Monday, June 25, 2012
Highway 1 improvement process moves forward
In regards to the Highway 1 matter in Council tonight, it went relatively well.
The vote was 4-1 in favor of pursuing funding for the Highway improvements, with only Sue voting no. I especially liked the way Pete opened up regarding his frustrations with the people who used to complain about how bad the highway traffic was, yet now were saying, "do nothing."
Caltrans had also indicated that the city needed to specify which of three following options was preferred: 1) concrete median; 2) landscaped median; 3) discontinue the project. The favored option was the landscaped median, although Council wanted to make it clear that it was simply the preferred alternative for now, and that it wasn't a final decision. The wording of the motion was -
"Give direction to staff to participate in the project development team, but reserve the final discussion until after the Final Environmental Impact Review is issued."
The motion passed with 3 yes votes (Mary Ann, Len, Ginny), 1 no vote (Pete, who didn't want to specify a preference), and one abstention (Sue).
Posted by Steve Sinai