Establishing a 40 MPH Speed Limit on Vista Grande Road

DATE: October 10, 2000
TO: Board of Supervisors
RE:Establishing a 40 MPH Speed Limit on Vista Grande Road

 

Summary:
Approval of this item would establish a 40 miles per hour speed limit on Vista Grande Road and certify this road for radar enforcement.

Recommendation:
CHAIRWOMAN JACOB
1) Find pursuant to Section 15301 (c) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines that the following actions are exempt from environmental review since they are a part of the operation of existing streets.

2) Establish a 40 miles per hour speed limit on Vista Grande Road between Hillsdale Road and Dehesa Road and direct that this speed zone be certified for radar enforcement.

3) Read title and waive further reading of the following Ordinance and introduce for further consideration and adoption on October 17, 2000:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 72.169 OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY CODE RELATING TO TRAFFIC REGULATIONS IN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO

Fiscal Impact:
These actions will result in no cost to the County.

Background
Vista Grande Road, which is located in the community of Rancho San Diego and serves as a main route for students traveling to and from Valhalla High School, is posted at 35 miles per hour. The County has been notified that under the currently posted speed limit, law enforcement officials cannot legally use radar to enforce the speed limit on Vista Grande Road.

The establishment of a 40 miles per hour speed limit on Vista Grande Road would allow for the use of radar to provide speed enforcement on this road. Approval of this item would establish a 40 miles per hour speed limit on Vista Grande Road and certify the road for radar enforcement.

Respectfully Submitted,

DIANNE JACOB
Chairwoman