Transportation Advisory Committee
SAN RAMON TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
August 18, 2011
Main City Hall Conference Room
2226 Camino Ramon, San Ramon
1. CALL TO ORDER
Committee Members Attending: Peter Rathmann, Harvey Riggs, Greg Schniegenberg, and Jim McVay
Committee Members Absent: Victoria Harris, Steve Filson
Council Members Attending: None
Planning Commission Liaison: Jeanne Benedetti
Teen Council Liaison: None
Guests Attending: None
Staff Members Attending: Lisa Bobadilla, PJ Dhoot, Amy Dhaliwal
The meeting was called to order by Peter Rathmann at 6:30 pm.
2. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
M/S/C/U (Riggs/Schniegenberg) to approve the July 21, 2011 meeting minutes as written (4-0).
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
4. NEW BUSINESS
4.1 Street Smarts School Year 2011-2012 Update
The SRTS federal grant also funded a safety video, and last year’s safety video one a Telly award, so the goal is to generate a new safety video for the upcoming school year as well. Another major goal for upcoming school year is to revamp the high school “It Happens” program entirely, and what Streets Smarts is doing differently is engaging the San Ramon Valley Teen Council and the City of San Ramon Teen Council to create the new program. The two Teen Councils are going to team up together and present the outline of the program to the Street Smarts Advisory Committee in the Fall, and then will take the recommendations of staff and the advisory committee to implement the program in the Spring. The final goal is to seek funding from the SRTS grant given by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), the grant has already been submitted, and if we do received the funding it will be available in fiscal year 2012-2013.
Harvey Riggs asked if the program is a regional or city specific. Ms. Bobadilla said it was valley-wide.
Peter Rathmann asked what the level of participation is for these programs. Ms. Bobadilla said that the participation for these programs is strong, and school administrators support the program
Mr. Riggs asked if the program extends to Dublin. Ms. Bobadilla said no since the street smarts program is a valley-wide program.
Mr. Rathmann then moved on to the next new business item.
4.2 Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Advisory Committee Liaison
5. UNFINISHED BUSINESS5.1 County Connection Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Status Report
Lisa Bobadilla reported on the item.
Ms. Bobadilla said that the County Connection has consolidated the CAC committee into the CAC/Accessible Services Advisory Committee. Mr. Riggs resigned from the committee when this happened, and the City of San Ramon has not appointed someone to that committee. Ms. Bobadilla said she will check what the roles and responsibilities of the new committee, and will inform it to the TAC after she meets with the County Connection staff as well as City of San Ramon staff members.
Peter Rathmann moved on to the next item.
5.2 Active Residential Traffic Calming Streets Status Report
PJ Dhoot reported on the item.
Castleton Drive: Staff received a complaint from a resident along Castleton Drive stating that motorists do not stop at the stop sign at Castleton and Cuenca Drive. Mrs. Dhoot mentioned that this stop sign was put in using the RTC stop sign warrant criteria, and this criteria required lower vehicle volumes than the standard stop sign warrant. She has requested that the Traffic Patrol Division conduct selective enforcement of the stop sign and provide feedback. Mr. Harvey Riggs asked if citations given for violating the stop sign are enforceable; Mrs. Dhoot responded that the citations are valid because the City Council adopted the RTC stop sign warrant as an official warrant.
Arlington Way: Staff received a complaint regarding speeding by residents in the area. To date the police has not issued any citations, however the officers have provided feedback on the ideal placement of the radar trailer to capture accurate speeds. The major concern brought forth by the resident is that local neighbors speed as they come home from work.
6. COMMITTEE MEMBER ITEMS
6.1 Committee Member Items
Mr. Riggs said that he noticed parking at the post office has improved which an issue was brought up at the last TAC meeting. He stated that there is now better signage and striping in the area.
Ms. Bobadilla said that the next TAC meeting will be held at the new City of San Ramon Permit Center at 2401 Crow Canyon Road.
6.2 City Council Liaison Items
6.3 Planning Commission Liaison Items
6.4 Teen Council Liaison
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m. The next Transportation Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for September 15, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Conference Room.