Walnut Restricts Parking On Fort Bowie Drive

With 56 percent of residents on Fort Bowie Drive supporting the measure, the council approved restrictions

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Walnut Traffic Engineer David Gilbertson provided a report to council and responded to public comments regarding the speed limit. Photo Credit: Joshua Sanchez/SAC.Media.

Walnut City Council voted unanimously to add parking restrictions by approving Ordinance No. 19-02 on March 13.

This will result in parking restrictions on Fort Bowie Drive located near Mt. SAC on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. except by permit.

The Traffic Safety Committee received numerous complaints from residents living on Fort Bowie Drive. These complaints included littering, students occupying curbside parking, and interfering with trash pick up and street sweeping.

“The Traffic Safety Committee reviewed the issue after the Feb 13 meeting and recommends that the City Council adopt the parking prohibition,” city engineer David Gilbertson said.

Staff determined through a survey that 56 percent of residents on Fort Bowie Drive supported the idea of a new parking restriction.

The City Council also voted unanimously to approve everything listed on the council consent calendar, and discussed different city events.

On March 30, there will be a free wellness workshop located at the Walnut Senior Center from 8 a.m. to noon. They will have free wellness presentations, chair massages, and meditation lessons and the event is best for ages 10 and older with child care provided for children ages 4 to 11. Pre-registration is required and people can call (909) 598-6200 to register.

“Please come out, get that chair massage and checkout all the vendors,” Mayor Mary Tragarz said.

There will also be an environmental impact report scoping meeting which will be held on March 19 during the next Parks and Recreations commission meeting. The next regularly scheduled city council meeting will be held on March 27.