Friday, October 05, 2007

District 10 Traffic Calming Meeting, November 7, 2007

City to hold series of traffic calming meetings
Source: Almaden Times, Oct. 11, 2007

At the Sept. 18 city council meeting, the members unanimously agreed to hold a series of residential traffic calming meetings with the various communities that make up San Jose.

Chaired by District 6 Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio, the outreach meetings are set to begin in early October and be completed by the end of November. It’s likely meetings will be held in each council district, although areas that merge may hold combined meetings.

A report will be written by Oliverio and the Department of Transportation following the completion of the meetings and presented to the Transportation and Environmental Committees in December for inclusion in next year’s budget.

The meetings are the result of previous council recommendations regarding traffic calming that were adopted by the council in June 2001. According to the background of Mayor Chuck Reed’s memo recommending the series of meetings, the changes enacted in 2001, while having served the city well, may no longer be viable with today’s traffic and because some of the police department’s tools are no longer available.

The District 10 meeting is scheduled for Nov. 7 at the Almaden Winery Community Room, 5730 Chamberlin, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Stephanie Holm in the District 10 office, (408) 535-4910.

Click here to read the official press release.

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