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File #: 20-234    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/11/2020 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 2/25/2020 Final action:
Title: Report on Illegal Street Racing and Sideshow Activity [Council Pillar: Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]
Attachments: 1. Matrix Consulting Group report “Report on Illegal Street Racing and Sideshow Activity Study”, dated February 7, 2020, 2. Draft Ordinance, 3. POST MEETING MATERIAL
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Report on Illegal Street Racing and Sideshow Activity [Council Pillar: Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]

Report
BACKGROUND
On April 9, 2019, the City Council considered a request for the review and evaluation of illegal street racing and sideshow activity in the City of Santa Clara. Direction was given to the City Manager to conduct an analysis of the problem and return to City Council with proposed measures to curtail activity including the possible adoption of a new City ordinance. In addition, the Council requested that the Police Department focus on the prevention of illegal activity to the extent existing resources allowed and authorized the City Manager to provide resources as necessary to address the issue.

On April 25, 2019, the City Manager's Office initiated a Statement of Qualifications process to retain a consultant to conduct the analysis of illegal street racing and sideshow activity. The City entered into an agreement with Matrix Consulting Group for these services on June 21, 2019.

At the February 25, 2020 City Council meeting, Matrix Consulting Group will provide Council with an overview of their findings and recommendations for consideration. Their final written report is enclosed as Attachment 1. Staff has reviewed the consultant's recommendations and prepared this report for the purpose of providing Council with staff's analysis on the feasibility of implementing the consultant's recommendations in the City of Santa Clara.

DISCUSSION

Study Methodology and Findings

Matrix Consulting Group conducted an assessment of current street racing and sideshow activity in Santa Clara utilizing a number of different approaches including an analysis of the City's CAD data, on-site interviews with business owners in impacted areas, an online community survey and best practice research.

CAD data - A review of CAD data for the period January 1 through June 30, 2019 was conducted....

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