The San Ramon City Council is set to review plans to install ground-mounted directional signs meant to identify the city's downtown corridor on Tuesday, a move city staff say is meant to highlight the area around City Center Bishop Ranch.
In order to install the signs on Interstate 680, the city will need to authorize its public works director to file an encroachment permit application with Caltrans.
"The City of San Ramon has developed a vibrant downtown, which has resulted in a growing need for I-680 freeway signage to direct the traveling public to the downtown area," associate engineer Theresa Peterson wrote in a staff report to the council.
According to Peterson, the sign will read “Downtown San Ramon Next Exit,” and has been proposed to be located in advance of the I-680 Bollinger Canyon Road northbound and southbound freeway exits.
Installation of the signs is expected to be completed within six months of the encroachment permit submission and will be designed by Caltrans officials, ensuring that the signage designs will adhere with all of the agency's criteria, according to Peterson.
The costs associated with the new signage are expected to be approximately $5,000 and will be paid from the city's Bollinger Canyon Road widening project budget.
Residents can submit public comments via email to [email protected] Comments must be sent prior to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and include “Public Comment 7/28/2020” in the subject line.
In other business
* Also during Tuesday's meeting, the council will hear a report from the city's Building and Safety Services Division and review the collection of abatement costs and unpaid fines conducted by the department.
Created in order to promote health and safety in the construction and maintenance of buildings, the 11-person Building and Safety Services Division enforces building codes, conservation standards, regulations and ordinances established by the city, according to the city website.
* The council is also set to convene online for a special meeting on Wednesday, in order to interview and select applicants for the city's Parks and Community Services Commission.
That meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and likewise can be viewed on the city's YouTube page or on its Zoom account, however for that meeting residents will need to use webinar ID 983 0903 5715 to view the meeting.
Residents can comment on Wednesday's meeting by emailing [email protected] prior to 4 p.m. on Wednesday.