The Imperial Beach City Council will hold a meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. to consider the sale of surplus city property and discuss issues like how old should a child be before they are expected to ride their bikes on the street instead of the sidewalk.
Before the start of the meeting, City Council and staff will meet in closed session to discuss potential lawsuits and negotiate labor agreements with city employees' unions.
Following surveys to monitor average speeds, speed limit changes for two major thoroughfares will be approved at the meeting.
- Seacoast Drive to 3rd Street reduced from 30 to 25 mph
- 13th Street from Palm to Cypress avenues from no posted speed limit to 30 mph
The survey recommended speed limits on Palm Avenue from 3rd to 7th streets be increased from 35 to 40 mph but since that section of the street is currently under construction to install the Eco Bikeway, a change in the street's speed limit will be delayed until the project is finished.
This is agenda item 4.2.
A change to the city's zoning ordinances to allow an ecotourism zone specifically for the Bikeway Village project will be approved Wednesday. The California Coastal Commission approved the change last month.
This is agenda item 4.1.
Following a May 2012 discussion on riding bikes on sidewalks, staff was asked to review studies on how safe it is to allow young people to ride their bikes on sidewalks.
Andy Hanshaw of the San Diego Bicycle Coalition will give a presentation and talk to City Council about what is the appropriate age for young people to begin riding their bike on roadways.
This is agenda item 6.1.
Among agenda items on the consent calendar (2.1-2.5), City Council will be asked to approve about $1 million in expenses and payroll from March 15-21.
Council will also be asked to approve a quarterly investment report and a $100,000 state COPS grant to pay for an additional motorcycle traffic deputy.
In agenda item 2.5 City Council will be asked to approve a list of several surplus items in the city's possession including a Ford Expedition and F-250, a foot rest and lots of office equipment.
For a variety of reasons including poor structure, City Council will consider cutting down seven Desert Gum trees between 20 to 30 feet tall near baseball fields at the Sports Park.
This is agenda item 6.2.
Council will consider hiring Chandler Asset Management to manage the city's investment portfolio. An agreement would be capped at $15,000 in services a year.
This is agenda item 6.3.