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06/17/1986 s .3'd ti y I I 1 211 1 TRANSI T DEPARTMENT II3 Public Hearing 4 Minutes of the scheduled meeting of the Transit Department of the City of Las Cruces held Tuesday June 17, 1986, at 7 00 p m. in the City Council 5 Chambers of the Municipal Building. 6 MEMBERS PRESENT Gerald Scott Hugo Stefani 7 Jacob Ribald Ruth Jones 8 Scott Crews 9 MEMBERS ABSENT Joseph C de Baca 10 ALSO PRESENT Ray Peterson, Transit Director Dale Kemp, Transit Assistant 11 Earl Tortes, Lead Bus Driver Mary Altamirano, Clerk/Typist 12 Barbara Pardo, Rideshare Marketing Coordinator 13 CALL TO ORDER 14 The meeting was called to order by Ray Peterson, Transit Director 15 Mr. Ray Peterson advised that this meeting will be conducted following 16 Roberts Rules of Order. If any member of the public has a comment or questions he or she wishes to address the Transit Department, they will be 17 recognized by the Chair, and then state their name so that their comments may be entered into the permanent records of these proceedings. Each 18 person will be recognized only once on each case or issue Any person adversely affected by a decision of this meeting must file a written appeal 19 stating the grounds for his or her appeal to the City Council within 15 days of this meeting. 20 The Public Hearing was opened and the Public was invited to make comments 21 on the route changes of 2 June 1982. 22 The following are suggestions 23 Daphne Berry. Is it my turns 24 Ray Peterson. Yes 25 I Daphne: I want to see the bus go down Valley Drive and Amador. Because I work on the corner of Amador and Campo. And I have another job at the 26 University. Khere I live right now, the buses don't go by there, so I haven't been taking the bus And I much rather take the bus than try to 27 you know, deal with the transportation I have now. 2811 Ray Ok._. . you're asking for service at the Valley and Amador? 29 I Daphne A two way route on Valley that would go up to tine University and another route that would go the other direction on Valley and go up Nnador 30 Ray Ok. . that ok. . . It would he difficult to make a route like dh,at 31 but. . . '_c serve that area. . ok and you weren't using this system before? 32 I r. 1 Daphne- not. well I dial use it a couple of times to go to the Mesil.la Valley Mall 2 Ray: Are there any other comments or ok, I'll read some of the letters 3 ` that came in on these changes. There were two letters of protest on the change from Union Avenue and it hooks like it was all from the same family 4 I believe the name is Richmond, Florence, Melvin, David and Linda. They were generally.. . in the letters they were protesting the change taking the 5 bus off the Union and moving it to the University, and they are very unhappy about that and they want it restored to Union Ave So that is four 6 people protesting that change. 7 There is another letter here that was supporting the change along 411 Melend.res, they live along. . : it's Mr and I swear they are not related to 8 me, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Peterson, and -I did not pay them for that either, 330 N. Melehdres, the City BUs system is perfect just the way it is now 9 The only way it could be better is if in tip a few more routes were added As for now Fie hope you don't change a thing. The buses are a pure luxury 10 and independence for us and the people like us with no car. So that was a support of the change 11 Person (Scott Crews?) . And they are getting on out there? Indorse it 12 right? 13 Ray: Yes, just about I 14 Ed Misquez I have a question about that 15 Ray. Yes? 16 Ed, That route that goes down on University . goes all the way down to 17 HWY 28 in Mesilla? = 18 Ray: Well, it comes from 28. . . - 19 Ed. or. . from 28, there was a suggestion that a bus come down Union and then go south on I'm not sure the nam.e of the Street, but it's straight 20 in front of Zia Jr. High. . . 21 Ray. Bowman? McDowell 22 Ed: . .and then go over to Union and then. . . 23 Ray That was the original route and that was changed because that protests along McDowell They did not want the bus there. So we changed 24 it The other letter was from I think it's Charlotte Kiser of 2975 Terrace 25 Drive and there are a number of ccoments `sere she didn't like the one way 26 loop system here. She wanted to be served going to the Library. Which we've done with the new route change We let them off at the Corner and 27 Campo and Picacho which is right across from the Library, she says down Ihere . .she thanks us for making that change She also wants more coverage along Valley Drive, Hoagland, and Carlyle and McClure and she 2811 compliments all the bus drives for bedng frierdly and courteous. She also 291 has a suggestion of more bus service on Telshor and Amador would be II helpful, she also wants better service around the Mesilla Valley Mall,l J0j right now we are just serving the :southern edge of the Mall around J C Penneys so we are not making.' a full loop �^Fe don't have enough time in the 31 route to do that. Arid sl5e was also 'talUng about going up Walnut and Amador and Locus and that loop there that we were talking about before. 32 She also recognizes it is hard to serve as many areas on a time schedule 1 ^ ^ ` ` ^ � ^ without additional buses. ' � � � There was a letter o� protest on Acmi'o the route that we wore on prior to. 3 making this change we were going down &omi 'o on Pioacbo to Las Cruces, and � she wanted the bus taken off that route which we've done with route change 4 and she did not like the one nay loobs again. That letter was frun Hr and � Mzo, Peter Gilbert on 637 N. &zzni 'o � 5 ` The next one is Mr. Dao Pena, at 1355 3extod Street. His request was to . 6 not remove the service along Valley and Pzcacho. He thought that we were going to abandon that area that the town and I wrote a letter back to ^ 7 him saying that we were not abandoning the area, we were just moving the ^ service until we get more vehicles to serve it then we would pot the out in a service back t that area, .; 8 ^ � ^ � 9 And that is all the letters of protest that I have coTe in on this specific route change. 10 There being no further discussion, the meeting was adjourned 12 ^ 13 14 15 16' 17 � 18 19 ^ 20 21 _ 22 | � 23 2,4 ^ 25 ' 26 27 -- - 11 29 30 31 32 � _~/ �