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In your Sept. 11 edition, a Mr. Fred Floth submitted a letter suggesting that Measure Y somehow is influencing the “roundabout” issue in the city of Placerville. Measure Y does not apply in the city of Placerville. Measure Y is an El Dorado County ordinance adopted by voters in 1998.
For those of you not familiar with Measure Y language, it reads as follows:
• Traffic from single-family residential subdivision development projects of five or more parcels of land shall not result in, or worsen, Level of Service F (gridlock, stop-and-go) traffic congestion during weekday, peak-hour periods on any highway, road, interchange or intersection in the unincorporated areas of the county.
• The county shall not add any additional segments of U.S. Highway 50, or any other roads, to the county’s list of roads that are allowed to operate at Level of Service F without first getting the voters’ approval or by a 4/5 vote of the Board of Supervisors.
• Developer-paid traffic impact fees combined with any other available funds shall fully pay for building all necessary road capacity improvements to fully offset and mitigate all direct and cumulative traffic impacts from new development upon any highways, arterial roads and their intersections during weekday, peak-hour periods in unincorporated areas of the county.
Measure Y Committee member