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File #: 20-0607    Version: 1 Name: 1st Hearing - Amendment Speed Zone Ordinance
Type: Agenda Item Status: Morning Session
File created: 5/22/2020 In control: Public Works & Planning
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action: 7/7/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: 1. Conduct first hearing on an Ordinance to amend Chapter 11.24 - Speed Limits of the Fresno County Ordinance Code, Sections 11.24.040 through 11.24.090, to reflect various changes to the Ordinance Code as a result of recent traffic studies; waive the reading of the Ordinance in its entirety; and set second hearing for August 18, 2020; 2. Designate County Counsel to prepare a fair and adequate summary of the proposed Ordinance; and 3. Direct the Clerk of the Board to post and publish the required summary in accordance with Government Code, Section 25124(b)(1).
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Vicinity Maps, 3. Speed Zone Ordinance, 4. Speed Zone Ordinance (Redline), 5. Speed Zone Ordinance Summary, 6. Additional Information


DATE: July 7, 2020

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
1. Conduct first hearing on an Ordinance to amend Chapter 11.24 - Speed Limits of the Fresno County Ordinance Code, Sections 11.24.040 through 11.24.090, to reflect various changes to the Ordinance Code as a result of recent traffic studies; waive the reading of the Ordinance in its entirety; and set second hearing for August 18, 2020;

2. Designate County Counsel to prepare a fair and adequate summary of the proposed Ordinance; and

3. Direct the Clerk of the Board to post and publish the required summary in accordance with Government Code, Section 25124(b)(1).
REPORT
The recommended actions pertain to 21 speed zones, or road locations, or portions of the road, defined by cross streets and/or the incorporated jurisdictional boundaries, 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. Three speed zones were studied to have a speed limit that will decrease by the amendment of the Ordinance. The remaining 17 speed zones consist of technical changes. The Vicinity Maps display locations that are either a new speed zone, or a speed zone with a speed change. The speed zones not displayed in the Vicinity Maps will have no change in speed limit. 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 actions are 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 $360 for materials and $5...

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