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File #: ID 20-001432    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/15/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/22/2020 Final action:
Title: ***BILL NO. 48 (Intro. 10/15/2020) (For adoption) - Amending the uncodified ordinance to adopt changes and additions to the official list of designated special speed zones for various streets within the City of Fresno pursuant to Section 14-1501 of the Fresno Municipal Code (Citywide) (Subject to Mayor's Veto)
Sponsors: Public Works Department
Attachments: 1. 20-001313 Amended Ordinance, 2. 20-001313 Proposed Speed Limit Changes & Additions - 2020
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REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL


October 15, 2020


FROM: SCOTT L. MOZIER, PE, Director
Public Works Department

THROUGH: ANDREW J. BENELLI, PE, City Engineer/Assistant Director
Public Works Department

BY: JILL M. GORMLEY, TE, City Traffic Engineer/Traffic Operations & Planning Manager
Public Works Department


SUBJECT
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***BILL NO. 48 (Intro. 10/15/2020) (For adoption) - Amending the uncodified ordinance to adopt changes and additions to the official list of designated special speed zones for various streets within the City of Fresno pursuant to Section 14-1501 of the Fresno Municipal Code (Citywide) (Subject to Mayor's Veto)

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RECOMMENDATIONS

Staff recommends that the attached Special Speed Zone Ordinance be introduced at this time, prior to the final adoption at the next scheduled meeting of the City Council.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The purpose of this item is to introduce an amended Ordinance to update the official list of designated special speed zones pursuant to Section 14-1501 of the Fresno Municipal Code (FMC). The update is to reflect speed changes and additions which have been made due to development, increased traffic volumes, annexations, locations left off of previous ordinance and construction of new streets and various locations in the City of Fresno. Engineering and traffic surveys have been completed for each speed zone listed, in order to determine speed limits which are "reasonable and safe" as defined in accordance with the requirements of the California Vehicle Code (CVC).

BACKGROUND

The CVC authorizes local authorities to determine and regulate speed limits on streets under local jurisdiction, subject to certain requirements. Pursuant to CVC Sections 22357 and 22358, speed limits may be adopted in five (5) miles per hour (mph) increments ranging from 25 mph to 65 mph, and must be justified on the basis of engineering and traffic surveys. At the local level, FMC Section 14-1501 provides for an Official List of Special S...

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