A proposed policy on installing speed bumps and traffic circles in residential neighborhoods will be considered tonight by the City Council.
"We don't have any [such devices] in the city at this point," said Joe Genovese, the city's traffic engineer.
Other cities, such as Thousand Oaks, have such policies, Genovese said.
Oxnard currently uses a combination of education and enforcement to solve traffic problems, including a radar trailer that displays motorists' speed.
Under the proposed policy, residents requesting speed bumps or traffic circles would have to pay for their installation and the $553 fee to process the request unless studies show a significant traffic problem. The county and city of Ventura require residents to pay for speed bumps or traffic circles.
Because people frequently have a love-hate attitude toward such devices, Genovese is recommending that three-quarters of the residents on a street must agree to the installation.