The city of Fillmore will install speed humps on one street as part of a pilot program to determine if humps or stop signs work better to control speeding motorists.
Before a packed audience Tuesday, the City Council voted 4 to 1 in favor of installing four speed humps along C Street between Ventura Street and Sespe Avenue. Roger Campbell dissented.
The council had considered a portion of 3rd Street as a site for the gently sloping humps. However, when 3rd Street residents showed up in force to fight the plan, the council decided to install the humps along C Street. A four-way stop will be installed at 3rd and Saratoga streets.
A contractor will be chosen for the installation, and the Fillmore should have its first speed humps in about three weeks, City Manager Burt Rapp said. A six-month study will be conducted to determine which method of speed control is more effective.