Another local government abuses its discretionary power = Placerville City Council

Measure K was passed by Placerville City residents on November 4, 2014. Measure K requires that any time a roundabout is proposed on a public road, the citizens will first vote on whether or not they want a roundabout in that location.

On January 27, 2015, Placerville City Manager, Cleve Morris, states that the City will move ahead with its proposed Western Interchange project, without regard for Measure K.  The Western Interchange project includes several roundabouts.

Here is a video clip and an excerpt of the text follows:

Partial script from the video: 2:26:34

“Cleve Morris (Placerville City Manager: As far as telling you what is going to happen with those (WPI) roundabouts designed as part of the Interchange, we’re moving forward with them at this point. Will we get challenged on them? We don’t know. But we are also coordinating with Caltrans in that process, and will continue to coordinate with Caltrans to make sure that they are on board. We’ve already had discussions with their legal counsel regarding that, so we will make sure that’s . . . But I can’t tell you, if you’re asking “How Measure K will affect those?” I don’t . . . by the next meeting we will not have that answer.

Carol Patton (City Council Woman): Has Caltrans made a ruling on the Measure K impacts to the Western Placerville Interchange?

Cleve Morris: They have not made a ruling; however, I believe our discussions were that they felt that if they were challenged on those roundabouts that they would become involved in and support us in that challenge.”

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