Traffic Operations Committee
The Traffic Operations Committee (TOC) considers requests for traffic control devices, regulatory signs, speed limits, parking restrictions, traffic circulation changes, street modifications, etc. The TOC examines issues against established standards found in such laws and guidelines as the California Vehicle Code, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, established City warrants, Coastal Commission standards, etc. The work of the TOC is technical in nature and its recommendations are based on objective findings as there is considerable exposure to liability if decisions are not made according to existing laws and accepted standards. The work of the TOC differs substantially from that of other typical advisory boards and commissions as there is less local discretion associated with the role. Recommendations for changes to existing traffic control devices, regulatory signs, speed limits, parking restrictions, traffic circulation changes, street modifications, etc. are forwarded to the City Council for consideration.
The members of the TOC are the City Engineer, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Public Services Director and Community Development Director. Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 2:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 1825 Strand Way.