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File #: 16-637    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Consent Calendar
File created: 9/12/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/21/2016 Final action:
Title: CITY SUPPORT OF THE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES VISION ZERO TRAFFIC SAFETY RESOLUTION
Attachments: 1. 2016 Annual Conference Resolution Packet, 2. Map of Cities Who Have Adopted the Vision Zero Initiative, 3. 05 Supplement 1
CITY COUNCIL STAFF REPORT
MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

PREPARED BY: Hilary Holeman, Administrative Analyst/City Manager's Office
APPROVED BY: Steve Rymer, City Manager

TITLE
CITY SUPPORT OF THE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA CITIES VISION ZERO TRAFFIC SAFETY RESOLUTION
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RECOMMENDATION(S)
RECOMMENDATION
1. Authorize the City's voting delegate to vote on the Vision Zero traffic safety resolution to be considered at the League of California Cities (LOCC) annual conference; and
2. Direct staff to explore the benefits the Vision Zero traffic safety initiative would have on Morgan Hill.


BODY
COUNCIL PRIORITIES, GOALS & STRATEGIES:



Ongoing Priorities
Enhancing Public Safety
Preserving and Cultivating Public Trust

2016 Focus Areas
Planning Our Community


REPORT NARRATIVE:
Each year, the LOCC accepts resolutions from member cities and elected officials to be voted on at its annual conference in Long Beach, CA, October 5-7, 2016. This year one resolution has been introduced for consideration at the conference and referred to appropriate LOCC Policy Committees. The resolution (Attachment 1) is in support of "Vision Zero" and other programs or initiatives to make safety a top priority for transportation projects and policy formulation.

Vision Zero is a traffic safety improvement strategy first initiated by Sweden in 1997 and has been credited with reducing traffic fatalities in Sweden and other European countries by 50% over the past decade. Since 2014, eighteen U.S. cities have adopted Vision Zero programs (Attachment 2) including the following California cities: San Jose, San Francisco, San Mateo, San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach and Fremont.

The Vision Zero core principles are committing to build better and safer streets, educate the public on traffic safety, enforce traffic laws, and adopt policy changes that save lives. The goal is to create a culture that prioritizes traffic safety and minimizes serious injuries or death on our roadways. Th...

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