Traffic control must be a part of every development plan. The county board has moved to provide a regional linking of roads in its Foothill Circulation Phasing Plan that requires developers in the southeastern section of the county to pay more than $200 million for a network of major roads before they complete housing projects in the area. Car and van pools, staggered work times and transitways are other traffic control measures that must be incorporated in all developments.
One sure benefit of the initiative is that it already has forced the board to appoint a citizens advisory committee--which includes two initiative leaders as well as developer representatives--to draft its own growth management plan. The committee has already adopted most of the provisions contained in Measure A. It is also looking for ways to force cooperation by all 27 cities, which is necessary to achieve countywide goals.