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File #: 20-1640    Version: 1 Name: Resolution Regarding Traffic Calming Process
Type: Resolution Status: Defeated
File created: 11/5/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/5/2020 Final action: 11/5/2020
Enactment date: 11/5/2020 Enactment #:
Title: Resolution Regarding Traffic Calming Process
Sponsors: Jane Lumm, Anne Bannister
Resolution Regarding Traffic Calming Process
Whereas, The City's Traffic Calming Program is a resident-driven process established in 1999 and is a valuable tool that empowers residents to improve safety on their neighborhood streets;

Whereas, City Council adopted an updated Traffic Calming Program on November 19, 2018 including affirming that City Council "maintains authority over Traffic Calming Program updates and approval of individual project plans before construction";
Whereas, The Traffic Calming Program is a 5-step sequential process that commences with a resident-initiated petition, includes two neighborhood meetings, and culminates with a vote on a Final Plan that reflects the neighborhood input received during the process;

Whereas, The Program stipulates that the initial petition identifies the area of interest and defines the Project Area as "all addresses adjacent to the area of interest and addresses 100 feet from where the project street intersects a local street";

Whereas, The Program stipulates that "cul-de-sac properties on streets intersecting the Project Area are notified for information, but are not provided a questionnaire or a final polling opportunity";

Whereas, The Program allows other corridor users beyond 100 feet on neighboring streets to attend the public meetings, but they are not notified or sent materials and do not have a vote on the Final Plan;

Whereas, Many neighboring residents who live beyond the currently defined Project Area frequently walk, bike and drive on the specific street being considered for Traffic Calming (as evidenced by 2/3 of the attendees at the Glenwood Meeting #2 being neighboring users, but not property owners in the Project Area), but they are excluded from the decision making in the current process;

Whereas, The limited Project Area definition has been a source of concern/frustration to neighboring residents in at least two Traffic Calming projects (Bluett; Glenwood) and likely o...

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