Parking & Pedestrian Safety Advisory Resource Committee (PPSARC)
The purpose of the Parking and Pedestrian Safety Advisory Resource Committee is to review and collect parking data, conduct related field inspections, evaluate the data and make recommendations to the Mayor and Commission as to changes and revisions to the current parking system and pedestrian safety which will eliminate confusion and safety issues.
Membership & Staff Support
(a) There will be a total of eleven (11) members on the Committee. The Mayor and Commissioners shall each propose two (2) persons who are residents of the City of Atlantic Beach to serve on the Committee. The eleventh member shall be Mayor Pro Tem whose responsibility will be to chair all meetings of the Committee but not to direct the work of the Committee, and to vote only in the event of a tie between the ten other members. All members shall be appointed by the City Commission.
(b) The Committee shall be supported by the following persons:
1. One senior staff member from the Public Works Department, to be selected by the City Manager;
2. One senior staff member from the Public Safety Department, to be selected by the City Manager;
3. One member (past or present) of the Community Development Board, to be selected by the City Commission; and
4. One recording/noticing clerk from the City Clerk’s Office, to be selected by the City Clerk.
Scope of Activities
The Committee shall undertake the following activities:
(a) Utilize traffic counters to determine demand loads on available parking placed at locations with the City to be determined by the Committee for a period of two (2) months, beginning in August, 2017;
(b) Collect data from the counters weekly to fully understand traffic loading and any increases experienced;
(c) Collect data twice daily for a one-week period at a midpoint in each time frame to better understand peak periods of traffic loading;
(d) Evaluate the data and prepare a written report containing recommendations to modify and improve the safety and efficiency of the current beach access parking system and design no later than October 1, 2017, or as soon thereafter as practical;
(e) Make a presentation of the written report to the City Commission in October, 2017, or as soon thereafter as practical; and
(f) Undertake such additional work as requested by the City Manager or City Commission.
The meetings of the Parking and Pedestrian Safety Advisory Resource Committee shall be set at regular times and will be open to the public and notice of meetings shall be provided in accordance with state law.
PPSARC has set their regular meeting times as the first and third Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. in the City Hall, Commission Chamber.
The Parking and Pedestrian Safety Advisory Resource Committee shall exist and be in place for a six month period beginning on the date of the first meeting of the Committee and, unless extended by the City Commission by further enactment, shall automatically sunset, expire and cease to exist after said six month period.
PPSARC had its first meeting on August 31, 2017.
Minutes, Agenda & Meeting Audio
Parking and Pedestrian Safety Advisory Resource Committee meeting minutes, agendas and audio recordings can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate link below.