Parking change approved on Jackson Street

Drivers might be losing a few parking spaces on Jackson Street but participants of the ALIVE program will have a safer time getting on and off their bus.

The parking area pertains to a 45-foot section in front of the Plumas Rural Services building, explained Plumas County Public Works Director Bob Perreault.

The area is along the south side of Jackson Street and the intersection of Buchanan Street, Perreault explained to supervisors June 18.

This was the introduction and waiving of the first reading of an ordinance amending a section of the Plumas County Code.

“Plumas Rural Services operate the ALIVE program for their disabled clientele at their offices located at the intersection of Jackson Street and Buchanan Street,” Perreault explained.

Plumas Transit Systems routinely pick up clients at the location as part of the regular bus rounds, he added.

The problem is that vehicles are often parked where the bus should stop to provide a safer exit or entrance for riders. The bus often has to stop in the middle of the street and ALIVE members, many with special needs, have to deal with the street elevation as well as vehicles parked in the way, Perreault said.

With the exception of creating a red no parking area there are no other changes required.

Supervisors approved the change in a roll call vote.