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File #: 19-1337    Version: 1 Name: 2nd Hearing - Amendment of the Fresno County Ordinance Code to Modify the Chapter on Speed Limits
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/24/2019 In control: Public Works & Planning
On agenda: 11/5/2019 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #: Ordinance No. 19-022
Title: Conduct second hearing on an Ordinance to amend Chapter 11.24 - Speed Limits of the Fresno County Ordinance Code, Sections 11.24.010 through 11.24.100, to reflect various changes to the Ordinance Code as a result of recent traffic studies; and waive the reading of the Ordinance in its entirety.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Vicinity Maps, 3. Ordinance No. 19-022, 4. Additional Information
DATE: November 5, 2019

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Steven E. White, Director
Department of Public Works and Planning

SUBJECT: Amendment of the Fresno County Ordinance Code to Modify the Chapter on Speed Limits

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Conduct second hearing on an Ordinance to amend Chapter 11.24 - Speed Limits of the Fresno County Ordinance Code, Sections 11.24.010 through 11.24.100, to reflect various changes to the Ordinance Code as a result of recent traffic studies; and waive the reading of the Ordinance in its entirety.
REPORT
The recommended action pertains to 13 road locations, or portions of the road defined by the boundaries, otherwise known as speed zones, within the boundary of Fresno County. One new speed zone was studied for an established speed limit and is proposed for adoption into the Ordinance. One speed zone was studied to have a speed limit that will increase. One speed zone was studied to have a speed limit that will decrease. One speed zone will revert to the maximum speed limit of 55 miles per hour (MPH), and will be removed from the Ordinance. The remaining nine speed zones consist of technical changes. The Vicinity Maps display four locations that are either a new zone, a zone with a speed change, or a zone reverting to the maximum speed limit of 55 MPH. The speed limits are intended to improve traffic safety and service for consistency with existing conditions. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

If the recommended action is not approved by your Board, the Speed Limits chapter of the Fresno County Ordinance Code will remain unchanged.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no Net County Cost associated with the recommended actions. The estimated cost to install or replace speed limit signs is $1,020 for materials and $400 for labor and equipment for a total estimated cost of $1,420. Sufficient appropriations and estimated revenues are included in the Department of Public Works and Planning - Roads Org 451...

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