New Traffic Commissioner Hayes seeks active role

I met to talk newly allocated Salinas Traffic Commissioner Yolanda Hayes as she tended flowers in a village garden by Gabilan Creek on Little River Drive in Salinas. Hayes showed me a recently commissioned speed cushions that delayed a trade by a residential neighborhood. Hayes was a pivotal organizer in receiving a trade relaxing measures.

Hayes pronounced that she started as an organizer by apropos concerned in Neighborhood Watch program.

“In a Neighborhood Watch,” she said, “you see what is going on and we see all a traffic, and a people walking, and a nearby misses, and that is how we got involved.”

Salinas Mayor Joe Gunter allocated Hayes to offer on a Salinas City Traffic and Transportation Commission on Feb. 9.

“I am really for Vision Zero,” Hayes said, referring to a general module to revoke trade collision deaths to zero. “I wish to accommodate with a mayor soon, we am repelled that we have usually had one elect assembly this year … we write letters and call. we am not going to give up. That is since Mayor Gunter allocated me to a Commission.

“I have usually been to one meeting,” she continued, “because they (city staff) cancel them. To me, that’s outrageous. If we have a commission, we need to have meetings each month. … It has got to be a district people who move a agenda.”

According to a Salinas City website, a purpose of a Traffic and Transportation Commission is 1) to make recommendations per improvements to trade upsurge and reserve on City streets, and locations of trade control devices, speed zones, and trade islands; 2) advise on a protected use of open streets, crosswalks, sidewalks, alleys, parking lots, and quell parking; and 3) investigate and make recommendations per metropolitan travel systems.

“The Commissioners need to go out to their districts, find out what a issues are, afterwards move them behind to a city council, Hayes said. “We can take movement on those issues a we feel are a priority and are important. Because if Public Works (Salinas city staff) is creation a decisions on a meetings, these are projects they are already operative on and we (the commission) only have to approve. we don’t consider we was allocated only to approve. we consider we was allocated since a mayor wants me to assistance solve some of a problems we have in Salinas.

“A lot of a things that we can do don’t indispensably cost a lot of money,” Hayes said. “We need to demeanour during those things and incorporate them into a community.”

In further to Hayes, a Salinas City Traffic and Transportation Commissioners are Elias Nunez, allocated by Scott Davis for District 1; John Viarengo, allocated by Tony Barrera for District 2; Kendra Howell, allocated by Steve McShane for District 3; Brandon Hill, allocated by Gloria de la Rosa for District 4; Chris Flescher, allocated by Kimbley Craig for District 5; and Larry Tack, allocated by John “Tony” Villegas for District 6.

The elect will me on Thursday during a City Hall Rotunda 200 Lincoln Ave. Salinas. The bulletin is accessible during or by job 758-7241. The website or write can also surprise we who is your district city legislature member if we wish to news and travel and trade problem to a commission. You can see any city legislature or elect assembly by examination The Salinas Channel on YouTube.

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