CARMEL POLICE DEPARTMENTINTER-OFFICE MEMO TO: Mayor Burnett and Council MembersFROM: Jason Stilwell, City AdministratorDATE: March 28, 2013SUBJECT: Traffic Safety Advisory CommitteeIn 2002, the City's Community Traffic Safety Commission was established by Ordinance2002-02 and codified as Title 2, Chapter 2.39 of the Municipal code.At the City Council meeting of December 5, 2006, Council rescinded the Ordinance andreconstituted the Traffic Safety Commission as an
Council Traffic and SafetyCommittee. Ordinance 2006-04 was adopted, rescinding Chapter 2.39 of the MunicipalCode. The Traffic and Safety Committee was designed to meet on an as needed basisdepending on the number of traffic and safety issues and report to the council whenpolicy direction was needed. The problem was, an ad hoc committee, by definition, aremeant to focus on one issue or be time-limited and this ad hoc Committee has been inexistence for almost six years.As an alternative to meet the need for deliberation and advise on traffic related issues,staff is establishing a Traffic Safety Advisory Committee consisting of staff members thatreports directly to the City Administrator. The Committee shall consist of three staff members to include: the Public Safety Director; the Public Services Director; thePlanning Director; and additional staff as needed. This committee does not fall underthe definition of a "Legislative body" (Govt. Code 549529b). The cities of Martinez andSignal Hill have similar traffic advisory committees. The Committee shall meet on an as needed basis. The meetings will be posted for thepublic and concerned or affected citizens will be invited to attend or advised of issuesaffecting them as part of our community outreach. Staff will create and post agendas,record minutes, and prepare reports for the City Administrator. The meetings will beheld in the City Hall conference room. The Traffic Safety Advisory Committee shall have the following duties, responsibilities,and authority:1) To maximize traffic safety within the City.2) To develop rules and regulations for conducting its business and meetings inaccordance with the laws of the State and the City.