MAY 3, 2005 STREET NAME CHANGES MAY 3, 2005 STREET NAME CHANGES

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

DATE: MAY 3, 2005

SUBJECT: STREET NAME CHANGES

RECOMMENDATIONS
    1. Adopt Resolution 2005-xx, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes changing street names within Tract 46651 to: Sea Terrace Avenue for both segments of existing Canal Avenue, Sea Breeze Avenue for existing Seabreeze Avenue and Sail View Avenue for existing Sea View Avenue.
    2. Authorize and direct the City Clerk to forward an official copy of the executed resolution in this matter to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Los Angeles County.

BACKGROUND

The street names for Tract 46651 were approved with a final subdivision map in 1997. Subsequent to approval, street name signs were installed by the developer with names on three streets differing from the official name or spelling. Over time property owners and visitors to the neighborhood have grown accustomed to the posted names rather than the official names. This action items adjusts the official name to match the posted names.

DISCUSSION

Table One compares the official street names, the street names shown on the existing street name signs in the Tract and the recommended official street names.

Table One

Street Names

Existing Official Name

Existing - Street Name Signs

Recommendation

Recommended Official Street Name

Canal Avenue

Sea Terrace Avenue

Change Official Name

Sea Terrace Avenue

Seabreeze Avenue

Sea Breeze Avenue

Change Official Name

Sea Breeze Avenue

Sea View Avenue

Sail View Avenue

Change Official Name

Sail View Avenue

A problem the differing names has caused is that commercial projects such as MapQuest.com recognize the official, rather than the posted name. Problems related to emergency response have not occurred.

The California Government Code provides, in section 34091.1, that whenever a city council finds that the existing name of any city street should be changed, the city council may adopt a resolution changing the name of such street. Section 34092 of the Government Code requires that whenever the name of any street is changed by the City that the city clerk shall promptly forward a copy of the resolution providing for such change of name to the board of supervisors of the county where the city is located. The City will also notify agencies such as the Postal Service, Fire Department, and Sheriff’s Office.

CONCLUSION

Adopting the staff recommendation will officially establish street names that are in common usage and familiar by the residents of the tract.

FISCAL IMPACT

The recommended action will have no fiscal impact

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Dean E. Allison

Director of Public Works

Reviewed,

Les Evans

City Manager

Attachments:

Exhibit ‘A’ – Map Showing Existing Official Street Names

Exhibit ‘B’ – Map Showing Changed Official Street Names

Resolution 2005-xx

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-xx

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES CHANGING THE STREET NAME OF VARIOUS STREETS.

WHEREAS, Changing the name of various streets within the City will eliminate conflicts between common use and official record; and

WHEREAS, The City Council finds that such street names as specified herein should be changed; and

WHEREAS, Section 34091.1 of the California Streets and Highways Code provides that whenever the City Council finds that the existing name of any city street should be changed, the City Council may adopt a resolution designating a name for, or change the name of, such street ; and

WHEREAS, Section 34092 of the California Streets and Highways Code requires that whenever the City Council changes the name of any street, boulevard, park, or place, the city clerk shall promptly forward a copy of the resolution, order, or other instrument providing for such new name to the board of supervisors of the county within which such city is situated.

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

Section 1. Street names within Tract 46651 are hereby changed to: Sea Terrace Avenue for both segments of existing Canal Avenue, Sea Breeze Avenue for existing Seabreeze Avenue and Sail View Avenue for existing Sea View Avenue.

Section 2. All previous resolutions, actions and orders establishing the name of the streets specified in section 1, hereof, within City of Rancho Palos Verdes are hereby rescinded.

Section 3. The City Clerk is hereby ordered to file certified copies of this resolution with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles.

PASSED, APPROVED, and ADOPTED this 3rd day of May 2005.

Attest: Mayor

City Clerk

State of California )

County of Los Angeles )ss

City of Rancho Palos Verdes )

I, Carolynn Petru, City Clerk of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, hereby certify that the above Resolution No. 2005-xx was duly and regularly passed and adopted by the said City Council at a regular meeting thereof held on May 3, 2005.

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City Clerk