Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

DATE: MARCH 18, 2003

SUBJECT: LIMITED TWO (2) HOUR PARKING ZONE ON CREST ROAD

Staff Coordinator: Nicole Jules, Sr. Engineer

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1. Establish Limited Two (2) Hour Parking zone on Crest Road from Crenshaw Blvd. easterly to the Saint John Fisher Parish driveway.

2. Adopt Resolution No. 2003- _____, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes establishing limited parking on Crest Road from Crenshaw Blvd. easterly to the Saint John Fisher Parish driveway.

BACKGROUND

On September 30, 2002, the Public Works department received a letter from the Rev. Msgr. David A. Sork requesting a Two (2) Hour Parking zone on Crest Road; a copy of his letter is attached. The request states that Crest Road along the church property is being used as a “used car lot.” Staff has reviewed the street on several different days, both weekdays and weekends. Cars with “For Sale” signs were found parking along the church frontage on a long-term basis.

DISCUSSION

Crest Road is a public street and curbside parking is allowed unless otherwise posted. There is no defined traffic problem, as there have been no reported accidents in 2002. However, vehicles parked with “For Sale” signs can create a potential hazard, especially during peak hour periods. Not only does St. John Fisher have a heavy weekend traffic demand but also the a.m. and p.m. weekday school traffic is heavy.

At the December 9, 2002 Traffic Committee meeting, the Traffic Committee approved the installation of limited two (2) hour parking signs along Crest Road adjacent to the Church property. A copy of the approved meeting minutes are attached.

CONCLUSION

Adopting staff’s recommendation will establish a limited two (2) hour parking zone on Crest Road from Crenshaw Blvd. easterly to the Saint John Fisher Parish driveway.

FISCAL IMPACT

The recommended action will have no negative fiscal impact

Respectfully Submitted,

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Dean E. Allison
Director of Public Works

Reviewed, _________________________
Les Evans
City Manager

Attachments:
Rev. Msgr. David Sork letter dated 9/30/02
Response to Rev. Sork’s letter dated 9/30/02
Traffic Committee Meeting Minutes 12/9/2002
Resolution 2003-xx

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-__

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES ESTABLISHING LIMITED TWO (2) HOUR PARKING ZONE ON CREST ROAD FROM CRENSHAW BLVD. EASTERLY TO THE SAINT JOHN FISHER PARISH DRIVEWAY

WHEREAS, an engineering and traffic survey has determined that parking restrictions are warranted in accordance with the Rancho Palos Verdes Traffic Code.

THEREFORE, RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES:

Section 1. Approve and establishes a limited parking zone of two (2) hours on Crest Road from Crenshaw Blvd to the Saint John Fisher Parish driveway.

Section 2. Approves the installation of signs indicating the two (2) hour parking zones.

PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED THE 18TH DAY OF MARCH, 2003.

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MAYOR

ATTEST:

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CITY CLERK

State of California )
County of Los Angeles )ss
City of Rancho Palos Verdes )

I, JO PURCELL, City Clerk of The City of Rancho Palos Verdes, hereby certify that the above Resolution No. 2003- was duly and regularly passed and adopted by the said City Council at regular meeting thereof held on March 18, 2003.

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CITY CLERK
CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES