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    8.    
City Council Regular
Meeting Date: 03/24/2020  

SUBJECT:
CONSIDERATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY 3.6 RELATED TO THE RENAMING OF PUBLIC STREETS
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt Administrative Policy 3.6 - Street Renaming, related to the renaming of public streets.
BACKGROUND/ANALYSIS:
This policy is intended to ensure that the renaming of any City street follows specific guidelines and enables the residents and visitors of the community to describe their location for emergency and basic services for their health, safety, and welfare. It also enables responding emergency and basic service personnel to easily find the location of any resident needing or requesting services.
 
Proposed name changes would be subject to the Street Renaming Administrative Policy Section 3.6 and Street Naming Administrative Policy Section 3.4, attached as Exhibits A and B, respectively. Provisions of these policies include:
  • Historic names and/or names referring to applicable geographic features shall be used wherever practicable.
  • Streets shall not be named after any commercial organization or in a manner to honor any living person.
  • A street name shall contain eighteen (18) characters or less.
To initiate a street name change, an application and a petition signed by 100% of the property owners and tenants (commercial and residential) of the street to be changed shall be submitted to the Community Development Department. A Trust Deposit Account (TDA) shall be opened in the amount as established by resolution of the City Council to cover staff costs associated with processing the application.
 
If the name change is supported by 100% of the property owners and tenants (commercial and residential) of the street to be changed, and the application complies with the City Street Naming policy, the Community Development Director will forward the change request to the City Council with a recommendation for approval.
 
ENVIRONMENTAL (CEQA) REVIEW:
This proposed action is exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (California Public Resources Code §§ 21000, et seq., "CEQA") and CEQA Guidelines (Title 14 California Code of Regulations §§ 15000, et seq.), because it does not involve any commitment to a specific project which could result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment; and, constitutes an organizational or administrative activity that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment. Accordingly, this action does not constitute a "project" that requires environmental review (see specifically 14 CCR § 15378(b)(4-5)).
FISCAL IMPACT:
There is no fiscal impact with this item. Any costs incurred by the City in processing the application and in removing and replacing the street name signs shall be the sole responsibility of the applicant.
REVIEWED BY OTHERS:
This item has been reviewed by the Public Works Director.
Attachments
Exhibit A - Draft Street Renaming Policy 3.6
Exhibit B - Street Naming Policy 3.4

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