County Public Works staff and the office of District 2 Supervisor Candace Andersen will host a second community forum on April 23 to receive input on future roadway improvements. Officials will review the results of a recent traffic pattern and systems study as well as forecasts for the future.
An AOB is a traffic mitigation fee program designed to improve the capacity and safety of the road network within an area. Money collected from developers within an AOB is used to fund road improvement projects that mitigate traffic impacts generated by new development projects. There is currently just over $2 million in fees Alamo could use.
"We do a regular update of the AOB to see if there is a project that would benefit Alamo or if we should give those funds elsewhere," Andersen told the Express in February, adding that the AOB was last updated in 1998.
Tuesday night's meeting will be held to gain resident input on project ideas and needs from the community's perspective.
The AOB came under fire for supposedly planning to widen Danville Boulevard to four lanes. While Andersen stressed that there is no plan to do so, the 1998 AOB names the "ultimate configuration," a plan that would widen the intersection of Stone Valley Road and Danville Boulevard. Without an update, the county would revert to the old AOB or lose funding.
"There was a public cry for some time to remove AOB projects. Unless we come up with an alternate project, we're required to return funds to developers because we're not using funds collected," Andersen said.
The community forum update will be held from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Alamo Elementary School (100 Wilson Road, Alamo).