The county’s Traffic Advisory Committee (TAC) recommended the modification of parking prohibitions on Reche Road near Potter Junior High School and Live Oak Elementary School.
The TAC’s unanimous recommendation June 13 would replace the parking bans on the north side of Reche Road from 250 feet west of Los Conejos to 650 feet west of Los Conejos, on the north wide of Reche Road from 760 feet west of Green Canyon Road to 1,330 feet west of Green Canyon Road, on the south side of Reche Road from Los Conejos to Via Del Oro, and on the south side of Reche Road from 1,370 feet west of Green Canyon Road to 2,670 feet west of Green Canyon Road with prohibitions on the north side of Reche Road from Via de Maranatha to 650 feet west of Los Conejos and on the south side of Reche Road from Via Del Oro to 1,150 feet west of Los Conejos. The TAC recommendation may be ratified, overturned, or modified by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, who are scheduled to hear the recommendation Aug. 6.
“We have parents who were ignoring the no-stopping sign and the red curb,” said county Department of Public Works traffic engineering technician Maria Rubio-Lopez.
Although Board of Supervisors approval is needed for regulatory changes, the Department of Public Works has the authority to install signage. The existing “No Stopping Anytime” signs have been replaced with oversized signs. “We also put in some red curbs in between,” Rubio-Lopez said.
The additional red curb is expected to maximize visibility and reduce congestion during school arrival and dismissal times. “We noticed there was a little mismatch,” Rubio-Lopez said.
The TAC action and the expected Board of Supervisors action will make the parking prohibitions at those new red curb areas official and enforceable. “There will be no more space for them to ignore,” said San Diego County Office of Education loss control manager Dennis Sulzer, who represents the SDCOE on the Traffic Advisory Committee.