The potential for off-campus student parking has been reduced in one neighborhood near a pair of Danville high schools.
The Danville Town Council on Tuesday unanimously approved new parking restrictions on a portion of Glen Road, northwest of Del Amigo and San Ramon Valley high schools, according to Geoff Gillette, town public information coordinator.
Parking is now not allowed on the street from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. on school days between Van Gordon Place and Del Amigo Road.
"The neighborhood is owed this courtesy," Danville Mayor Robert Storer said in a follow-up interview.
The council's decision was made, in part, to address residents' concerns and "promote the safe and orderly movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic," according to the council resolution.
Some Glen Road residents argued that student parking in their neighborhood led to high traffic volumes, incidents of vandalism and disrespectful behavior toward homeowners.
"We cannot continue with this type of neighborhood disruptions and traffic congestion from the high school," Storer said.
The situation is compounded by a lack of adequate on-campus parking at SRVHS coupled with a lack of viable off-campus alternatives, the mayor added.
"We are clearly not blaming the students; they just simply have no place to go," he said. "The town will continue to partner with the school district until we have found a reasonable (long-term) solution."
Council members ultimately chose the least restrictive of the three options presented by town staff. One called for no parking on all of Glen Road and the other proposed no parking on Glen Road, Van Gordon Place or Shelly Place -- each option would also have applied only on school days, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.
The new no-parking signs are expected to be posted within the next several weeks, Gillette said.
In other business, the council conducted its midyear review of the 2013-14 budget and approved a handful of budget adjustments.
At the midway point, town revenues appear on track to meet budget projections according to Elizabeth Hudson, town finance director and treasurer.
The building and planning division expects to see $400,000 more revenue than originally anticipated because of increases in development applications and building inspections in the first half of the year and high demand projected for the second half, Hudson said.
Council members approved nearly $450,000 in budget adjustments to account for new or higher-than-expected expenditures throughout the year.
The moves included $196,000 for increased contracts for building inspection and plan-checking services, $100,000 to cover code enforcement activities, $62,000 in higher costs for traffic-signal maintenance, $50,000 to fund outside legal counsel and $40,000 to hire a full-time public works inspector.
The costs will be covered by existing funds or future fee revenues, Hudson said.
The council also signed off on nearly $1.3 million in new funding for capital improvement projects, consisting of $516,200 for Railroad Avenue improvements, $500,000 for added landscaping on the Interstate 680 auxiliary lanes project and $221,000 for San Ramon Valley Boulevard widening between Jewel Terrace and Fountain Springs Drive.
Sufficient funding was available for the three moves, according to Hudson.
Council members also adopted the recognized obligation payment schedule for the successor agency to the former town community development agency and approved an $84,200 administrative budget for successor agency activities between July 1 and Dec. 31 of this year.