TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL
HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION
FROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
DATE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2005
SUBJECT: REGULATION OF VEHICLE PARKING ON PUBLIC STREETS
Provide direction to the Traffic Safety Commission and Staff regarding the extent of parking regulations the City Council is interested in having the Commission address.
The former Traffic Safety Commissionbegan discussing the issue of recreational and oversized vehicles parking on public roadways in March 2004, without conclusion. The new Traffic Safety Commission discussed this subject at their June 2005 and July 2005 meetings. Some Commissioners support restricting on-street parking of recreation and oversized vehicles based on aesthetics and property values, while other members believe that the Commission should focus strictly on safety, and impose parking restrictions based upon roadway geometrics.
In addition, informal discussions at several Mayor’s Breakfasts have indicated there may be an interest in having the Traffic Safety Commission study restricting overnight parking of any vehicle on a public street (as is the law in Rolling Hills Estates).
Staff believes that it would be helpful for the City Council to provide clear direction to the Commission regarding the extent of the parking regulations that should be studied. The issues appear to include:
Attached is a chronology of actions taken by the Traffic Commission and Traffic Safety Commissionand portions of the June 2005 and July 2005 Traffic Safety Commission minutes related to parking issues.
Dean E. Allison
Director of Public Works