Tired of the constant, grinding noise of traffic on the 118 Freeway, residents who live near the thoroughfare asked the City Council on Monday to help find money to build sound walls along the road.
For several months, homeowners who want the sound walls have met with city and state officials, trying in vain to find funding for the idea. So at Monday night's council meeting, about 10 residents of the neighborhoods near the Ronald Reagan Freeway asked the council to get involved.
"Right now, there is no mandate given to the city manager's office [to help], and without that, nothing is going to happen," said Dave Timms, who lives on North Parkdale Avenue.
Council members stopped short of directing city staff to work on the project. But Mayor Greg Stratton suggested that the city's four neighborhood councils hold a joint meeting to solicit more citizen input. And Councilman Bill Davis suggested that the Ventura County Transportation Commission could help locate funding for the walls.