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Cuenco eyes renaming of traffic committee

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Cebu City Councilor James Anthony Cuenco proposed an ordinance renaming the Cebu City Traffic Management Coordination Committee to Cebu City Traffic Management Coordination Board or “TMC Board.”

Cuenco’s proposal seeks to harmonize the previous amendments while also expanding its membership, and strengthening its inter-agency coordination and function, as amended by City Ordinances Nos.1289, 1303, 1451, 1492, 1989, 2010, and 2140.

The measure has been referred to the Committee on Laws, Ordinances, and Styling for review. (https://bit.ly/3eMdJun)

“There is also a need to specifically designate an appellation to the board as Cebu City Traffic Management Coordination Board or briefly as ‘TMC Board,’ for the primary purpose of preventing confusion and incorrect identification of the former vis-à-vis to the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) or to the erstwhile defunct Cebu City Traffic Operations Management Board,” read the proposed measure.

Section 1 calls for the formation of the TMC Board, which will report to the Mayor’s Office. It will be the CCTO’s policy-making body.

The board will have 26 members, including the chairman and vice-chairman, who will be chosen by the mayor from among its members.

The functions of the TMC Board are as follows:

-formulate and approve the policies, plans, and programs of the CCTO

-coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the planning and implementation of traffic management components undertaken by the various departments of the city government and national agencies; and

-recommend to the Sangguniang Panlungsod a comprehensive traffic management scheme, such as but not limited to the Local Public Transport Route Plan.

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