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SIMI VALLEY : Plan Considered for 'Adoption' of Roads

July 31, 1993|JAMES MAIELLA JR.

The Simi Valley City Council on Monday will consider a proposal to allow individuals and businesses to "adopt" stretches of roadways and roadside landscaping in the city by paying for their upkeep.

The plan, suggested last month by Councilwoman Barbara Williamson, is modeled after a Caltrans' program that allows people to maintain stretches of highways.

Under Williamson's proposal, city street sweepers and landscape maintenance workers would still service the roads, but their efforts would be subsidized by donations.

In return, program participants would have their names posted on a sign in the area they support.

Simi Valley Mayor Greg Stratton said the proposal has merit.

"It's a great idea," Stratton said. "If people are willing to help and that's in exchange for a small sign . . . then I think we should look at it."

The council will consider the program at its meeting Monday, 6:30 p.m. in City Hall, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road.

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