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TOWN OF ATHERTON
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2022
This is meeting is held virtually and in-person at the Council Chambers located on 80 Fair Oaks Lane Atherton, CA 94027
This meeting is being held via teleconference pursuant to Government Code section 54953(e) and in compliance with the Brown Act. Section 54953(e) permits the Town to hold a meeting during a proclaimed state of emergency via teleconference in order to determine whether as a result of the emergency meeting in person would present an imminent risk to attendees' health or safety. The public may participate in the Transportation Committee Meeting via Zoom Meeting or by attending in-person in the Council Chambers at 80 Fair Oaks Lane Atherton, CA 94027.
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1. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND ROLL CALL (5 minutes)
Transportation Committee Members: Vacant (Vice Chair), Christine David, Joe Davis, Sriram Iyer (Chair), Tom Owen.
Councilmember Liaison: Bill Widmer
Staff: Chief of Police Steven McCulley, Commander Dan Larsen, Sergeant David Metzger, PW Director Robert Ovadia
2. PUBLIC COMMENTS Public comment for items not on the agenda (10 minutes)
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES March 8, 2022
4. OLD BUSINESS – None.
5. REGULAR AGENDA
a. Set/confirm meeting schedule for the year R. Ovadia
The Committee will discuss the meeting calendar for the fiscal year. Meetings are scheduled on the second Tuesday of every other (odd) month and will act to confirm the meeting calendar.
b. Appointment of Chair/Vice Chair R. Ovadia
The Committee will act to appoint a Chair and Vice Chair for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year
c. Review and Discussion of Stockbridge Avenue/Alameda de las Pulgas intersection R. Ovadia
The Stockbridge Avenue/Alameda de las Pulgas intersection has been an area of concern related to safety for area residents. These concerns have been raised in the past to the Committee and to the Town Council both directly and through the outreach efforts associated with the Neighborhood Traffic Management Action Plan. The intersection is shared jurisdictionally with the County of San Mateo, and also borders the Town of Woodside. At its joint meeting with the Town Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee in November 2021, the Committee reviewed proposed joint application (with the County of San Mateo) for the funding of pedestrian crossing improvements at the Alameda de las Pulgas/ Stockbridge Avenue intersection. The proposal included the installation of a ladder crosswalk, rectangular rapid flashing beacon, pedestrian activated led advance warning signs, and associated improvements. The proposed crossing would a joint project with the County of San Mateo and would be located on the north leg where San Mateo County recently upgraded the access ramps. Unfortunately, the C/CAG Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee did not recommend funding for our project in the current round. Staff remains committed to seeking funding opportunities to support safety improvements at the intersection. This item provides the opportunity for the Committee to discuss the intersection, accident history (attached), potential improvements, and funding opportunities.
d. Review and consideration of reduced speed limit on Encinal Avenue in the vicinity of Encinal Elementary School R. Ovadia
At its November 2021 meeting, the Committee received a presentation from Menlo Park staff regarding their efforts to reduce speed limits in school zones by posting speed limit signs noting a 15 MPH limit when children are present within 500 feet of schools. In mid-June, Menlo Park staff advised Public Works staff that their Safe Routes to Schools taskforce met and received requests from parents and staff at the school to consider installing such signage in the vicinity of Encinal Elementary School. The City of Menlo Park is seeking support from the Town to implement the reduced speed limit in the vicinity of the school, particularly along Encinal Avenue. The Committee may discuss and recommend potential speed limit changes in the vicinity of Encinal Elementary School.
Exhibit of potential speed reduction zones (Encinal Elementary School)
6. STAFF REPORTS Sgt. D. Metzger
Police Traffic Unit (10 minutes)
a. Monthly report for March 2022
b. Monthly report for April 2022
c. Monthly report for May 2022
d. Monthly report for June 2022
These items discuss the monthly traffic reports for March - June of 2022.
7. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
8. PUBLIC COMMENTS
9. NEXT MEETING DATE Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Agendas and staff reports may be accessed on the Town website at www.ci.atherton.ca.us. Contact the City Clerk at 650.752.0500. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (650) 752-0500. Notification of 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting (29CRF35.104ADATitleII)
posted - 7-6-2022