October 24, 2019
On December 10, 2018, San Diego City Council unanimously passed a resolution prohibiting heavy-duty commercial truck traffic on Barrio Logan residential streets. The resolution resulted in some new signage installations but there has been little enforcement by the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).
Prohibited truck traffic continues unabated on residential streets in Barrio Logan, putting families and residents in harm’s way. On August 9, 2019, a non-compliant heavy-duty truck traveling on Main Street lost control crashing into power lines and fire hydrants. The truck burst into flames and came to rest just a few feet from a home with children sleeping inside.
As of October 23, 2019, SDPD has only issued 49 citations to non-complaint trucks this year. EHC and Barrio Logan residents are discouraged and outraged by the lack of truck route enforcement. EHC representatives and residents voiced their concerns and demands at the October 16, 2019 Barrio Logan Planning Group meeting, and again at the October 23, 2019 Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee meeting. At both meetings, EHC staff shared recent video footage of non-complaint trucks on residential streets and presented specific enforcement actions the SDPD can take.
EHC has written a formal letter to San Diego City Councilmember Vivian Moreno asking for three specific actions:
- Provide consistent monitoring
- Educate truckers
- Issue citations
Councilmembers Moreno and Montgomery expressed strong concerns at the Council Committee meeting. CM Moreno asked SDPD to make monthly reports on citations issued to the planning group and to use the locations and times provided by EHC to develop a monitoring program.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Send signed petitions to Jorge Gonzales:email@example.com or contact him at (510) 559-0978 for more information.