Dear Santa Clarans,
There are some parts of the Traffic Management and Operations Plan, or TMOP, that are worth flagging. A short index might help in locating the important parts. Page numbers shown below are document page numbers:
1. What data is going to be collected, so that we can challenge any spin on the traffic numbers?:
- See page 4, Table 2-1
- See list, page 6, Section 2.2.2
- See page 106, Figure 5.5-3
- See page 107
3. Neighboring properties are expected to be in use during an NFL event. Note the inclusion of the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park. That's pretty much pro forma at this point, because no one really knows what's going to happen to the YSL:
- See list, page 10, Section 2.2.6
- See page 12, Figure 2-4, for "likely" parking facilities
- See page 102, Figure 5.5-1, for "Potential" Stadium Parking Program"
- See page 103, Table 5.5-2, for a count of those "likely" parking spaces
5. "As described earlier, the parking program [Over three years after Measure Jed was passed!] has not yet been finalized for event day use of off-site parking facilities.":
- See page 101
- See page 99
- See page 104, "Areas of Parking Prohibitions"
► In sum, considering how long we've been waiting for it, the Transportation Management and Operations Plan should have (1) a rock-solid description of a fully-formed Parking Overlay District, and (2) at least some indication of the makeup of the NFL event-day multicity police force needed to squeeze the 49ers' traffic jams into parking spaces. Unfortunately, it contains neither. Residents on Santa Clara's north side, in particular, should have serious concern over what this plan fails to make firm.
If you need any additional information on the TMOP, we'll be happy to answer any questions we're able to. What we don't know, we'll find out.
We welcome your commentary as well - but comments you have on the TMOP should also be directed to the Mayor and the City Council. Please let them know what you think.
Thanks for all of your support,
William F. "Bill" Bailey, Treasurer,