File #: 16-188    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 4/29/2016 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority/Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 6/6/2016 Final action: 6/6/2016
Title: SUBJECT: Introduction of an Ordinance Dealing with No Parking Zones and Freight and Passenger Loading Zones REPORT IN BRIEF Consider recommendations from the Traffic Committee approving the addition of a no parking zone along West 14th Street, and the alteration of an existing no parking zone on the north side of East 20th Street to a loading zone. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion introducing Ordinance 2459, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, Amending Section 10.28.230, "No Parking Zones," and Section 10.32.050, "Freight and Passenger Loading Zones - Locations," of the Merced Municipal Code.
Attachments: 1. Proposed Ordinance, 2. Location Map - West 14th Street, 3. Location Map - East 20th Street, 4. TC Request #16-004 (West 14th Street), 5. TC Request #16-010 (East 20th Street), 6. Minutes Excerpt - March 8, 2016

 

Report Prepared by: Jamie Cruz, Secretary II, Engineering

 

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SUBJECT: Introduction of an Ordinance Dealing with No Parking Zones and Freight and Passenger Loading Zones

 

REPORT IN BRIEF

Consider recommendations from the Traffic Committee approving the addition of a no parking zone along West 14th Street, and the alteration of an existing no parking zone on the north side of East 20th Street to a loading zone.

 

RECOMMENDATION

City Council - Adopt a motion introducing Ordinance 2459, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, Amending Section 10.28.230, “No Parking Zones,” and Section 10.32.050, “Freight and Passenger Loading Zones - Locations,” of the Merced Municipal Code.

 

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ALTERNATIVES

1.  Approve, as recommended by the Traffic Committee; or,

2.  Modify ordinance for introduction; or,

3.  Deny.

 

AUTHORITY

This request amends the designated no parking zones listed in Merced Municipal Code (MMC) Section 10.28.230.  This request also amends the freight and passenger loading zones listed in MMC Section 10.32.050.

 

The California Vehicle Code (CVC) gives a local body (or official) jurisdiction for traffic control devices, provided the devices are installed in accordance with the State Traffic Manual.

 

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES

Not applicable.

 

DISCUSSION

As a result of the March 8, 2016 meeting, the Traffic Committee approved a no parking zone along the south side of West 14th Street, west of “V” Street (see Attachment 2).  The no parking zone was requested by the City of Merced Site Plan Review Committee due to an expected increase in traffic from the proposed automotive shop to be located at 1535 West 14th Street.

 

Also as result of the March 8th meeting, the Traffic Committee approved altering an existing no parking zone on the north side of East 20th Street, just east of G Street, to a freight and passenger loading zone (see Attachment 3).  The item was requested by the property owner due to parking conflicts and traffic congestion caused by freight vehicles blocking the parking lot of the shopping/office complex (see Attachment 5).  As part of Traffic Committee’s approval, the committee stipulated the installation of the curb markings and any applicable signs would be paid for by the applicant.

 

IMPACT ON CITY RESOURCES

No appropriation of funds is needed.

 

ATTACHMENTS

1.  Proposed Ordinance

2.  Location Map - West 14th Street

3.  Location Map - East 20th Street

4.  TC Request #16-004 (West 14th Street)

5.  TC Request #16-010 (East 20th Street)

6.  Minutes Excerpt - March 8, 2016