Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bikeways And Walkability Committee Getting Close


ANOTHER PRODUCTIVE MEETING
At their second meeting of this month Wednesday evening the Costa Mesa Bikeways and Walkability Committee continued to make excellent progress in crafting their Goal, Objectives and Policies.
THEY HAD A QUORUM AND DID THE WORK
Eight members showed up - nine if you count non-voting Chamber of Commerce representative Brent Stoll - and continued to focus tightly on the task at hand.  Under the steady hand of Chairman Ralph Taboada and Vice Chair Cynthia McDonald and the guidance of Transportation Services Manager Raja Sethuraman and his staff and consultant Rock Miller, they carefully sliced and diced the phrases and thoughts.  They reduced six goals to five by consolidating a couple elements and shuffled others around. They fine-tuned the language so the thoughts flow with precision.
THEY APPEAR TO BE ON SCHEDULE
It looks like they will put the finishing touches on this process - only the beginning of their overall task - at their next meeting on December 2nd and, perhaps, be ready to submit this work product to the City Council for inclusion in the General Plan in January.
SMALL CROWD
Once again, a small crowd - if you can call seven of us a crowd - sat and watched the process.  Yes, it's slow to those in the audience, but the result is going to be worth the effort.
KUDOS TO ALL
Again, thanks to those who are participating in this process.  I'm amazed at the civility, tenacity and care with which they go about this job.  It's a pleasure to watch.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Teresa Drain said...

Agreed - Kudos to these citizens who are doing the yeoman's work to create a bikeable and walkable city. This ability will enhance our city. Katrina just spoke about developing an Arts Walk map to connect all of Costa Mesa's public art.

Too bad this element is not being considered for Monday's General Plan meeting.

11/19/2015 04:50:00 PM  

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