During the August 10th Burbank City Council Meeting, the council addressed the issue of speeding within the city.
This discussion took place in the backdrop of the tragic traffic accident that occurred at the intersection of Glenoaks and Andover on August third. Three people, Cerain Baker, Jaiden Johnson and Natalee Moghaddam, were killed after getting hit by a car that was illegally street racing on Glenoaks.
Prior to the start of the meeting, Mayor Bob Frutos led the council and staff in a moment of silence for three individuals who tragically lost their lives.
During the last city council meeting, which took place on July 28th, the council was given a report by staff in the Public Works Department recommending that they change the speed limits on the two sides of San Fernando Boulevard that stretch from Hollywood Way to Winona Avenue, among other streets. However, the council were opposed to raising the speed limit at this section of road before the passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 43, a proposed bill that seeks to make roads safer for pedestrians and other protected groups.
After staff amended the original proposal to remove the stretch of San Fernando Boulevard from Hollywood Way to Winona Avenue from the changes, the council unanimously passed the revised proposal as a part of the consent calendar.
Among the speed limits altered are the stretch of San Fernando Boulevard from Magnolia Boulevard to Verdugo Avenue being changed to 25 miles per hour and the stretch of Scott Road from Glenoaks Boulevard to San Fernando Boulevard being changed to 30 miles per hour.