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File #: Ord 19-61    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 10/23/2019
Title: Amending Chapter 152 of the Legislative Code permitting the City Engineer to set speed limits on roads under the City’s jurisdiction.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen, Kassim Busuri, Mitra Jalali, Rebecca Noecker, Jane L. Prince, Dai Thao, Chris Tolbert
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
10/28/20191 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/23/20191 City Council AdoptedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/16/20191 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/9/20191 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/2/20191 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Video Video

Title

Amending Chapter 152 of the Legislative Code permitting the City Engineer to set speed limits on roads under the City’s jurisdiction.

 

Body

 

SECTION 1

 

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes Section 169.14, subd. 2 sets forth the maximum speed limits on various roadways types throughout the State; and

 

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes Section 169.14, subd. 5h permits a city to establish speed limits for city streets under the city’s jurisdiction at limits different than those set in subdivision 2; and

 

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes Section 169.14, subd 5h requires that a city that uses the authority under this subdivision must develop procedures to set speed limits based on the city’s safety, engineering and traffic analysis; and

 

WHEREAS, the City is interested in altering the speed limits for City streets under the City’s jurisdiction; and

 

WHEREAS, the City, by this ordinance, gives the City Engineer the authority to develop procedures to set speed limits and to set speed limits on City Streets; now therefore be it

 

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul does hereby ordain:

 

SECTION 2

 

The Saint Paul Legislative Code section 152.20 is hereby added:

 

Sec. 152.20. - Authority to set speed limits on City streets.

 

The city engineer may establish speed limits for city streets under the city’s jurisdiction in accordance with the provisions set forth at Minnesota Statutes Section 169.14.  The procedures relied upon to set speed limits pursuant to this section shall be kept by the Department of Public Works and updated as needed.   

 

SECTION 3

 

This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force thirty (30) days following its passage, approval, and publication.

 

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