Road signs at Yelm intersection of SR 507 & 510
Photo courtesy of Yelm-based photographer Guustaaf Damave
“The City of Yelm Planning Commission is sponsoring a Public Hearing to receive comments on the proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan. The City of Yelm is pleased to provide you with the analysis and draft of the proposed Yelm Comprehensive Plan and Yelm/Thurston County Joint Plan Amendments 2007.
The Yelm Planning Commission, with the assistance of the Thurston Regional Planning Council, is proposing editorial changes to the transportation, capital facilities plan, and other zoning related changes to ensure the Comprehensive Plan is consistent with the Washington State Growth Management Act.
The Public Hearing is scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2007, at 6:00 PM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall located at 105 Yelm Avenue West. Written comments will be received up until 5:00 PM, September 4, 2007,” quoting the email from City Hall.
Policy 2.1. Road Adequacy Policy (Level of Service Standard) of the Transportation Plan says
“To adopt levels of service for roads and facilities and services that reflect the preference of the community.”
The Plan says:
“For concurrency purposes, the following standards shall apply in the Urban Growth Area:
3. In the urban core LOS F is recognized as an acceptable level of service where mitigation to create traffic diversions, bypasses, and alternate routes and modes of transportation are authorized and being planned, funded, and implemented, and can result in improved LOS.”
Mayor Harding said LOS (Level of Service) would not be heard at the Six Year Transportation Plan Public Hearing.
OK, it must be heard here. LOS F is NOT an acceptable level of service.
We, the community, want to change the policy and no longer accept the LOS F on OUR MAIN THOROUGHFARE.
Level of Service (LOS) is simply explained on the July 19th entry on this blog:
scroll to July 19.
Won’t you turn out in numbers and tell the Planning Commission
“To adopt levels of service for roads and facilities and services that reflect the preference of the community”
and not levels based on their own desires. This is where the city’s policies are established.
The will of the community says the Plan is what must be followed!