Citizen Advisory Committee Interchange Area Management Plan
|Meeting Date:||March 20, 2007||Primary Staff Contact:||Ann Seltzer|
|Approval:||Martha Bennett||Estimate Time:||consent agenda|
Confirmation by the Council of the Mayor's appointment of the following members to serve on the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Interchange Area Management Plan Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC).
ODOT is preparing to replace and expand the I-5 overpasses at Exit 19 (Valley View) and Exit 14 (Highway 66) in 2008 and will be preparing an Interchange Area Management Plan (IAMP) for each of the interchanges. The plans will examine and make recommendations regarding the configuration of the interchanges, land uses around the interchanges and traffic management.
The Oregon Department of Transportation asked the City of Ashland to assist in recruiting Ashland citizens to serve on the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) for the IAMP. In addition to the 10-member Ashland committee, the County will form a 5-member committee with county residents.
The CAC is the primary citizen-involvement body and represents interested stakeholders of the project, including community members, property owners, business representatives and others who have an interest in the project. The CAC provides input and policy guidance, andin a sense, serves as a litmus test for the proposed improvements.
There will be six three-hour meetings over a five-month period beginning in March 2007. ODOT will attend and facilitate the meetings.
The City included information about the opportunity to apply for the CAC in the February issue of City Source, placed display ads in the Mail Tribune and Daily Tidings, mailed letters to; the Bike and Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Commissions, businesses on Highway 66, Culver Lane and Washington Street and Jefferson Street. In addition, staff contacted the Executive Director of DUDE (Disabled United in Direct Empowerment) who offered to "spread the word" to the disabled community.
Twenty three letters of interest were received.
Approve or disapprove Mayor's appointment to the CAC
Council moves to approve the members of the Citizen Advisory Committee to ODOT.
Council moves to deny or recommend changes to the membership of the Citizen Advisory Committee to ODOT