned the respect of the public, elected officials, and colleagues for his problem solving abilities, his willingness to listen and take action, his sensible and creative approaches to construction challenges, his fair and kind treatment of staff and coworkers, and his quick wit and pleasant disposition in the work environment; and
WHEREAS, During his accomplished tenure as a resident engineer, Mr. Franco made tremendous contributions to the San Bernardino Valley through major improvements to the Interstate 215 Widening Projects, the 5th Street Overcrossing, and the Interstate 10 and 210 Freeways; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Franco began his career working as an engineer for the California Department of Transportation, Division of Structures, launching more than 25 years of service, including 22 years with a construction management consulting firm, dedicated to improving the quality of life for the residents of southern California through enhancing the transportation system; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Franco earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the Loyola Marymount University; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Franco valued family and friends, especially time spent with his two sons, Zachary and Jacob; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Franco passed away too soon on June 12, 2017, at 48 years of age; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Franco’s long-standing service and stalwart commitment to transportation in the Inland Empire makes it truly appropriate for the Interstate 10 Pepper Avenue overcrossing, Bridge Number 54-1324 EA 08-1E030, Post Mile 20.96, in the City of Colton to be named in his honor; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature recognizes the contributions of Douglas Stephen Franco to the people of the State of California and designates the Pepper Avenue overcrossing, Bridge Number 54-1324 EA 08-1E030, Post Mile 20.96, in the City of Colton as the Douglas Stephen Franco Memorial Bridge; and be it further
Resolved, That the Department of Transportation is requested to determine the cost of erecting the appropriate signs, consistent with the signing requirements for the state highway system, showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering the cost, to erect those signs; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the Director of Transportation and to the author for appropriate distribution.