SAN RAMON TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
November 20, 2008
1. CALL TO ORDER
Committee Members Attending: Jim McVay, Walt Trembley, Peter Rathman
Committee Members Absent: Gordon Kimber, Harvey Riggs, Steve Simmons
Council Members Attending: None
Planning Commission Liaison: None
Teen Council Liaison: None
Guests Attending: Robert Martin, Paul Koenig
Staff Members Attending: Lisa Bobadilla, Leslie Chase, PJ Dhoot
With the absence of Chair Kimber and Vice Chair Riggs, Lisa Bobadilla asked the three committee members to appoint a TAC member to chair the meeting. She also indicated that without a quorum, the committee could discuss items on the agenda but cannot take any action.
M/S/C/U (McVay/Rathman) to appoint Walt Trembley to chair the meeting.
The meeting was called to order by Chair Trembley at 6:30 p.m.
2. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Due to lack of a quorum, the approval of the October 16, 2008 meeting minutes was deferred at the next TAC meeting scheduled in December.
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
4.1 Public Hearing
PJ Dhoot gave a Power Point presentation on the 9920-9936 Broadmoor Drive Permit Parking extension. The presentation included the history of the permit parking program which was established in 1983. In May 2005, there was a City Council moratorium on permit parking until Cal High construction is completed. PJ Dhoot discussed the TAC concerns which include the following:
The following are options for the TAC to consider:
The committee discussed the parking situation at Cal High on weekends and observed that the Cal High parking lot was underutilized. There was discussion that the extension of Broadmoor parking hours will push parking onto other streets so staff may have to look into permit parking extension on other streets.
Lisa Bobadilla said that City Council considers parking extension on a case by case basis. She also stated that staff will review the Cal High parking situation after the completion of construction at Cal High.
Lisa Bobadilla also stated that staff could offer other Broadmoor residents the extension of permit parking hours at the December meeting but will be handled separately from the current request. Additionally, any request for parking extension would have to go through the process of Public Hearing.
Robert Martin of Broadmoor Drive submitted the petition from residents who stated were very eager to sign the petition and be a part of the process. They all feel good about their concerns being heard.
Walt Trembley read the two letters submitted by Mr. Martin:
Jim McVay informed staff that he noticed that the Cal High Parking lot was locked on weekends. Staff responded that they will clarify this with Cal High.
Paul Koenig, resident of Broadmoor Drive, indicated that he is also in favor of the proposed extension of permit parking hours. Mr. Koenig indicated that the parking lot at Cal High is closed when there are no scheduled events on weekends. He staff to verify the school policy. Mr. Koenig stated that people not utilizing the Cal High parking lot has nothing to do with the Cal High construction.
Mr. Koenig stressed the importance of an aggressive police enforcement especially on weekends. He added that if people know that they will get a parking ticket, the word will get around and it will have an impact. Mr. Koenig stressed that the extension of permit parking is good but police enforcement is vital.
Lisa Bobadilla stated that extension of permit parking on Broadmoor Drive will be presented at the December 18, 2008 meeting. The TAC will make the final recommendation at this meeting.
4.2 County Connection Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Status Report
Lisa Bobadilla stated that discussion on this item will be deferred at the December meeting due to Harvey Riggs’ absence.
4.3 Active Residential Traffic Calming (RTC) Streets Status Report
PJ Dhoot gave a status of the active RTC streets as follows:
4.4 Radar Speed Display Sign Monitoring Update and New Location Analysis
PJ Dhoot reported that this item will be deferred to the December meeting since the Chair and Vice Chair who were both active on the implementation of the Radar Speed Display signs were not present at this meeting.
5. COMMITTEE MEMBER ITEMS
5.1. TAC Annual Report to the City Council
Lisa Bobadilla stated that staff would like to provide TAC annual staff report to the City Council from the TAC chair with plans to present the report to the City Council at its meeting in January 2009. This item will again be included on the December agenda.
5.2 Yarmouth Way Turn Restriction Request.
PJ Dhoot reported that residents of Yarmouth Way have raised concerns on cut-through traffic and speeding from students/parents travelling through Cal High. She also provided some background which included mitigation plans from the TAC (i.e. 25 mph signage, center line, parking edge lines, signage/striping plan and additional selective enforcement during Cal High bell times).
PJ stated that traffic counts must be conducted to determine the impact of the proposed turn restrictions on the overall circulation of the surrounding roadways. She discussed the RTC policy which prohibits the installation of mitigation measures that would divert greater than 10% of the volume onto other street. The analysis will be presented to the TAC for further discussion and recommendation at the December meeting.
6. COMMITTEE MEMBER ITEMS
Lisa asked the committee if anyone is interested in representing the TAC and be a part of the Bicycle Pedestrian Plan to review the final plan. The committee meets four times a year. Lisa Bobadilla also asked the committee to come at 5:30 pm for the TAC Holiday dinner with the regular meeting starting at 6:30 pm.
6.1. Committee Member Items
5.2 City Council Liaison Items
5.3 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 December 18, 2008, location to be determined.
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