Safety Improvements for Traver Elementary
November 6, 2014
Safety Improvements for Traver Elementary

Students now have a much safer way to get to school in the community of Traver. The purpose of this project was to improve the safety for school aged children who walk and ride buses to the Traver Elementary School. This community improvement project consisted of the design and construction of new concrete and asphalt sidewalks and other safety improvements on the east side of Canal Drive between Merritt Drive and Elkhorn Avenue, adjacent to the school.

County Making Intersections Safer
November 6, 2014
County Making Intersections Safer

Starting in late 2015, road crews contracted by Tulare County will begin a project intended to make the Road 68 and Avenue 304 intersection safer, along with 108 additional intersections across unincorporated Tulare County.

They’ll do that with nearly $2.5 million from the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program.

The Tulare County Resource Management Agency appoints Michael Washam as the new Planning Director
October 28, 2014
The Tulare County Resource Management Agency appoints Michael Washam as the new Planning Director

Tulare County Resource Management Director, Michael Spata, has appointed Michael Washam as the County’s new Resource Management Agency’s Planning Director.

Tulare County Appoints Spata as Resource Management Agency Director
October 14, 2014
Tulare County Appoints Spata as Resource Management Agency Director

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors has appointed Mike Spata as the County's new Resource Management Agency (RMA) Director.Board of Supervisors Chairman Phil Cox said Spata's proven track record as Assistant RMA Director was the deciding factor in his appointment as Director. "Based on his experience within the department, the Board is confident Mike will do a fantastic job leading RMA," said Cox.

Housing Element 2015
October 3, 2014
Housing Element 2015

State law requires Housing Elements throughout the State be to periodically updated.  The 5th cycle hosing element due date for Tulare County and the 8 incorporated cities in December 31, 2015. For the housing element schedule visit: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/hpd/hrc/plan/he/housing-element-update-schedule.pdf

The Tulare County Resource Management Agency Operates on a “Business Model”
October 2, 2014
The Tulare County Resource Management Agency Operates on a “Business Model”

Applied to the Tulare County Resource Management Agency (RMA), a “Business Model” is one that defines and markets its Mission as being “Open for Business” (1) by strategically (proactively) managing for public results with a customer-service focus; (2) by expeditiously and effectively delivering these results within a collaborative, cross-functional, team-based, and continuously improving organization; and (3) by measuring performance with accountability (i.e., without excuses) by retaining, creating, increasing, and capturing public value.

Pixley Complete Streets Draft Document
September 24, 2014
Pixley Complete Streets Draft Document

The Tulare County Resource Management Agency (RMA) is committed to fully integrating modal options in its General Plan and various Community Plans within Tulare County. This includes supporting projects that enhance walking and bicycling infrastructure. Additionally, RMA will improve access to public transportation facilities and services.

Measure R Funding Plan-Transportation Projects
September 9, 2014
Measure R Funding Plan-Transportation Projects

In collaboration with the Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG), the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrative Officer, the Resource Management Agency (RMA) prepared the proposed Measure R Funding Plan for transportation projects to be built in the unincorporated area of Tulare County.

New Kings River Bridge Dedicated
September 4, 2014
New Kings River Bridge Dedicated

It’s hard to fathom, but 66 years ago the Kings River-Avenue 416 bridge did not exist, Tulare County Supervisor Steve Worthley said to a group of about 50 people last Friday.The man most responsible for seeing to it that the bridge was built was R.B. Oliver, who served on the Board of Supervisors from 1931-1951.R.B. Oliver believed a crossing to serve the greater northern Tulare County region was not only warranted, it was badly needed. Worthley said his “vision” was to make the bridge happen.

Tulare County Hopes Incentives Will Lure Movie Producers
August 29, 2014
Tulare County Hopes Incentives Will Lure Movie Producers

Tulare County is hoping producers from the big, and small screens, will choose the South Valley as their next big shooting location. Now there is a new amendment to a state law may help them lure more filmmakers.