Agenda Item   



                                                                                                                        ASR Control  23-000833




legal entity taking action:

Board of Supervisors

board of supervisors district(s):

All Districts

SUBMITTING Agency/Department:

OC Public Works   (Approved)

Department contact person(s):

Nardy Khan (714) 647-3906 



Wei Zhu (714) 647-3976



Subject:  Amend Ordinance and Adopt Resolution for OC Traffic Committee Membership


     ceo CONCUR

County Counsel Review

Clerk of the Board


Approved Resolution(s) and Ordinance(s)




3 Votes Board Majority




    Budgeted: N/A

Current Year Cost:  N/A

Annual Cost: N/A




    Staffing Impact:


# of Positions:           

Sole Source:   N/A

    Current Fiscal Year Revenue: N/A

   Funding Source:    N/A

County Audit in last 3 years: No

   Levine Act Review Completed: N/A


    Prior Board Action:         5/8/2018 #11, 11/7/1989 #68, 8/6/1985 #36, 9/12/1978 #34






Approve the Orange County Traffic Committee Report of September 21, 2023 - Item B to amend Orange County Ordinance 6-4-204.



Read the title of the Ordinance to amend Orange County Ordinance 6-4-204.



Waive further reading of the Ordinance.



Consider the matter.



Direct that the Ordinance be placed on the agenda of the December 5, 2023, Board of Supervisors meeting for adoption.



At the meeting on December 5, 2023, consider the matter and adopt the Ordinance.



Adopt Resolution to update the Traffic Committee membership.



Approve amendment to Traffic Committee By-laws to update Traffic Committee membership.







Approving the Orange County Traffic Committee Report - Item B, adopting the amended Ordinance 6-4-204, adopting a Resolution and updating the Orange County Traffic Committee By-laws will allow the Board of Supervisors to make changes to the Orange County Traffic Committee membership by Resolution, as needed, and will improve pedestrian and traffic safety.






At the September 21, 2023, Orange County Traffic Committee (Committee) meeting, the following item was agendized and discussed:


Item B (Amend Traffic Committee By-laws for Membership)


The Committee was established by the Board of Supervisors (Board) on September 17, 1940. The original membership consisted of representatives from the Auto Club of Southern California, California Highway Patrol, California Division of Highways (now Caltrans), and the Orange County Road Department (now OC Public Works Traffic Engineering Division).


Committee membership has changed over the years, including the addition of a school district representing the unincorporated area of Orange County and OC Public Works Operations and Maintenance via Resolution 78-1330 approved on September 12, 1978, the addition of OC Sheriff via Resolution 85-1170 approved on August 6, 1985, the subsequent update on Traffic Ordinance 3768 on November 7, 1989, and the replacement of the Auto Club of Southern California by the Orange County Transportation Authority via Resolution 18-036 approved on May 8, 2018. In recent years, the school district had not been participating in the Committee meetings and requested to be removed from the membership, which leaves a vacancy on the Committee.


The Committee membership was codified in 1989 when the Board established Orange County Ordinance 6-4-204 (Ordinance). The Ordinance states that the “Committee shall consist of one representative from each of the following organizations as indicated in the original 1940 Minute order as modified on September 12, 1978, and August 6,1985: (1) Automobile Club of Southern California; (2) California Highway Patrol; (3) California Department of Transportation; (4) County of Orange EMA Traffic Engineering; (5) County of EMA Public Works/Operations; (6) School District representative designated by the Board and representing the unincorporated area of Orange County; (7) Orange County Sheriff’s Department.” Since the Committee membership was codified by the Ordinance, the only way to change the membership is to amend the Ordinance.


The proposed Ordinance 6-4-204 (amended) will read: “The Orange County Traffic Committee membership shall be set by the Board of Supervisors via Resolution. The Board of Supervisors may change the required membership from time to time by way of Resolution.”


This language allows for changes to the membership of the Committee without further Ordinance amendment.


The item was received and filed by the Committee.


Compliance with CEQA: This action is not a project within the meaning of CEQA Guidelines Section 15378 and is therefore not subject to CEQA since it does not have the potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment or a reasonable foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment. The approval of this agenda item does not commit the County to a definite course of action in regard to a project since this is an adoption of an Ordinance, Resolution and By-laws to change the Committee membership. This proposed activity is therefore not subject to CEQA. Any future action connected to this approval that constitutes a project will be reviewed for compliance with CEQA.















Attachment A - Orange County Traffic Committee Meeting of September 21, 2023 - Agenda
Attachment B - Orange County Traffic Committee Report - Item B
Attachment C - Uncodified Ordinance 6-4-204 (amended)
Attachment D - Resolution
Attachment E - Orange County Traffic Committee By-laws
Attachment F - Redline to Orange County Traffic Committee By-laws