Purpose

To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

CALL TO ACTION: Oct. 24 Metro Board Meeting

From Sylvia Plummer, October 22, 2013

Hello All,
As you know from yesterday's email message, the Metro Board is scheduled to address a motion submitted on behalf of 5 members of the Board that would reinstate the SR 710 project to the list of Measure R projects for accelerated funding.  The project was excluded from that list by the Board in June when a motion to remove it from consideration for accelerated funding was made by Ara Najarian and passed by the Board.  Some on the Board now want to put it back in the accelerated category. 

For all of the reasons listed in yesterday's email message -- and more-- we do not want to see that happen.  We need people to attend the Metro Board meeting this Thursday at 9:30 a.m at One Gateway Plaza (building adjacent to Union Station).
If you can attend, please be prepared to speak for one minute, telling the Board why they should not adopt this motion.  It is so important for us to have maximum representation at this meeting.  You must fill out a speaker card when you arrive at the Board Chambers, and the item number is 71.  Although the motion is positioned near the end of the agenda, that does not preclude the possibility that it might be moved up the agenda.  However, it could be a long wait.  So, you might want to bring a book, paper or something else to do while you wait. 
For those of you who had emails to several of the Board members bounced back as undeliverable.  We apologize.  We do try to update our bank of email addresses periodically, but sometimes we find out that those we have are outdated and no longer valid.  If you sent your message to the Board Secretary, it will be distributed to each Board member.  In the meantime, we will research the bad email addresses and update our records.
Hope to see you there!