City considering fate of "No Parking on School Days" signs
The city is looking into whether it should replace or simply
remove aging "No Parking on School Days" signs. The signs extend
along King and Contra Costa Drives to well south of Moeser Lane. They
were installed 35 to 45 years ago. Paired with a white line near the edge
of the street, they are intended to provide a safe walking space to school
in areas where there is no sidewalk.
The signs are now badly deteriorated and many cannot be
read or are blocked by vegetation. A resident has contacted the city,
asking that the signs either be replaced if they serve a purpose, or removed.
The city intends to contact Madera School for input about
what should be done, according to a Jan. 6 report from Gerry Raycraft,
the city's community development director. The report notes that discussion
about 10 years ago of removing the signs and lines was dropped because
the suggestion generated controversy, but says replacing the signs could
be a "significant expense" to the city because so many signs
and poles would have to be replaced.
Run dates: 2000-01-07 - 2000-01-21