SAN RAMON TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
November 15, 2007
1. CALL TO ORDER
Committee Members Attending: Gordon Kimber, Steve Simmons, Jim McVay
Committee Members Absent: Harvey Riggs
Council Members Attending: None
Planning Commission Liaison: None
Teen Council Liaison: Lucas Ho
Guests Attending: Nigel Winsor & John Hill
Staff Members Attending: Lisa Bobadilla, PJ Dhoot, Leslie Chase, and Officer Goyich
The meeting was called to order by Vice Chair Steve Simmons at 6:30 p.m.
2. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
M/S/C/U (Kimber/McVay) to approve the minutes of the September 20, 2007 meeting as written (3-0).
M/S/C/U (Kimber/McVay) to approve the minutes of the October 19, 2007 meeting as written (3-0).
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
4.1 County Connection Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Status Report
PJ Dhoot reported that CAC met to discuss their new goal which they plan to take the Board at a later date. PJ shared an incident from a CAC member who sat on wet seat which was not corrected even after the driver was informed of the problem. As a result, suggestions were made to steam clean the seats on a regular basis and provide hand sanitizer. Suggestion was also made to start extending the service from BART stations to people working late.
Lisa Bobadilla requested PJ to bring the issue of the soiled seat to Councilmember Hudson since he is the representative of the Board.
4.2 Active Residential Traffic Calming Streets Status Report
PJ gave an update on the active residential traffic calming streets as follows: (1) Bollinger Canyon Road – awaiting response from Engineering (2) Windemere Parkway – speed limit issue that is still being addressed (3) Red Willow Road – work on educational campaign and increase police enforcement (4) Ensenada Drive – staff to initiate phase 1 implementation on traffic calming (5) Twin Creeks Drive – observations were completed and recommendations being discussed (6) Terra Alta/Greenich – traffic calming crosswalk and observations are underway (7) Bandol Way – did not meet the warrant for speed humps. Staff is waiting for a letter detailing requested measures.
Jim McVay brought about visibility issue on Canyon Creek and stated that drivers cannot see cars coming from Crow Canyon. Staff will look into this matter.
5.1 Public Hearing – Rutland Court Permit Parking Extension
Lisa Bobadilla gave a Power Point presentation on the Rutland Court Permit Parking Extension. Ms. Bobadilla provided a history of the permit parking program. She also discussed issues and concerns raised by residents of Rutland Court which include:
Lisa Bobadilla also reported that TAC, as part of the Weymouth Court permit parking extension, made recommendations to offset parking needs for Swim Meets by implementing a parking signage plan, mail out maps to guests of swim meets and place signage notifying motorists of parking spaces available in the Cal High rear parking lot.
Since the signage plan did not work, staff asked the TAC to consider the following recommendations:
Steve Simmons opened the public comment portion:
Nigel Winsor of Rutland Court stated that his wife’s caretaker has to park three to four blocks away and guests end up walking due to limited parking at Rutland Court especially on weekends. Mr. Winsor showed pictures as examples of the problems they encounter on Rutland Court including garbage left along the street. He also stated that that there is police parking enforcement on his street but is not done on a consistent basis.
Mr. Winsor indicated that there is plenty of parking in and around Cal High but Rutland Court is like a magnet that attracts people to park there. Finally, he noted that 100% the residents of Rutland Court support the 7-7-7 parking hours and asked the TAC to give them consideration.
Jim McVay and Steve Simmons concurred that the proposal to extend the permit parking hours makes sense. Gordon Kimber stated that the precedent has been established by the action on Weymouth Court and expressed his support for permit parking extension.
M/S/C/U (Kimber/McVay) to recommend approval of the extension of permit parking hours from 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week on Rutland Court (3-0).
Steve Simmons indicated that this item will go to the City Council for final approval. Lisa Bobadilla stated that she will recommend this item be scheduled on December 11, 2007 or this could be deferred to January 2008 depending on the City Council schedule. Upon approval, it will take between 4-6 weeks to complete the process (i.e., stenciling, signage, police notification, etc.)
Mr. Winsor thanked PJ for her assistance on this matter.
6. COMMITTEE MEMBER ITEMS
6.1. Committee Member Items
Steve Simmons reported that the radar speed display sign along San Ramon Valley Boulevard seems to work as drivers slow down when they see the sign. Officer Goyich concurred with Steve’s comment.
6.2 City Council Liaison Items
6.3 Planning Commission Liaison Items
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:12 p.m. The next regular meeting is scheduled for December 20, 2007 at the Planning Conference Room.