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MAC Halts Push On Stop Signs

By Sondra Murphy

After several months spent examining neighborhood safety concerns at El Roblar Drive and Poli Avenue, the Ojai Valley Municipal Advisory Council decided Monday against recommending stop signs or no parking zones along the little business district.Concerns about line-of-sight issues in the area prompted a Ventura County Public Works study in late 2008. Nazir Lalani of the agency came back to the council with a recommendation to create no parking zones near the Poli and El Roblar intersection, which would eliminate about four parking spots. Merchants in the district were upset by the plan, and attended MAC meetings to cite sparse parking that already exists in the neighborhood. The MAC next considered having a four-way stop installed at the intersection, but learned that this would still add no parking zones near the corners. Subsequent advice by county representatives and law enforcement staff has shown the area has little to no speeding citations or incidents that

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