A controversial plan that officials say will decrease traffic in the north-central area of the city will be considered by the City Council tonight.
If the council goes along with staff recommendations, the following measures will be taken:
Flower Street will remain closed to southbound traffic between 6 and 9 a.m. and stop signs will be installed at Westwood Avenue and Memory Lane, the Flower Street off-ramp from the Santa Ana Freeway and Flower at North Park Boulevard. City staffers will also attempt to have Caltrans close the off-ramp.
In addition, plans to install traffic diverters on key streets will be abandoned and a request from residents of Greenleaf Street to erect a wall north of 17th Street will be rejected.
City studies indicate that the plan has decreased traffic in the neighborhood 12% overall and 22% during rush hours. A progress report will be made to the council next February.