ISSUANCE OF REVOCABLE PERMITS FOR USE OF DEDICATED STREET AREAS FOR INTERSECTION REPAIR PROJECTS
Binding City Policy
Section 1. The Council finds:
1. On April 29, 1998, City Council passed Ordinance No. 172207, which authorized the City Traffic Engineer to review and issue revocable permits to applicants for neighborhood projects that are similar in scope to the demonstration “Intersection Repair” project at SE 9th Avenue and Sherrett Street, and provided conditions for these permits.
2. On September 19 2001, City Council passed Ordinance No. 175937, which authorized the City Traffic Engineer to update the criteria by which Intersection Repair Projects are reviewed and issued revocable permits to applicants for neighborhood projects at intersections. Changes include increasing the combined traffic volume entering an intersection from 1,000 vehicles per day (vpd) to 2,500 vpd; clarifying language regarding the petition of support to reflect the intention that the two-block condition related to properties with frontages on the affected streets, and allowing the City Traffic Engineer the authority to adjust those boundaries when appropriate; and other changes that do not affect the content of the conditions and are housekeeping in nature.
3. The continued success of this type of community building project has demonstrated the need for expanding eligible locations to include mid-block location on similarly classified, low-traffic Local Service Streets.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:
a. Accept the proposed changes to the Conditions of Revocable Permit to Modify City Intersections, attached as Exhibit A, and direct the City Traffic Engineer to review and issue revocable permits to applicants for neighborhood projects that meet the applicable terms and conditions.
b. Administrative rule number C.13 within TRN-8.08 Encroachments in the Public Right-of-Way shall be updated to reference this ordinance.
c. This ordinance is binding City policy.
Section 2. The Council declares that an emergency exists because of the seasonal nature of the work that would be done if a permit were granted, delay in approval would push work out to spring of 2016; therefore, this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the Council.
Link to Exhibit A - Revocable Permit to Use Dedicated Street Areas (PDF Document, 225 kb)
Emergency Ordinance No. 187193, passed by City Council and effective June 17, 2015.