The City Council last week unanimously agreed not to raise speed limits after 17 speakers told them they were against them.
"Anyone who runs for council, this is the No. 1 issue that comes up when you go door to door," said Councilman Sam Pedroza, who was initially against the item because it included the speed increases.
"I'm very supportive of the route we're taking."
Resident Marc Godt presented the council with 189 signatures of residents who were against a speed increase from 25 to 30 on Scripps Drive.
"I'm happy," Godt said after the meeting. "I think the council is more open to keep the speed limits the way they were. But it's only temporary at this point."
City officials said speed limits were reduced to the lowest speed allowed and regulated through Vehicle Code and the California Manuel on Uniform Traffic Control Devices requirements.
The Vehicle Code prohibits the use of radar enforcement on streets without a valid speed survey to justify the posted speed, according to a city staff report.
The survey determines a street's normal traffic speed which limits how low a speed limit that can be legally enforced, officials added.
City Manager Tony Ramos said his staff would come back with alternatives about what to do with the speed limits in four to five months.
The streets for which speed limit increases had been proposed but were not changed:
- American Avenue: Indian Hill Blvd. to Mills Avenue (from 25 to 30 mph)
- College Avenue: Arrow Highway to First Street (25 to 30 mph)
- Mountain Avenue: San Jose Avenue to Arrow (25 to 30 mph) and Base Line Road to Thompson Creek (30 to 35 mph)
- Mt. Baldy Road: Padua Avenue to eastern city limits (45 to 50 mph)
- Pomello Drive: Mills Avenue to Padua (30 to 35 mph)
- Radcliffe Drive: Indian Hill to Mills (25 to 30 mph)
- San Jose Avenue: College to Mills (25 to 30 mph)
- Scottsbluff Drive: Mills to Lassen Way (25 to 30 mph)
- Scripps Drive: Indian Hill to Mountain (25 to 30 mph) and Mountain to Towne Avenue (formerly 25 to 30 mph)