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Staff Representatives: City Traffic Engineer, Police Department Representative
Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers, 300 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange. All Commission meetings shall be open to the public and minutes thereof shall be maintained. (Resolution No. 9640)
Desirable Qualifications: The Commission shall consist of five members whose primary residence is in the City.One member shall be submitted to the Mayor for appointment by the Orange Unified School District.The Chief of Police or his designee and the City Traffic Engineer or his designee, shall be non-voting members of the Commission.(Qualifications revised 8/22/06 per Resolution 10112).The duties are set forth in Chapter 10.06 of the Orange Municipal Code.
Terms of Office: Two members shall be appointed for an initial term of two years and three members shall be appointed for a term of four years. Thereafter, all appointments shall be for a term of four years. At the first meeting after January 1st of every other year, the Commission shall select from its membership a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman to serve two-year terms. Any Commissioner appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall be deemed to be appointed for the remainder of such term.
General Duties: The City Traffic Commission is authorized by Chapter 10.06 of Ordinance No. 19-82 and also Ordinance 6-03:
To review and act as specified in the context of this chapter in matters of traffic and transportation planning. Review as stated, includes review and consideration of public input, traffic surveys, and recommendations and opinions from the Traffic Engineer's office, Orange Police Department and the Orange Unified School District.
To review all requests for speed limit increases or decreases and traffic control signals, and make recommendations to the Council. A public hearing concerning specific traffic control changes must be held at all times.
To initiate special studies on any unsafe or malfunctioning traffic conditions and to recommend solutions to such conditions to the City Council.
To assist the Staff, Planning Commission, and City Council in short and long range transportation planning within the City, including the review of streets and highways master planning and designation of truck routes.
To review and answer all complaints concerning traffic safety conditions.
To perform such other functions as the City Council may request from time to time.
City Traffic Commission duties are considered as advisory to the City Council.