City Seeks Grant Money for Radar Speed Monitors

radar speed monitorThe City of Menifee is applying for a grant of $75,000.00 to purchase five radar speed monitors.

The monitors, which are all solar powered, will be placed throughout the city to encourage drivers to slow down. One of the monitors will have recording capabilities.

The grant is offered through Cal-Trans. Cal-Trans will make a determination by June 1, 2011, and if approved, funds would become available October 1, 2011.

"We continue to receive weekly speeding complaints", explained Don Allison, the city's chief engineer. "This equipment has proven to be effective in calming traffic speeds".

The city has identified some 45 locations where these radar monitors could be placed.

Presently, the city has only one traffic officer, and enforcing traffic proves to be very expensive. "This equipment is a means of extending our reach and providing 24 hour - 7 days speed feedback to the public", Allison stated.

It'll still cost the city about $5,000 a year maintaining the monitors and moving them around to various locations.




6 Comments:

  1. We are supposed to be a nation of lawful individuals,
    but speeders and other violators would be shocked to think they are lawbreakers. If they see a bank robber
    or a mugger, etc., they express righteous indignation.

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  2. GIMME A BREAK!. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY! WE NEED OUR ROADS AND BRIDGES IMPROVED BEFORE A SINGLE PENNY IS SPENT ON ANYTHING ANYWERE.

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  3. Anonymous: Not sure what you're talking about. This is grant money.

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  4. I think the money grant or whatever could be better spent. I see older people daily walking and telling people to slow down on "their" streets when they really have no clue how fast the car is going. I have had someone motion for me to slow down going down a 25 MPH street. I was going 27 miles per hour. Some people just need to complain!

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  5. Any grant money should be accounted for and invested with wisdom. Bridges are of first importance. As far as speed (or lack of speed) goes, maybe traffic officers to direct traffic at peak hours? Namely at Antelope & Newport and Haun & Newport. If anyone misses, or is home sick for, the 91, 405, 10 etc, than just take a trip on Newport RD just about any time. Night time included.

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  6. @JPM, I think this particular grant can only be used for certain things, and not for infrastructure. When it comes to bridges in Menifee, the city will likely seek TUMF funds from Western Regional Council of Governments, along with whatever mello roos taxes and sales taxes they can save up in the next couple years, and likely implement a bond measure.

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