Leon Valley
TX

Staff Report

Presentation, discussion and possible action on the initiation of a photographic traffic signal enforcement system in Leon Valley (Red Light Cameras)

Information

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Category:Presentation

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. Red Light Camera

Item Discussion

PURPOSE

 

This is a follow up item from the Town Hall Meeting in January of 2017 and it is meant to determine if the Leon Valley City Council would like to proceed with a Photographic Traffic Enforcement System. 83% of attendees at the Town Hall Meeting were in favor of adding these systems and the Citizens Police Advisory Committee also voted overwhelmingly in favor of the traffic calming measure. 

 

SEE LEON VALLEY

 

Social Equity - If the system is used, studies by the NTSB have shown that accidents are reduced and driver behavior is modified in a positive safety impact. This promotes the health, life and property of the city and its inhabitants. 

 

Economic Development - If the photographic traffic enforcement system is used in Leon Valley, it should have a traffic calming effect on major roads in Leon Valley. This result should improve economic development in Leon Valley by making major roads safer and more pleasant to traverse. If the condition of the roads improves, this could help businesses along the Bandera corridor.

 

Environmental Stewardship - N/A

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The City of Leon Valley will generate income from this program; however, the income generated is designed to fund the additional staff and resources needed to maintain the program. It is not the intent of this program to raise significant revenue for the city but rather to increase safety.

 

STRATEGIC GOALS

 

The above initiative is conducive with Leon Valley’s Strategic Goals of Safety and Security in that it will increase safety, increase motorists’ conscientiousness and reduce property loss due to motorists running red lights. 

 

 

Document Comments

RECOMMENDATION

 

Staff recommends that the council pursue a photographic traffic enforcement system in line with the stated desires of the residents of Leon Valley at the Town Hall Meeting.

 

Meeting History

Mar 7, 2017 7:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting

Captain Ruben Saucedo presented this item as a follow up from the January 28, 2017 Town Hall Meeting in order to determine if the Leon Valley City Council would like to proceed with a Photographic Traffic Enforcement System. 83% of attendees at the Town Hall Meeting were in favor of adding these systems and the Citizens Police Advisory Committee also voted overwhelmingly in favor of the traffic calming measure.

Liz Maloy suggested that the information from the last time Leon Valley considered this back in 2006-2007 be reviewed before a decision is made.

Olen Yarnell, 7230 Sulky Lane asked questions about the equipment.

A motion was made by Council Member Monica Alcocer and seconded by Council Member Benny Martinez, to allow the City Manager to initiate discussion and possible contract for a Photographic Traffic Enforcement System for Leon Valley but to include Grissom and Bandera.

RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Monica Alcocer, Council Place 3
SECONDER:Benny Martinez, Council Place 4
AYES:David Jordan, David Edwards, Belinda Ealy, Monica Alcocer, Benny Martinez

Discussion