When completed, the city’s historic resource survey will not designate any properties as historic landmarks — only the City Council, with the consent of the property owner, can do that — but it will help educate residents on the history of their homes and neighborhoods. Continue reading “Property Survey Shaping Up as History Lesson for Homeowners”
San Marino experienced a 5.3% increase in reported Part 1 (violent and property) crimes in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, while also having a nearly 10% increase in arrests year-over-year. Continue reading “Burglaries Mar Q2 Crime Stats, but Arrests Up”
The City Council finally voted to retain — for now — its earmark from Metro to fund and coordinate a project to alter traffic flow where Atlantic Boulevard intersects with Huntington Drive and becomes Los Robles Avenue, hopefully devising the plan in a way that gives relief to residents along the San Marino portion of the roadway. Continue reading “Council’s Traffic-Flow Priorities: at Problem Intersection, Near Schools”
San Marino’s ongoing historic resources survey — the city’s first — is expected to be presented in final form to the City Council in October, after which the report is slated to become the newest tool for the Planning and Building Department and local residents. Continue reading “Survey Will Provide a History Lesson About Local Structures”
Seeking clarity on a series of votes at the previous meeting, municipal staff members will ask the San Marino City Council to essentially re-vote on its decisions regarding Metro-funded traffic proposals that officials and the public have been weighing throughout the year. Continue reading “City Council to Clarify Its Votes on Traffic Proposals”
It was perhaps a bit ironic that the City Council last week voted to do away with much of the L.A. Metro-sponsored traffic improvement proposals before an audience reflecting the greatest diversity of public opinion toward those would-be projects. Continue reading “Suspicion About Metro Steers Traffic Discussion”
The San Marino City Council voted piecemeal recently to toss out proposals to synchronize traffic signals and most of the county transportation authority’s other suggestions involving Huntington Drive intersections, but chose to move forward with refining options that would target school sites.
The council remains gridlocked on how to handle the Atlantic Boulevard-Huntington intersection, and failed to consider proposals regarding Sierra Madre Boulevard altogether. Both topics will be taken up at the Friday morning meeting on July 26. Continue reading “Council Dismisses Most of Metro’s Ideas on Traffic Flow”
The San Marino City Council will expedite its discussion of proposed traffic plans that would be funded by L.A. Metro by including the item in its meeting on Wednesday night, July 10, which would be likely to produce a larger audience than its morning meeting on July 26, when the topic was to have been addressed. Continue reading “For Residents’ Sake, City Council Moves Traffic Discussion to July 10”
By a narrow margin, the San Marino City Council voted last week to move forward with a traffic circulation study, which is slated to begin in August.
With the awarding of the contract on a 3-2 vote, the Los Angeles office of Iteris Inc. was formally tasked with preparing a comprehensive evaluation of San Marino’s traffic circulation, which will include traffic modeling, the identification of capacity constraints, an analysis of system conditions, the identification and prioritization of traffic-related needs and the preparation of possible improvements or enhancements to the city’s traffic system. The contract will be for $149,840. Continue reading “City Orders a Diagnosis of Its Traffic Circulation”
The Public Safety Commission plans to preview updated traffic plans to the public at its next meeting, rescheduled to Monday, July 22, ahead of the date when the City Council plans to finally take a formal look at the proposals.
The meeting’s location was not immediately set, but it’s unlikely to be in the City Council chambers, as customary. Commissioner Jeff Boozell observed that, as with this week’s meeting attended by about 100 people, public interest will necessitate a larger location to accommodate the audience. Continue reading “City Provides Response to Traffic Plan Queries”