Last weekend’s death of a pedestrian and a bicyclist who was struck and hospitalized were discussed at last night’s College Station city council meeting. Assistant city manager and former police chief Jeff Capps says any attempts to improve traffic safety will have to have participation from Texas A&M officials. A&M’s student government vice president for municipal affairs Wayne Beckermann told the council legislation has been filed endorsing a reduced speed limit on University in Northgate and extending a barrier in the middle of the street.
Today is the first full meeting for two new members of the Bryan city council. Items on the council’s workshop agenda include the results of a study to meet requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act. City Engineer Paul Kaspar is in charge of the city complying with the A-D-A. Kaspar says the city has budgeted $350,000 for A-D-A projects this year. That compares with an estimated need of at least $80-million.
And, local law enforcement is again reminding vehicle owners to keep valuables out of sight. College Station police lieutenant Steve Brock says that’s after forced entry was made into three vehicles and guns were taken. You’re also reminded to hide small things like power cords, which Brock says is a cue for thieves that there may be valuables inside.