SAN RAMON TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
January 18, 2007
Planning Conference Room
2226 Camino Ramon
1. CALL TO ORDER
Committee Members Attending: Gordon Kimber, Steve Simmons,
Tom McClean, Harvey Riggs
Committee Members Absent: None
Council Members Attending: Scott Perkins
Planning Commission Liaison: None
Guests Attending: Phil Mouser
Staff Members Attending: Lisa Bobadilla, PJ Sekhon, Leslie Chase
The meeting was called to order by Chair Gordon Kimber at 6:30 p.m.
2. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
M/S/C/U (Kimber/Riggs) to approve the minutes of the December 16, 2006 meeting with the following amendments:
(a) Page 2.3 paragraph 7, first sentence to read: Ben Chamberlain, Weymouth Court resident, generally opposes permit parking extension but with exception of Weymouth Court.
(b) Page 2.4 paragraph 5 to read: Gordon Kimber would like to consider the parking issue before looking into speeding problem along Weymouth Court.
(c) Page 2.4 paragraph 6 to read: Steve Simmons commented about the parking issue being a continuing problem and how it is unique from the rest of the streets.
(d) Page 2.5 paragraphs 3 & 4 to replace the word motion to vote, to read: "The vote was carried 2-2".
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
Phil Mouser of Veracruz Drive raised the issue of flashing beacon at the Iron Horse Trail and Montevideo Drive. Tom McClean stated that he was going to bring up this issue to the TAC. Staff indicated that the City is aware of the problem and will make the appropriate adjustments to the flashing beacon. Staff will provide an update to Phil Mouser and the TAC.
4. NEW BUSINESS
4.1 Transportation Advisory Committee Work plan
Lisa Bobadilla discussed in detail a list of projects/programs staff will embark in 2007. She is seeking feeback from the TAC. The list includes:
Regional Transportation Planning/Projects
§I-680 Auxiliary Lanes Project
§Tri-Valley Transportation Fee Nexus Study
§Measure J School Bus Program
§Transportation Planning Land Use Grant – Iron Horse Trail Corridor Analysis.
Councilmember Scott Perkins stated that the City should establish its
position as to what kind of Tri Valley Transportation Committee (TVTC) fee is
appropriate prior to the TVTC meeting in February 2007. Councilmember Perkins
also suggested to bring this item to the Finance Committee, TAC, and Planning
staff before it is presented to the City Council.
Councilmember Perkins commented on the Transportation Planning Land Use Grant stating that the key is to demonstrate that there is a substantial benefit on traffic.
2. Local Transportation Planning/Projects
§I-680 Norris Canyon on/off ramps projects
§Northwest Specific Plan
§Dougherty Valley Transit Service
§Cal High Parking Study
§Implementation of new Residential Traffic Calming Program Toolkit and Process
Harvey Riggs requested TAC to agendize Auxiliary Lane from Bollinger Canyon Road to Alcosta Boulevard to continue discussion on this item that is not currently funded. Councilmember Perkins indicated that if the TAC wants to pursue this matter that if it will require SWAT and TVTC consensus.
3. Recurring Transportation Program/Activities
County Connection Citizen Advisory Committee
Active Residential Traffic Calming
Safe Routes To School Program
Street Smarts Program – Phase III High School Program
4.2 Measure J School Bus Program Citizen Advisory Committee
Lisa Bobadilla reported that PTA members expressed interest in Measure J Citizen Advisory Committee. The City Council will appoint a new member at its January 23, 2007 meeting. The new member(s) will be invited to attend the TAC meeting.
4.3 Honorary Street Name
Lisa Bobadilla will provide detailed information at the February TAC meeting.
5. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
5.1 County Connection Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Status Report
Harvey Riggs reported on the County Connection CAC 2007 work plan which focuses on three items. The items will be forwarded to County Connection Board for their information:
a) Review existing bus stops to see how they can be improved to be user friendly.
b) Development of marketing plans for routes with low ridership and make recommendations to CCCTA marketing department.
c) Study the routes to see that there is a degree of maximum efficiency.
Harvey Riggs stated that he took County Connection Route 135 and observed that the stops are well situated. He also observed that the stop is not close enough to the medical facilities. There was discussion about expanding the bus routes to service medical facilities and other service areas using multiple funding sources.
5.2 Active Residential Traffic Calming Streets Status Report
PJ distributed aerial maps showing locations related to traffic calming streets. Terra Alta/Athens Drive requested an all way stop sign and observations were scheduled. The main concern is motorists speeding as they come down the hill to Alcosta Boulevard. Harcourt Way, a local residential street, did not meet the speed hump warrant analysis. Country View HOA and Bandol Way requested traffic calming. PJ completed the traffic counts and determined that the speed hump warrants were not met in both locations. PJ also reported that Canyon Crest Drive met the 75% petition requirements for speed humps installation.
6. COMMITTEE MEMBER ITEMS
6.1. Committee Member Items
Tom McClean inquired if the Cal High committee is still meeting to discuss the parking situation at Cal High. Tom McClean reported there are problems with students parking at Biddleford Drive, specifically the recent fights.
6.2 City Council Liaison Items
Councilmember Perkins stated that he would like to see an action plan for the towing ordinance and which locations are designated as tow away zones. Staff will provide summary at the February meeting.
Lisa Bobadilla reported that the City Council will hold a public hearing to consider permit parking extension at Weymouth Court.
6.3 Planning Commission Liaison Items
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m. The next regular meeting is scheduled for February 15, 2007 at the Planning Conference Room.