Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting

Friday, December 26, 2008

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 2:20 P.M.

Adjourned: 2:27 P.M.

Konstantina B. Lukes


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Joffrey A Smith
Councilor Frederick C Rushton
Councilor Kathleen M Toomey

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Joffrey A Smith
Councilor Kathleen M Toomey
Also:City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk



Goals of the Committee

Chairman's Orders

That the Goals of the Standing Committee on Traffic and Parking are: 1) to move petitioner requests through the committee in a timely and efficient manner, while ensuring that everyone receives a fair hearing; 2) to ease parking and driving restrictions throughout the city wherever feasible by creating more on-street parking for the public within less restrictive times and by creating more two-way streets wherever safely possible and by not sacrificing residents' desire to park in front of their homes, or by adversely affecting their businesses; 3) to continue encouraging effective enforcement for speeding, resident permit parking and other traffic or parking regulations or ordinances, and 4) to continue the city-wide program for re-painting crosswalks and other pavement markings throughout the city making public ways safer for pedestrians and motorists alike. And further, that the Committee, having considered these goals, hereby reports progress as follows: 1) goal met; 2) goal met; 3) goal met, and 4) goal met and ongoing progress.