Board wants more discussions with suppliers about new rule changes
When Council meets on Tuesday, it will feature several important requests from Council members, as well as more work on the city’s housing element.
At the request of Council members Caroline Thorosis, Jesse Zwick and Oscar de la Torre, the City has been directed to report to the Council within 60 days on the cost and timing of a pilot program to complement the City’s Vision Zero plan.
Statistics show that road vehicles are the leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 14 in Los Angeles County, and so Santa Monica has adopted a plan known as Vision Zero in an attempt to reduce serious motor vehicle injuries and deaths. .
The plan includes improving signal safety at selected intersections, prohibiting right-hand traffic at red lights at all pedestrian diagonal crossings in downtown Santa Monica, reprogramming traffic lights to operate in “pedestrian recall” mode (a timing feature that triggers the walking phase). for automatic activation every cycle) and use “periodic pedestrian interval” (which gives pedestrians an advantage of a few seconds when entering an intersection with a corresponding green signal in the same direction of travel) at 10 priority intersections, together with better use of pedestrian frequency data .
In addition – and again at the request of Thorosis, Zwick and de la Torre – city officials were asked to investigate and contact authorized street vendors regarding proposed changes to sidewalk vending regulations in the city. This gathering of information will also include a minimum of 20-day public comment period prior to any changes to the Sidewalk Trading Administrative Rules or proposed changes to the Board’s agenda.
City staff will also be asked for opinions on several important issues, including vending cart compliance, enforcement practices, improved signage, expanded allowed vending opportunities and areas, and methods for designating designated vending areas.
Another item for lengthy discussion at Tuesday evening’s meeting will be the Public Housing Element Act. Santa Monica adopted the housing element last year after a controversial process that allowed more than 4,000 housing units to enter the project almost seamlessly. To maintain control over additional development, the City must make various policy changes by predetermined deadlines, and several housing rezoning programs must be completed by October 15 of this year.
The Board will discuss a range of proposed amendments implementing the Housing Element programs and processing timelines, including determination of completeness of application, verification of compliance with the code for both projects with 150 units or less and projects with more than 150 units, and the time frame for obtaining a final decision.
Finally, at the request of Mayor Glim Davis, the City Council will discuss the subject matter itself, reinforcing the idea that the 16 Points should only provide political direction and that no resolutions or ordinances should be drafted or drafted until there is a Council majority. gives directions to the city manager and/or city attorney.
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