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Scottsdale group want input from MP on problems, issues with "Jan Dolan traffic calming measures"

Original post made by George Knowlton, another community, on Oct 26, 2006

In Scottsdale Arizona, the citizens are revolting against a mass traffic calming program initiated and heavily pushed by former Menlo Park city manager Jan Dolan and perpetuated in kind by our Scottsdale Transportation director, Mary O’Connor.

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Posted by Civics 101
a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Oct 27, 2006 at 11:42 am

City managers do what the City Council tells them to do. City managers do not create policy, write the laws, or decide to force a town to install traffic circles.

Individual neighborhoods, such as the Willows, voted on whether to install traffic calming devices. The City Council gave neighborhoods the authority to make the choice, and then directed city staff to work with them to put the plan in place.

Here in California, municipal governments are run according to the principles of democracy. If Scottsdale has created a city government where the city manager acts as dictator, the good citizens may want to contact the ACLU for help, as I'm pretty sure that's unconstitutional.