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Imperial City Council to consider traffic study

March 06, 2001|By ANTHONY LONGORIA, Staff Writer

IMPERIAL — Traffic along Imperial Avenue here may soon come under scrutiny as the Imperial City Council reviews a proposal at its meeting Wednesday for a traffic study on Imperial Avenue.

San Diego-based Darnell & Associates, Inc. has proposed a four month study that would investigate congestion and speeding along Imperial Avenue at the intersections of 12th, 14th and 15th streets.

A fee proposal for the study promises to not exceed a total of $2,620.

The council will also hold a first reading of an ordinance regarding the formation of a traffic commission.

At a previous meeting, interim City Manager Lyle Alberg suggested that a traffic commission be incorporated to address the city's traffic needs.

The five-member commission would hold public hearings and make recommendations for action by the City Council.

Also on the agenda will be a review of the office of public works/planning director.

Alberg has proposed a reduction of duties for the position as he felt the current one "too inclusive of too many duties."

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The new description would rename the office as director of public works and share more duties with the office of city manager.

The council will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in council chambers.

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