June 24, 2016
San Jose Mayor Liccardo and
San Jose City Council Members
Jim Ortbal San Jose, Director of Transportation
Subject: San Jose City Council Meeting June 28, 2016,Agenda Item 6.1
Lincoln Avenue Pilot Project Report - Request for 45 Day Deferral
The Willow Glen Neighborhood Association Board met Thursday evening June 23, 2016 and briefly discussed our 2016-17 Board Committee Work plans for our Public Safety and Transportation Committee. Research and develop recommendations about valid safety improvements, traffic design, signage and device mitigations needed to be addressed for neighborhoods impacted by Lincoln Ave Road Diet Board as was done for Bird Avenue near Ernesto Galarza Elementary School. Recommendations will be forwarded to Mayor, City Council and Transportation Department staff for funding and implementation.
Neighborhood residents attending June 23, 2016 Board meeting asked if 2015-16 past Board had adhered to WGNA bylaws stating “…the right of members to have timely notice, be informed about and have an opportunity to address Board at public WGNA meetings about any WGNA proposed activities, position papers and actions prior to Board vote..” to approve the Road Diet Position Papers per WGNA as California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation. There was no properly noticed, public July 2015 Board meeting with members having an opportunity to address Board before Board vote as required in our bylaws.
WGNA Road Diet Position Paper signed by past President to support Road Diet Position Paper, dated July 13, 2015 is invalid and should be removed from Agenda Item 6.1 Memorandum LINCOLN AVENUE ROADWAY DATE: June 6, 2016 CONFIGURATION PILOT PROJECT - Attachment J
Therefore, WGNA Board voted to request Mayor Liccardo and San Jose City Council members - Approve a 45 day Council Agenda Deferral of Agenda Item 6.1
The 45 day deferral will enable WGNA at our public Board meeting to discuss with our member and community what should be WGNA Board’s Road Diet position. We will also be able to develop recommendations about valid safety improvements; traffic design; signage; and device mitigations that needs to be addressed for neighborhoods and small businesses impacted by Lincoln Ave Road Diet.
By-Laws and Policies
WILLOW GLEN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION BY-LAWS
ARTICLE I: NAME
The Willow Glen Neighborhood Association (WGNA) is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation organized under California Corporations Code and U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986 - Section 501(c)(4), as amended,
Section 2. VALUES. WGNA’s Purpose and Values embrace the principles and spirit of non-partisan, open, honest, transparent, fair, positive governance in full public view of our members and general public.
Members have the right to be treated fairly and with respect, their privacy respected, and to be free from intimidation, harassment, abuse, and personal attack.
Board will uphold these rights and respect between members and community and the right of members to have timely notice, be informed about and have an opportunity to address Board at public WGNA meetings about any WGNA proposed activities, position papers and actions prior to Board vote.
WGNA represents all members and does not endorse candidates for political office, political parties, or divisive issues.
Richard Zappelli President 2016-2017 Willow Glen Neighborhood Association
[Signature] Jeff Stanley 1st Vice President 2016-2017 Willow Glen Neighborhood Association
[Note: The position paper was originally posted by Stakeholders for a Safe Green Village on SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016 on behalf of Willow Glen Neighborhood Association (WGNA). The new WGNA 2016-2017 Board of Directors did not have access to the WGNA proprietary media at that time. Stakeholders for a Safe Green Village is not affiliated with WGNA. This position paper has also been recorded by the City Clerk of the City of San Jose and was delivered prior to vote on June 28, 2016 for the Agenda Item 6.1, Lincoln Avenue Pilot Project Report.]