Transportation Commission

The Transportation Commission is established to advise on all issues affecting parking and transportation. Topics include the Transportation Element of the General Plan, roadway operation, parking, alternatives to single-occupant vehicle travel, the Downtown Trolley, and other transportation related matters.

 

Meetings
The Commission meets at 6:00 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each odd numbered month at the City Council Chamber of City Hall, 1666 N. Main Street, Walnut Creek. The agenda for the next meeting can be found on the public meetings, agenda, and archives page.

Term
Transportation Commissioners hold appointments for a 4-year term.

Members

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David German
(1st term, 2016-2020

                   

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Chris Hansel
Chair
(1st term, 2014-2018)

 

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Danny Milks
Vice Chair
(1st term, 2014-2018)

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Ken Strongman
(1st term,2015-2020)

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Melissa Ward
(1st term, 2014-2018)

 

Note: Year in parentheses denotes dates of term.

Commission Duties
The Transportation Commission is composed of five members appointed by the City Council. The Commission's scope of responsibility is to:

The Transportation Commission shall have the following duties:

(a) To serve as an advisory body to the Planning Commission and City Council on matters related to transportation planning, including the City’s general plan, policy development, and the City’s capital investment program, and major development and circulation proposals as they affect transportation policy.

(b) To serve as the City’s parking authority in the development, review, and implementation of a City parking plan. This includes the review and approval of proposals to operate the City-owned on-street and off-street parking facilities to ensure consistency with the City’s parking plan, including, but not limited to, parking rates, time limits, hours of operation, and the City’s preferential residential permit parking program.

(c) To establish maximum taxicab fares within the City.

(d) To develop, recommend, and review a comprehensive multi-modal system of transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Through June 2013, appoint members to and oversee the Bicycle Advisory Committee to advise the Transportation Commission on matters related to bicycle transportation and bicycle planning in the City. As of July 2013, assume the duties of the Bicycle Advisory Committee.

(e) To perform such other duties as may be required by the City Council or the municipal code.

Staff Contact: Rafat Raie, Traffic Engineer at (925) 943-5843.