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File #: 16-0571   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 4/11/2017
Title: Introduce an Ordinance to Amend Sections of Sunnyvale Municipal Code Title 10 for Revision in Traffic Control Authority and Rescind Resolution No. 203-95 and Related Amendments Designating Speed Limits for Certain Streets and Multi-Way Stops, and Adopt New Speed Limits Resolution
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 203-95, 2. Amendments to Resolution No. 203-95, 3. California Road System (CRS) Maps, 4. Roadway Segment Locations for Reduced Speed Limits, 5. New Speed Limit Resolution, 6. Ordinance
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Introduce an Ordinance to Amend Sections of Sunnyvale Municipal Code Title 10 for Revision in Traffic Control Authority and Rescind Resolution No. 203-95 and Related Amendments Designating Speed Limits for Certain Streets and Multi-Way Stops, and Adopt New Speed Limits Resolution

Report
BACKGROUND
In August 1995, the Division of Transportation and Traffic along with the Enforcement and Traffic Engineering Analysis Team from University of California, Berkley reviewed the previous City Traffic Engineering and Traffic Safety functions. This review led to the revision of the Sunnyvale Municipal Code to delegate authority for some traffic control decisions to the City Transportation and Traffic Manager (also known as the City Traffic Engineer) with the City Council hearing appeals of decisions delegated to staff. Decisions to install multi-way stop signs and designate speed limits remained with the City Council. The primary goal for the 1995 revision was to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of traffic safety programs.

On October 31, 1995, the City Council adopted an ordinance to revise Sunnyvale Municipal Code Title 10, updating the traffic control authority of the City Traffic Engineer and the City Council. Simultaneously, City Council adopted Resolution No. 203-95 designating speed limits for City streets and multi-way stops at certain intersections (see Attachment 1). Following the adoption of Resolution No. 203-95, amendments to the resolution (see Resolution Nos. 159-97, 192-97, 114-98, 170-02, 159-03, 632-14, 640-14, 662-14, and 795-16 - attached as Attachment 2) were also approved by City Council between 1997 to 2016.

EXISTING POLICY
Sunnyvale Municipal Code - Title 10:
Chapter 10.04.050. Appeals of City Traffic Engineer Determinations.

Chapter 10.08.190 requires that City Council approve by resolution all installations of three or four-way (multi-way) stop sign controls and designating streets as through streets or sto...

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