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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 9

Meeting Date: July 12, 2005

Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution approving the Speed Limits for Sycamore Avenue, Apricot Way, sections of Empire Avenue and Second Street within the City of Brentwood.

Prepared by: Engineering: R. Craig/B. Silva

Submitted by: Engineering: B. Grewal

RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a Resolution approving the speed limits for Sycamore Avenue, Apricot Way, sections of Empire Avenue and Second Street within the City of Brentwood.

PREVIOUS ACTION
On February 10, 2004, City Council approved Resolution No. 2004-30, to establish speed limits on various roadway segments.

BACKGROUND
The California Vehicle Code Sections 22354, 22355, 22357, 22358 and 40802, requires local agencies to perform engineering and traffic surveys in order to enforce the speed limit by the use of radar.

Whenever the local agency builds new roadways, the local agency may by ordinance determine and declare the speed limit found most appropriate with an engineering traffic survey. To provide proper circulation and improve safety for the public, staff performed engineering and traffic surveys for Sycamore Avenue, Apricot Way, sections of Empire Avenue and Second Street within the City of Brentwood.

After analyzing the engineering and traffic survey, the Traffic Engineer determined the recommended speed limits of 30 miles per hour for Sycamore Avenue, Apricot Way and the portion of Second Street between Brentwood Boulevard and O’Hara Avenue. The Traffic Engineer is recommending that the speed limit on Empire Avenue between Lone Tree Way and Shady Willow Lane be posted at 35 miles per hour. The City Engineer has accepted these recommendations.

FISCAL IMPACT
The cost of installing appropriate speed limit signs is included in the City’s Public Works operating budget.

Attachments:
Resolution
Vehicle Speed Surveys
Speed Survey Site Map

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO APPROVE THE SPEED LIMITS FOR SYCAMORE AVENUE, APRICOT WAY, SECTIONS OF EMPIRE AVENUE AND SECOND STREET WITHIN THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD.


WHEREAS, Division 11, Chapter 7, Article 1 of the California Vehicle Code (Section 22348 et seq.) provides the mechanism for local authorities to “determine and declare” a prima facie speed limit on the basis of an engineering and traffic survey; and

WHEREAS, Title 10, Chapter 10.04 of the Brentwood Municipal Code (Section 10.04.010 et esq.) describes a procedure for the establishment of such regulations; and

WHEREAS, engineering and traffic surveys were prepared in June 2005; and

WHEREAS, after analyzing the engineering and traffic survey, the Traffic Engineer determined the recommended speed limits from the surveys.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood, that the prima facie speed limit determined by the engineering and traffic survey is hereby declared as follows:

Street Name Recommended Speed Limit
Sycamore Avenue 30 mph
Apricot Way 30 mph
Empire Avenue (Lone Tree Way-Shady Willow Lane) 35 mph
Second Street (Brentwood Boulevard-O’Hara Avenue) 30 mph

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Manager is hereby authorized to give direction to the City Engineer, per the California Vehicle Code Regulation, to establish the appropriate speed limits and to install the appropriate speed regulation signs.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 12th day of July 2005 by the following vote:

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