Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

SUBJECT: NEIGHBORHOOD TRAFFIC CALMING STUDY –

SOUTH EASTVIEW COMMUNITY

Staff Coordinator: Nicole Jules, Sr. Engineer

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  1. Authorize the expenditure of $9,870 for traffic engineering services related to the South Eastview Neighborhood Traffic Calming Study;
  2. Adopt Resolution No. 2003- ; approving a budget adjustment of $9,870 to the Traffic Management Budget for preparation of the South Eastview Neighborhood Traffic Calming Study.

BACKGROUND

For the past several months, staff has been working very closely with the residents of the South Eastview Community to address their concerns related to traffic. The initial request for traffic calming originated with petitions from residents who lived on General Street and Trudie Drive. It was determined that any traffic calming measure implemented on either street would create a "spill-over" effect to the other streets within the neighborhood. The Traffic Committee formed a sub-committee to work directly with residents to achieve a viable solution to their traffic issues.

The sub-committee, including representatives from the Lomita Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, three members of the Traffic Committee, City Staff and two representatives of the South Eastview neighborhood, met on two occasion to devise potential solutions that the entire neighborhood would benefit from. It was at the last sub-committee meeting that the idea of restricting left-turn movements from Miraleste Drive to Via Colinita would be a viable, low-cost, first-step, approach.

The recommendation to restrict left-turn movements was presented to the Traffic Committee at its October 27, 2003 regular meeting. The Committee voted (6-0) to not install the turn restriction signs but requested staff to prepare a comprehensive neighborhood traffic calming study that would include all streets in the South Eastview neighborhood as well to coordinate with the City of Los Angeles and Caltrans.

DISCUSSION

The City’s consulting Traffic Engineer, Willdan, is currently funded to be on staff one day a week to address traffic issues on a citywide basis. Additional time, other than once a week is needed to prepare the study. Willdan has submitted a proposal to conduct a thorough neighborhood traffic calming study. The proposal, attached to this report, includes coordination with the community, data collection, development of recommendations, and presentation to the Traffic Committee. Willdan’s estimated cost for these services is $9,870.

CONCLUSION

Approving staff’s recommendation to retain Willdan will result in a comprehensive neighborhood traffic calming study.

FISCAL IMPACT

The estimated total cost to conduct the South Eastview Neighborhood Traffic Calming study is $9,870. Funding for this project is not included in the adopted FY03-04 Budget. The attached resolution provides the necessary funding utilizing General Funds.

At the beginning of the fiscal year, the FY03-04 estimated General fund revenues in excess of adopted expenditures were $83,510. The calculation of available anticipated revenues is presented below. Appropriations that cannot be funded within this year’s available anticipated revenues will have to be drawn from the General fund reserve. The calculation of the projected General fund reserve available for appropriation is also presented below.

Estimated General fund revenues in excess of adopted expenditures, FY03-04

83,510

     

Less additional appropriations:

 

7/1/2003

Student & The Law

(20,406)

7/15/2003

CORE Deputies

(61,500)

     

Estimated available General fund revenues, FY03-04

1,604

     
     
     

Estimated General fund reserve, 6/30/03

8,191,171

     

Less:

Policy Reserve Level

(5,859,703)

9/16/2003

Temporary Full-Time Engineer

(64,000)

     

Estimated General fund reserve available, 7/1/03

2,267,468

Submitted by, Review by,

___________________________

Les Evans City Manager

__________________________

Dean E. Allison Director of Public Works

Attachments:

Willdan’s Proposal

Resolution 2003-

RESOLUTION NO. 2003-__

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS

VERDES, AMENDING RESOLUTION 2003-42, THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION

FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003-04, FOR A BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TO THE CITY’S GENERAL FUND

WHEREAS, Section 3.32 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code provides that all expenditures in excess of budgeted allocations must be by supplemental appropriation of the City Council; and

WHEREAS, on June 3, 2003, the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes adopted Resolution 2003-42, approving a spending plan and authorizing a budget appropriation for the 2003-04 fiscal year; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary for the City to allocate additional funds for preparation of the South Eastview Neighborhood Traffic Calming study,

WHEREAS, a budget increase in the Traffic Management Fund is necessary to authorize the expenditure of additional funds for the project.

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

The following adjustments be made to the General Fund – Traffic Management Program budget:

Traffic Safety #001-304-35 Professional/Technical Srvcs $9,870

PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED THE 18th DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2003.

___________________________

MAYOR

ATTEST:

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CITY CLERK

Resolution No. 2003-

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 November 18, 2003

CIITY CLERK

CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES