When Sheriff's Sgt. Ken Cozzens chats with citizens during his patrols of Hollywood Beach and Silver Strand he hears a common complaint: Too many people speed along their neighborhood streets, endangering other motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and children at play.
Cozzens will ask Channel Islands Beach Community Services District officials to approve a plan tonight to reduce the speed limits in those areas and to furnish deputies with radar equipment.
The district, governed by an elected board of directors, provides water, trash and sewer services to unincorporated beach communities near Channel Islands Harbor. It is also consulted--as in this case--on laws or policies affecting residents or businesses within its boundaries.
Bill Higgins, the district's general manager, is recommending the board vote for the proposal.
"Speeding has been an issue that has been brought up by the public for many, many years," Higgins said. "You often see narrow misses when cars pull out of side streets."