following petition was presented to the public for signature.
We, the undersigned, request that the Los Alamos County Council
take the following actions:
(1) stop preparations for the roundabout at Trinity and Central
(2) arrange to replace the planned roundabout with a signalized
(3) adopt a moratorium on roundabout planning for any and all
Los Alamos County arterial streets such as East Road, Trinity
Drive, and Diamond Drive for a period of ten years.
Thank you for your consideration.
| The petition was
signed by 342 Los Alamos County residents and was delivered at the County
Council meeting of April 5, 2016. Video of the entire Council meeting can
be found here
(this matter is agenda item 7.A).
| William Mead gave
a short talk supporting the petition, available as an Adobe pdf file here
and as a video clip here
(8 min.). The councilors asked several questions (video
here, 10 min.).
spoke for two minutes each, with ten supporting the petition and seven
in opposition. Videos of these speakers are divided into four groups,
and can be watched by clicking on the group(s) you wish to view.
- Pro-petition (con-roundabout) group
1 (Debra Steinman, Lisa Shin, Craig Cullberg, Michael Cutler, Joel
- Pro-petition group 2
(Robert Wells, Chris Fisher, Fran Berting, Robert Weeks, Peggy Pendergast)
- Con-petition (pro-roundabout) group
1 (Gregory Kendall, William Somers, Kyle Zimmerman, George Stannings)
- Con-petition group 2 (Michael
Wismer, David Glass, Brian Oneil)
| Councilor Israelovitz
moved to "Accept the petition, thank the petitioners, and take no further
action." Motion seconded by Councilor Henderson. After brief comments
by the councilors, the motion passed 6-1. Video of this portion of the proceedings
is available here (18 min.).
| The petitioners
thank the Councilors for their consideration, though we consider the Council's
Return to review the whole 2016 project update,