THE City Council committee on roads and traffic management chaired by Councilor Romeo Calizo met on Thursday to discuss the letter of the Golden Village Homeowners Association in Barangay Carmen. The homeowners are requesting assistance to solve the parking of motorcycles and vehicles, and vendors occupying the roadside along Villarin Street, specifically outside JR Borja General Hospital.
In a letter to the barangay chair, they cited that the chaotic and uncontrolled traffic situation in the specified area may lead to vehicular accidents in the future as motorcycles and other vehicles are already occupying about half of the street. The traffic congestion has affected not only the subdivision but also other government offices like the Department of Science and Technology and the Population Commission, they further said.
They requested for the transfer/removal of sidewalk vendors who are occupying the top of the drainage line along the street.
Issues of drainage and sanitation and public safety caused by the presence and proliferation of illegal sidewalk vendors were already brought to different government units but there have been no concrete action done up to this time, the letter cited.
Representatives from the City Administrator’s Office, City Legal Office, City Engineer’s Office, Roads and Traffic Administration, JR Borja General Hospital, City Health Office, Office of the City Building Official, Golden Village Homeowners Association, Inc., Vendors and Motorela Operators Association in front of JRBGH attended the meeting. (sp)