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Saturday, March 22, 2008

City Council Agenda for March 25, 2008

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Doug Burr Revamps Traffic Safety Initiatives

A group of San Ramon residents, led by Doug Burr were seeking to have the city of San Ramon add 11 stop signs in the Windemere neighborbood and reduce the speeds to 30 miles an hour for all of Windemere and East Branch Parkways.

The city was suing Doug for not having a separate initiative for every single stop sign and for their assessment that the speed limit initiative would have been unconstitutional under state law for police using radar to enforce speed limits in those areas affected by the speed limit initiative.

However, when the state's highest court declined to review a similar "pre-election challenge", it would have required Mr. Burr going to a full trial and costing him a lot of money.

Burr and hundreds of other residents feel that the "Windermere neighborhoods are unsafe, with poorly planned intersections." Contra Costa Times

Burr would like to add a scaled back initiative with just four stop signs near Hidden Hills Elementary School.

Read the history of the Windemere Stop Signs and Speed Limit Initiatives.

Boy Dies After Being Struck by Bus

A 10 year-old boy dies after being struck by a shuttle bus at the intersection of Montevideo and Vera Cruz drives.

The accident occurred around 3:30 PM on Friday 3/22/08. The shuttle bus was proceeding to make a right turn onto Montevideo from Vera Cruz drive, when the driver hit the boy coming east on Montevideo drive, against traffic.

The boy went to Montevideo school.

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Traffic is getting much worse on both Montevideo and Vera Cruz drives. Both roads are becoming major east west arteries and highly traveled streets, as drivers use these in order to avoid the traffic jams that are occurring more and more on Bollinger Canyon Road.

To read more about this accident and see the news video, go to the KTVU News Story and click the video on the right. Right click when playing video options to view in full screen mode.

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