Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Department of Public Works



February 10, 2011


March 1, 2011







Honorable Board of Supervisors


James C. Porter, Director of Public Works


Establish a No Parking Zone at 2198 Edgewood Road in the Emerald Lake Hills Area



Adopt a Resolution to establish a no parking zone at 2198 Edgewood Road in the Emerald Lake Hills 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 resident has requested that a no parking zone be established in front of her property on Edgewood Road to rectify issues associated with overflow parking from Edgewood Park. On busy weekends and special events, visitors sometimes park on adjacent sections of Edgewood Road. As a result, residents find it difficult to enter and exit from their properties. Furthermore, parking along this stretch of roadway is also a potential hazard for bicyclists who use Edgewood Road, as the vehicles encroach onto the bikeway. Department of Public Works Roads Division (Roads) staff investigated the request for a parking restriction and discussed this matter with the Parks Division (Parks). Roads and Parks staff recommend that a no parking zone be established at 2189 Edgewood Road, as the provision of a no parking zone at this location will better serve the needs of residents adjacent to the site, as well as bicyclists traveling on Edgewood Road. 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 Emerald Hills Homeowners Association and Parks Department were likewise notified. Staff received no objections regarding the proposed parking restriction.


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 change 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 the 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 $750 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