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File #: 20-1183    Version: 1 Name: CD2 - Speed Cushions
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/30/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/8/2020 Final action: 12/8/2020
Title: Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $5,600, offset by the Second Council District One-time District Priority Funds transferred from the Citywide Activities Department to install speed cushions on Florida Street from Cherry Avenue to Junipero Avenue in the Second District; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $5,600 to offset a transfer to the Public Works Department.
Sponsors: COUNCILMEMBER JEANNINE PEARCE, SECOND DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. 120820-R-36sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Public Works Department by $5,600, offset by the Second Council District One-time District Priority Funds transferred from the Citywide Activities Department to install speed cushions on Florida Street from Cherry Avenue to Junipero Avenue in the Second District; and

Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $5,600 to offset a transfer to the Public Works Department.

DISCUSSION
Florida Street is parallel to Retro Row, and faces not only high speeds of people surpassing 4th street, but also includes high traffic from delivery trucks. In the past several months, Council District 2 has received complaints of high speed traffic that has taken the lives of many neighborhood pets.

Since taking office in July 2016, Councilwoman Pearce has worked with staff to slow the traffic on Florida Street between Cherry Avenue to Junipero Ave. The Council office has had the street evaluated for new parking designs that did not get approved by the traffic engineer. Florida Street was selected as a residential street to be closed as part of the Open Streets Initiative.

After review by the Public Works Department, the street qualifies for speed cushions to mitigate traffic impacts. Studies have shown that speed cushions have been effective in reducing traffic fatalities by 44 percent including reduction of cars speeding through. The development of this traffic measure will enhance the safety of the neighborhood and ensure traffic flow slows down.

This matter was reviewed by Revenue Management Officer Geraldine Alejo on November 30, 2020

FISCAL IMPACT
This recommendation provides District Priority Funds to install speed cushions on Florida Street from Cherry Avenue to Junipero Avenue in the Second District. The total appropriation increase of $5,600 in the General Fund Group in the Public Works Department will be offset by a decrease of appropria...

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