One item of interest would be for improved signage in Minto-Brown Park.
Council will also set some hearing dates for other proposed ordinances. (More on these matters when the hearing dates arrive.)
More interesting than the agenda, perhaps, is a piece in the news that originated with Council action.
Back in February Council approved an application for a crosswalk safety enforcement action, and a couple of days ago the Statesman reported on its completion:
Plainclothes officers crossed streets in the 900 block of State Street and at Commercial and Columbia streets NE to check drivers' compliance with crosswalk laws....It would be interesting to know the duration of the project. 50 in an hour? In a whole day?
The following citations were issued:
Officers with Salem's traffic-control unit also made one arrest of a person with a warrant, issued eight miscellaneous citations and sixteen warnings to drivers.
- 34 drivers for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk
- 6 drivers for passing a car already stopped at a crosswalk
- 3 people for violations of child seat belt laws
People in cars still don't stop much for people waiting to cross, so it was good to see the project.