Letter from Gabe Garcia, Culver Traffic Engineer regarding reason for postponement:
At a Weekly Development Meeting with the City Manager, several department heads, and staff, I presented the concepts of the bike lanes on Buckingham Parkway and on Green Valley Circle, as well as the reduction to one traffic lane in each direction on a segment of Green Valley Circle, where there are currently two lanes, plus the creation of new parking where there currently isn’t any parking. I informed the group that I have been working with the Fox Hills Neighborhood Association board, and that we had planned a community meeting for Thursday, July 20th, at 7 pm, to present the project, inform residents and businesses in the Fox Hills neighborhood, answer questions, and receive input.
During our discussion, the Community Development Department informed the group that their Reimagine Fox Hills project will have a milestone about a month from now, when 25 business property owners will elect to contribute or not, $10,000 towards the development of plans for the Reimagine Fox Hills concept. I was directed to postpone our community meeting to a future date, after this milestone. There are two scenarios for postponement:
1. If the 25 business property owners DO NOT contribute towards the development of the plans by the end of July, or so, then the Reimagine Fox Hills concept WILL NOT proceed. In this case, our community meeting can be held subsequently; or
2. If the 25 business property owners DO contribute towards the development of the plans by the end of July, or so, then the Reimagine Fox Hills concept WILL have plans developed. In this case, it may be determined early on during the plan development for the Reimagine concept, that our plan for new bike lanes, lane reduction on Green Valley Circle, and new additional parking align well with the Reimagine concept, and we may proceed with our community meeting at that time; OR it may be determined that our plan will need to be evaluated in the context of plan development for the Reimagine concept, and we may need to wait until the conclusion of the plan development, about one year out.
To summarize, we need to postpone our community meeting either approximately one month or approximately one year out, depending on the above. Please share this information with those who have heard about the community meeting from you. When the community meeting has been rescheduled, I will continue to coordinate with the Fox Hill Neighborhood Association board, and will mail out written notices to the entire Fox Hills Neighborhood, including residents, property owners, and business owners.
Thank you, Fox Hills Neighborhood board, for your help; I look forward to continuing our work together.