Established by City Ordinance §39-35, the traffic committee functions to review proposed traffic regulations and traffic safety issues.
The traffic committee is comprised of seven regular members and one alternate, for three-year terms. The committee consists of Royal Oak property owners appointed by the city commission; they are volunteers and are not paid or elected.
It is important to understand that professionals make preliminary recommendations to the Traffic Committee. They consist of civil and traffic engineers, outside consultants and planning and public safety officials. The ultimate recommendation to the city commission will be one that benefits our citizens and community as a whole.
Reporting Concerns and Making Requests
The City of Royal Oak Citizens Traffic Committee hears requests by concerned citizens and property owners with regard to traffic volume issues and flow concerns, land signage, and traffic and parking signage.
Requests can be made online using the Traffic Committee Request Form. Once staff has completed its review of pertinent information and prepared an analysis, the request will be placed on the next Citizens Traffic Committee meeting and the requestor will be notified of the meeting date.
The committee typically meets on the fourth Tuesday of every odd-numbered month. Requests are openly discussed in a semi-formal atmosphere where citizens are encouraged to participate in the discussion and formulation of solutions that benefit the city.
After items are discussed with the traffic committee, they are presented to the city commission at one of the following meetings. Agendas, meeting minutes and videos for city commission are available here. If attending a commission meeting, note that public comments are only made during the "public comment" portion of the city commission agenda and not when the items are voted upon.