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City of La Palma
7822 Walker Street
La Palma, CA 90623
Ph: (714) 690-3300
Fx: (714) 523-2141
Traffic Safety Committee
The Traffic Safety Committee plays an advisory role in order to improve traffic safety in the City. The Public Works Department staff is responsible for providing support and advice to the Traffic Safety Committee.

Agendas and Minutes

Meetings
  • 6:00 pm
  • Quarterly on the fourth Monday of January, April, July, and October
  • Special meetings held as deemed necessary

Current Traffic Safety Committee Members
  • Richard Lutz    
  • Jan Jensen (Chair)
  • Rodi Almendralo (Vice-Chair)    
  • John Alvis        
  • Guillermo "Willie" Ortega                
  • Community Services Director (Staff Liaison)
  • Chief of Police (Staff Liaison)

Membership and Terms
The Traffic Safety Committee shall consist of five members who are residents of the City of La Palma and shall be appointed by the City Council. Each member serves a four-year term and is eligible to be reappointed by City Council for consecutive four-year terms.

Duties
  • Stimulate and assist in the preparation and publication of traffic reports
  • Receive complaints having to do with traffic matters
  • Recommend to the City Council ways and means for improving traffic conditions
  • Make any recommendations to the City Council with respect to potential or anticipated situations within proposed developments

Appointments and Vacancies
Committee members may be appointed for two four-year terms and appointments are made when a vacancy arises on the committee. The City Council reviews applications for committee vacancies and interviews applicants prior to making appointments. The advertising of upcoming vacancies may occur prior to the actual expiration of a committee member’s term, in an effort to fill vacancies as close as possible to the expiration date. Applications for the Traffic Safety Committee are available online or at City Hall.