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File #: 18-0441    Version: 1
Type: Gen. Bus. - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 12/4/2018 Final action:
Title: Discussion of the Survey Results Regarding Changing the Name of Sepulveda Blvd. to Pacific Coast Highway (City Manager Moe). DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
Attachments: 1. Business Survey Results, 2. Community Survey Results
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
George Gabriel, Senior Management Analyst

SUBJECT:Title
Discussion of the Survey Results Regarding Changing the Name of Sepulveda Blvd. to Pacific Coast Highway (City Manager Moe).
DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council discuss and provide direction regarding changing the name of Sepulveda Blvd. to Pacific Coast Highway.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
There are no current fiscal implications associated with the recommended action.

BACKGROUND:
Sepulveda Blvd. is officially designated as Highway 1 (i.e., Pacific Coast Highway) by the California State Legislature, the governing body that oversees naming of the State's highway systems. In the South Bay, both Pacific Coast Highway and Sepulveda Blvd. are used between LAX and the City of Torrance.

In June, 2018, the City of El Segundo our neighbor to the north, formally changed the name of Sepulveda Blvd. to Pacific Coast Highway within its jurisdiction. This is also the name formally used by Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance, our neighbors to the south. Along the roadway segment where Sepulveda Blvd. and Pacific Coast Highway are synonymous, only Manhattan Beach and a small segment within the City of Los Angeles refer to the roadway as Sepulveda Blvd. rather than Pacific Coast Highway.

Caltrans indicated that Manhattan Beach would need to take several preliminary steps, including: conducting outreach to a majority of affected property/business owners; formal City Council approval (e.g., resolution of support) for a name change; and submitting a formal request to Caltrans.

At the August 7, 2018, meeting, City Council directed staff to proceed with a survey to assess opinions of potentially changing the name of Sepulveda Blvd. to Pacific Coast Highway. Staff developed two separate...

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