LJCPA 6/4/2020 Materials & Comments

IMPORTANT NOTE:

THIS MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 5PM INSTEAD OF THE USUAL 6PM, TO ACCOMMODATE THE SEVERAL PROJECT AND ISSUE ACTION ITEMS WITHOUT RUNNING TOO LATE. The agenda has also been rearranged to bring action items forward.

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If you have comments on these or other agenda items, you may submit them using the form at the foot of this page (following the list of recent comments).

Meeting Agenda

Trustee Minutes

Reports

Committee Minutes

Consent Agenda (unless pulled)

Action Item

304-306 Kolmar (Whitney)

Committee Appointments (action: ratify)

Open Streets Dining (may not require action)

Parks Master Plan (possible action: endorse P&B letter)

Slow Streets Program (possible action: recommendations to City)

Committee Reports

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Submitted Comments

5 comments on “LJCPA 6/4/2020 Materials & Comments

  1. Glen Rasmussen

    IN PUBLIC COMMENT:

    On behalf of Melinda Merryweather and myself, I’d like to report that the City has installed one of two crosswalks the CPA requested last year, across Neptune (at Windansea), between Playa del Norte and Playa del Sur, with yellow signs on both sides of the street. The second expected crosswalk will be at the foot of Playa del Norte, where the sidewalk on the north side of that street ends. I have a photograph of the new crosswalk if I can figure out a way to post it for everyone to see. Thanks to the City for installing this new crosswalk.

  2. TED HAAS

    Regarding 304-306 Kolmar: In my opinion this proposal does not fit the neighborhood’s character, but (1) this determination is purely subjective and (2) the area is slowly changing so maybe it would fit later. The carport issue is not relevant, as designed they comply and that is all that we should look to despite valid concerns that carports have a tendency to morph into garages. Anywhere else, this project would be approved.

  3. Aaron Brennan

    We must take this opportunity to make our neighborhoods less car centric and more people friendly. Think of all the wonderful plazas and squares you see in Europe and other places. We need this in San Diego/La Jolla.

    I 100% support multiple “slow streets” in La Jolla.

    As a former firefighter, there are few calls that are worse than vehicle versus pedestrian. Adding slow streets supports Vision Zero and means my still serving fellow firefighters will go on less of these calls. Which is good for all San Diegans.

  4. Tara Hammond

    My family and I use sidewalks to access both essential services and get much needed outdoor recreation that provides both physical and mental health benefits. With the recent implementation of social distancing measures, however, it has become difficult for me and my family to walk and bike safely while ensuring proper 6 foot social distancing from other people doing the same. Meanwhile, the reduction in typical traffic means that our streets have cars that are driving faster than ever, making the choice between a crowded sidewalk and fast-moving vehicular traffic both difficult and dangerous.

    To mitigate these challenges, I support that creating a few Slow Streets in La Jolla, reallocating the extra street space from the reduction in vehicular traffic for the use of people walking and biking in more neighborhoods. This has been done in other parts of the City by simply by placing “no through traffic” signs on some streets, and reducing the number of vehicular lanes and increasing pedestrian and bicyclist space on others. I request that the LJ CPA request the city to automate the pedestrian walk lights at traffic intersections across the city, because it is not safe to press pedestrian walk buttons and to practice safe hygiene.

    I would like to see La Jolla join the ranks of other forward-thinking communities that are implementing similar actions, such as Oakland, CA (Oakland is adding 5 miles of Slow Streets per week), Burlington, VT, Boston, MA, Denver, CO, and many others.

    Thank you!

  5. Bob Leach

    I support including Hillside Drive from Castella to via Siena on the list of the Slow Streets Program. My interest is as a bicyclist, as I have been riding from
    via Siena to Soledad Ave nearly every afternoon for a decade on my commute home from work. While the recently completed re-surfacing of three sections has improved my safety and comfort considerably, it remains a relatively dangerous and difficult road for both cyclists and motorists. It is steep, windy, narrow and has several blind curves and areas of degraded pavement.

    I’ve noticed that motorists resident on the street seem to watch out for me, but there is a lot of non-resident traffic that behaves differently and poses a hazard to me. This includes people driving erratically to admire the view (it’s wonderful), construction and service workers, and, worst of all, motorists avoiding congested major arteries. There have always been a fair number of cyclists (most of them going uphill) and the pandemic has witnessed a marked increase in the number of pedestrians. Cutting down on the number of motorists would help us all.

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