A few months back, I brought the issue of only ticketing eastside residents for street sweeping to the attention of this online community and the City Council. I thought I would follow-up with those that may be interested.
Last night, I attended the regularly scheduled city council meeting. There was a staff report, followed by discussion from the public. While there weren’t any giant reforms last night, the council did vote unanimously to push back street sweeping to 9:00AM. For those of us that leave for work after 8:00AM, this change in hours is going to be a big help. I have heard from a number of people that agree with this plan of action. I have personally observed that the streets tend to clear on their own after 8:30AM.
On May 7, 2012, the site editor, Martin Ricard, posted a poll titled, "Do Street Sweeping Hours Need to be Changed?". The poll kicked off a number of comments from residents all over San Bruno, related to the way the city handles this issue.
On June 8th, after receiving yet another parking ticket, I posted the following article titled, "East Side Residents, Tired of Tickets for Street Sweeping"?
The initial question I had had to do with finding out why residents east of El Camino were being ticketed. Within a few weeks, the Chief of Police personally delivered a prepared report to my home. The report was later presented to the Council on July 10th. According to this report, the reasoning behind the ticketing has to do with, “The report outlined the history of street sweeping, as well as the rationale behind deciding which neighborhoods are ticketed. In addition to presenting the moving of street sweeping to 9:00AM, within the report was a list of 3 other potential solutions for addressing this issue.
This information is available on the City of San Bruno's website, under Council Meeting Minutes. If you are interested, leave your email address and I can put it in an email to you.
Let’s face it. Street sweeping is not going away and I feel that it is an important service to our community. I haven't spoken to too many people that feel it should be abolished. The change in street sweeping hours should take effect in the next few months.