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Council to Consider Parking Restrictions to Improve Street Sweeping

Redwood City, CA - June 2, 2008 - At its meeting on June 9, the City Council will consider an amendment to the City 's Municipal Code which will allow the City to implement and enforce new parking restrictions on specified streets in order to improve street sweeping. Community members are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion at the Council meeting.

Currently, residents are asked to voluntarily move their vehicles from the street on specified days in order to allow the street sweeper to properly clean their street. Unfortunately, in many cases vehicles are not moved and the street sweeper must veer around the parked car. The result is that the streets and gutters are not cleaned to the standard expected by the community.

This pilot program applies to just two streets: Douglas Avenue (from Spring Street to Middlefield Road) and on Marshall Street (from Chestnut Street to Maple Street). The proposed amendment will restrict parking on the last Friday of each month from 7 am to noon (except holidays) on those two streets.

If approved by City Council, installation of signs on both streets will begin the first week of August, 2008, and restricted parking and enforcement would begin on August 29, 2008, the last Friday of the month. The proposed ordinance change will also allow the City to restrict parking, specifically for street sweeping, on additional streets throughout the City, upon posting.

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Marilyn Harang
Public Works Services Superintendent
(650) 780-7477


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