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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Supervisor Barger Resolves Altadena Schools’ Traffic Safety Concerns

Supervisor Kathryn Barger

In an effort to ensure the safety of students before and after school, Supervisor Kathryn Barger today championed a motion directing crossing guards to serve the busiest intersections outside Altadena Arts Magnet and Eliot Arts Magnet Academy. Her motion was unanimously approved during the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting.

“As students navigate busy streets when they arrive and leave from school, their protection and safety are the absolute top priority,” Supervisor Barger said. “I thank the leadership from both schools and the Altadena Town Council for speaking up about this urgent need. Advocacy and collaboration are key to resolving community safety concerns.”

Barger’s motion ensures there will be professional traffic supervision during arrival and dismissal times to prevent students from being struck by vehicles when children are being dropped off and picked up from school.

As a result, the crossing guard currently stationed at the intersection of Calaveras Street and Catherine Road will be reassigned to the intersection of Calaveras Street and El Molino Avenue adjacent to Altadena Arts Magnet. Additionally, the motion reassigns the crossing guard at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Calaveras Street to the intersection of Lake Avenue and Boston Street adjacent from Eliot Arts Magnet Academy.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, in coordination with the County Office of Education, will report back to the Board of Supervisors in 30 days with a comprehensive traffic safety analysis, recommendations for improvements, and projected timelines for implementation.

You can find the full motion here.




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