Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Department of Public Works



December 10, 2010


January 11, 2011







Honorable Board of Supervisors


James C. Porter, Director of Public Works


Establish a Time Limited Parking Zone in the North Fair Oaks Area



Adopt a Resolution to establish a time limited parking zone on Pacific Avenue for the business at 2802 Middlefield Road, North Fair Oaks Area.



Section 22507 et al. of the California Vehicle Code and Sections 7.24 through 7.52 of the County Ordinance Code allow the Board of Supervisors to establish parking zones that prohibit or restrict the stopping, parking, or standing of vehicles.



A North Fair Oaks business owner has requested that a 20-foot long 2-hour time limited parking zone be established in front of his property on Pacific Avenue. The property address is 2802 Middlefield Road, but the main door to the business is on Pacific Avenue. Department of Public Works staff investigated the request for additional parking restrictions and recommends that a new 2-hour time limited parking zone be established on Pacific Avenue as the provision of a time limited parking zone at this location will better serve the needs of the business. A map of the proposed change is shown in Attachment “A.”


Property owners on adjacent blocks extending a minimum of 300 feet from the proposed parking restriction location were notified of the date and time of the Board’s meeting when this item will be considered. In addition, the North Fair Oaks Council was likewise notified. Staff received one objection. A summary of the public input we received regarding this issue is included in Attachment “A.”


The location of signs and parking zones on County maintained streets are shown on maps in the Department of Public Works, and will be made available in list form on the Department’s web site. The master lists will be updated to reflect the recommended changes if your Board approves the proposed resolution.


Approval of this Resolution contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 outcome of a Livable Community by providing traffic controls that help regulate parking and traffic flow through neighborhoods in a way that best fits the needs of the community.


County Counsel has reviewed and approved the Resolution as to form.



The cost for staff time involved in evaluating and processing requests for parking restrictions is part of the administrative cost associated with evaluating traffic-related requests on the County maintained road system, and is financed with Road Funds. The cost of installing the necessary signs and markings is approximately $500 and will be financed with Road Funds. There will be no impact to the General Fund.


Attachment “A”:

Map of Proposed Traffic Control Device Location and Public Input Summary