Chapter 10.08
ADMINISTRATION

Sections:

10.08.010    Authority to place and maintain traffic-control devices.

10.08.020    Powers and duties.

10.08.030    Traffic-control devices and markings—Installation and maintenance.

10.08.040    Traffic committee—Established—Membership.

10.08.050    Traffic committee—Duties.

10.08.060    Annual traffic safety report—Preparation—Contents.

10.08.070    Enforcement.

10.08.010 Authority to place and maintain traffic-control devices.

The public works director or their designee(s) shall exercise the powers and duties as provided in Section 10.08.020 and in the traffic regulations of this city. Whenever the public works director or their designee(s) is required or authorized to place or maintain official traffic-control devices or signals, he or she may cause such devices or signals to be placed or maintained. (Ord. 1628 § 1, 2016: prior code § 3201)

10.08.020 Powers and duties.

It shall be the responsibility of the public works director or their designee(s) to place and maintain or cause to be placed and maintained such traffic signals and other traffic control devices upon streets and highways as required hereunder and may place and maintain or cause to be placed and maintained such appropriate signs, signals, or other traffic control devices as may be authorized hereunder or as may be necessary to properly indicate and to carry out the provisions of this code and the California Vehicle Code to warn or guide traffic within the city of San Luis Obispo. These duties shall generally include but are not limited to (A) the installation and proper timing and maintenance of traffic-control devices and signals, (B) conducting engineering analyses of traffic accidents and to devise remedial measures, (C) conducting engineering and traffic investigations of traffic conditions, (D) recommending traffic-control devices for inclusion in the capital improvement program and present plans for consideration by the council, (E) approving field modifications of traffic control devices through work conducted by city staff or contractors, (F) to cooperate with other city officials in the development of ways and means to improve traffic conditions, and (G) to carry out the additional powers and duties imposed by ordinances of this city. Whenever, by the provisions of this title, a power is granted to the public works director or their designee(s) or a duty imposed upon him or her, the power may be exercised or the duty performed by him or her. (Ord. 1628 § 2, 2016: prior code § 3201.1)

10.08.030 Traffic-control devices and markings—Installation and maintenance.

The physical maintenance of traffic-control devices and markings shall be handled by the public works department. The installation of devices, signs or markings authorized by the public works director or their designee(s) will be either by contract or through the public works department. (Ord. 1628 § 3, 2016: prior code § 3201.2)

10.08.040 Traffic committee—Established—Membership.

There is established an advisory traffic committee to serve without compensation, consisting of the following members or their representatives: the city traffic engineer, the chief of police, the chief of the fire department, and representing the public a traffic engineer from the Southern California Auto Club and a traffic engineer from the California Department of Transportation. (Prior code § 3201.3)

10.08.050 Traffic committee—Duties.

It shall be the duty of the traffic committee to consider public suggestions having to do with traffic matters and recommend to the legislative body of this city and to the city traffic engineer, the chief of police, and other city officials ways and means of improving traffic conditions and the administration and enforcement of traffic regulations. A report of all actions considered by the committee shall be submitted to the council. (Prior code § 3201.4)

10.08.060 Annual traffic safety report—Preparation—Contents.

The police department shall annually or as required prepare a traffic report which shall be filed with the council. Such report shall contain information on traffic matters in this city as follows:

A. Number of traffic accidents, the number of persons killed, the number of persons injured, and other pertinent traffic accident data;

B. The number of traffic accidents investigated and other pertinent data on the safety activities of the police;

C. The plans and recommendations of the police department for future traffic safety activities. (Prior code § 3201.5)

10.08.070 Enforcement.

All adopted state and city parking ordinances shall be administered and enforced by the police chief, the fire chief, and the director of public works department of the city, or such other persons as they shall designate as enforcing officers. (Ord. 1331 § 1, 1998)