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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."


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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