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Rancho Santa Fe town hall on roundabouts vs. signals to be held before Covenant-wide survey

At its Sept. 3 meeting, the Rancho Santa Fe Association board approved the pro-roundabouts and pro-traffic lights materials that will be sent out to homeowners after a town hall meeting on Sept. 16.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, giving the public one last opportunity to hear about potential traffic solutions on Paseo Delicias in order to make an informed decision on the survey.

All Covenant residents, not just those who registered to vote, will have until Oct. 25 to turn in their surveys. An independent firm supervised by Rancho Santa Fe resident Dave Moon will be in charge of tallying the surveys.

RSF Association Manager Bill Overton said the hope is that there will be an “overwhelming determination” on which direction the community supports. The results will be shared with the Association board and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

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Residents will be weighing in on whether to install traffic signals or roundabouts at the intersections of Via de la Valle, El Montevideo/La Valle Plateada and El Camino Del Norte.

After years’ worth of studies and discussion, the Association board voted May 7 in favor of supporting traffic signals. However, a petition signed by homeowners called for more community discussion and, on July 2, the board approved conducting a community-wide survey.

“The survey is important to see what the community overall thinks is the best thing to do,” Overton said “We strongly urge everyone to please turn in the survey.”

The documents to be included in the ballot were submitted by signal and roundabout proponents and independently reviewed for veracity by the Association.

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Supporting documents on roundabouts can be found at rsfbeautifulroads.com. Further information in favor of traffic signals can be found at rsfsignals.com.


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