Chapter 10.76


10.76.010    Short title.

10.76.020    Authority.

10.76.030    Sonoma County Transportation Authority.

10.76.040    Trip reduction requirements.

10.76.050    Nonduplication.

10.76.010 Short title.

The provisions of this chapter shall be known and may be cited as the “City of Healdsburg Trip Reduction Ordinance (TRO).” (Ord. 874 § 1, 1992. Code 1964 § 10.22.010.)

10.76.020 Authority.

This chapter is authorized under Proposition 111 legislation, Government Code Section 65089.3(b) and the Streets and Highways Code Section 2105. (Ord. 874 § 1, 1992. Code 1964 § 10.22.020.)

10.76.030 Sonoma County Transportation Authority.

This chapter incorporates the Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) minimum trip reduction and travel demand requirements. (Ord. 874 § 1, 1992. Code 1964 § 10.22.030.)

10.76.040 Trip reduction requirements.

The following trip reduction requirements are hereby established and are imposed upon employers within the City of Healdsburg.

A.    This chapter shall apply to all employers within the City of Healdsburg with 100 or more employees at an individual job site; only those sites which have 100 or more employees are subject to this chapter.

B.    Each employer subject to this chapter shall disseminate trip reduction information regarding transportation alternatives including carpools, vanpools, transit and bicycling, and other methods of reducing trips such as telecommuting, compressed work week, and flexible work hours annually to each employee and to all new employees as they are hired.

C.    Each employer subject to this chapter shall annually conduct an employee trip survey using a uniform survey form prepared by the Sonoma County Transportation Authority. A summary of the trip survey results shall be submitted annually to the City of Healdsburg. An 80 percent trip survey response rate is a desired goal. The City of Healdsburg shall prepare an overall summary of all surveys which will then be reported annually to the Sonoma County Transportation Authority.

D.    The City shall designate a transportation administrator to be responsible for implementing this chapter.

E.    Each employer subject to this chapter shall designate a transportation coordinator to be responsible for administering the employer requirements of this chapter. Each transportation coordinator shall be required to complete a training course approved by the Sonoma County Transportation Authority.

F.    The desired trip reduction goal is a five percent reduction in trips per year to a maximum of 50 percent reduction in trips based upon the first year of reporting. (Ord. 874 § 1, 1992. Code 1964 § 10.22.040.)

10.76.050 Nonduplication.

If any other agency which has jurisdiction over trip reduction requirements for employers within the City of Healdsburg adopts trip reduction requirements that meet or exceed the requirements of this chapter, then any employer within the City of Healdsburg that meets those requirements will be deemed to be meeting the requirements of this chapter by annually forwarding to the City of Healdsburg a copy of all trip reduction information and documentation required by the other agency. (Ord. 874 § 1, 1992. Code 1964 § 10.22.050.)