Downtown Parking Reduction / Traffic Calming Special Meeting Wed June 24th

South San Francisco, CA   June 20, 2020  Submitted by the City of South San Francisco

 

Report regarding a resolution awarding a construction contract to Burch Construction Company of San Francisco, California for the Linden Avenue Phase I Traffic Calming Improvements Project (No. st1601) in an amount not to exceed $605,980.00 and authorizing a total construction budget of $908,970.00. (Angel Torres, Senior Civil Engineer)

Special City Council Meeting

  • Date: 06/24/2020 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

TELECONFERENCE MEETING NOTICE

 

 

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THIS MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS N-25-20 AND N-29-20 ALLOWING FOR DEVIATION OF TELECONFERENCE RULES REQUIRED BY THE BROWN ACT & PURSUANT TO THE ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER OF SAN MATEO COUNTY DATED MARCH 31, 2020 AS THIS MEETING IS NECESSARY SO THAT THE CITY CAN CONDUCT NECESSARY BUSINESS AND IS PERMITTED UNDER THE ORDER AS AN ESSENTIAL GOVERNMENTAL FUNCTION.

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3 comments for “Downtown Parking Reduction / Traffic Calming Special Meeting Wed June 24th

  1. Chris M.
    June 20, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    I have a question….

    Is there any explanation for “bulb out curb ramps” in the Linden Av. project?
    Wouldn’t such an unusual design narrow the roads at critical corners and thus back up traffic worse?

    Maybe they could use the $ to build more parking spaces in the downtown and Linden area? It took 3 weeks for us to find a parking space on Linden in that neighborhood and this was 6 or7am Saturday and Sundays when there were almost no stores open.

    No parking spaces, no ability to patronize the few stores that are considerate enough (and able) to open early for us

    indeed, the merchants we were headed for both asked where we’d been for the past few weeks and we had to tell them we just couldn’t find any place to park

    ok, even without the parking question, have they said what’ the purpose is of the roadway constrictions? it doesn’t seem like a good thing but maybe we’re overlooking something ? thanks for any info
    have great day,

    Chris M.

  2. Chris M.
    June 20, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    I have a question

    Is there any explanation for “bulb out curb ramps” in the Linden Av. project?
    Wouldn’t such an unusual design narrow the roads at critical corners and thus back up traffic worse? Maybe they could use the $ to build more parking spaces in the downtown and Linden area? It took 3 weeks for us to find a parking space on Linden in that neighborhood and this was 6 or7am Saturday and Sundays when there were almost no stores open. No parking spaces, no ability to patronize the few stores that are considerate enough (and able) to open early for us

    indeed, the merchants we were headed for both asked where we’d been for the past few weeks and we had to tell them we just couldn’t find any place to park

    ok, even without the parking question, have they said what’ the purpose is of the roadway constrictions? it doesn’t seem like a good thing but maybe we’re overlooking something ? thanks for any info
    have great day,

    Chris M.

  3. ML Jimenez
    June 22, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Email City Council
    Type in Subject Line: Item #2, Wed 6/24 meeting.

    Misuse of Measure A, C/CAG and City funds of $1 million dollars! Taxpayers approved Measure A funds for traffic relief. Linden is not problematic nor hazardous at these intersections. Our two major thoroughfares, Westborough/Chestnut and Hillside and ECR are a justification for use of these funds. Anyone living in SSF or visiting are very well aware of traffic congested areas. Placing this item on a Special Agenda is unjustified as well! What is so urgent to a non-existing problem? The only urgency is for once again City Council disrespect Old Town by quickly going through systematic process without due process. There is no reason listed by City in this proposal other than “traffic calming.” What is traffic calming? It is more of a traffic congestion plan by slowing traffic (more pollution) and not being inviting for bicyclists. I find City Council very disrespectful in not only ill decisions for Old Town but by also placing these types of issues on a Special Meeting. The City Council were elected to represent best interest of community and to encourage community input. Old Town has always been ignored instead of appreciative of its “old town” roots. Old Town has historical value which has now been destroyed and continues to be disrespected. Our voice is not important, respected nor valued. I invite every City Council member to walk along Linden Ave. Why do we not ever see anyone from City Hall walk around Linden area? Not one City Council member lives in Old Town. Would either one of you allow a high rise building with NO setbacks to be built next to your long generational home that has taken your natural sunlight away? I only ask for same respect as areas where you live. Is it too much to ask? Miller Ave btwn Linden and Cypress is a precursor to what SSF does not need! Graffiti, junk yard, boarded up empty buildings, weeds shoulder level, etc. Why?! Would you live in this area? Why does City Hall and Council think it is ok for us? We pay same taxes for same service requests. What happened to equality and inclusivity? Respect does not costs anything. It won’t cost into your individual pockets. I am hoping City Council and City representatives read these posts and take these posts into consideration especially nowadays with social media.

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