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File #: 20-61    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/7/2020 In control: Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
On agenda: 1/27/2020 Final action:
Title: Public Message Board for BPAC Web Page (Liw)
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Public Message Board for BPAC Web Page (Liw)

At the March 2018 Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) meeting, BPAC member Kratz requested that the BPAC add an additional topic to the BPAC's Annual Workplan. Member Kratz requested that the BPAC and staff study an option for the BPAC to host a public message board on the City's website. Member Kratz further clarified with staff that the intent of the public message board is to: 1) provide an opportunity for the public to conveniently comment on bicycle and pedestrian issues in the City rather than attend BPAC meetings and 2) provide a 24-hour/7-days a week method for BPAC members and staff to see what the public thinks of bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the City. Additionally, member Kratz commented that the current BPAC webpage does not mention where to report road hazards and that the BPAC webpage should include contact information for public agencies such as the City, County of Santa Clara, the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD), and the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Staff has consulted with the City's Communications Division, the Information Technology Department, and the City Attorney's Office due to the broad nature of the request to create and host a public message board. Currently, there are no public message boards on the City's website. Regarding two-way communication, the City has an active presence on Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor among others. This is where current information about City initiatives, services, events and more is shared online to the community at large. On these social media platforms, users can provide feedback to the City on these topics and staff will respond as necessary. The public also has an opportunity to give feedback and weigh in on issues through online surveys available on the City's Open City Hall platform. Additionally, the ...

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