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

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

CALL TO ACTION California Transportation Commission (CTC) meeting

From Sylvia Plummer, December 4, 2013

Wednesday, Dec. 11th  1:30 - 5:00pm
Riverside County Administration Building
Supervisors' Chambers
4080 Lemon Street
Riverside, CA

Why is this important?  An update on the SR-710 North Study does appear on the agenda.

This is an important opportunity for the No 710 Action Committee to speak to the Commission about the SR-710 North study.  The next time the CTC is scheduled to meet in our end of the state is in March and that meeting will be held in Orange County.  We do not know at this time if the SR-710 North Study will be included on the agenda at that meeting -- it may depend on whether the EIR/EIS Draft Report has been released by then.

You may remember that Don Voss attempted to attend the meeting in San Diego, but that meeting adjourned early and, unfortunately, Don was not able to speak before the Commission.   This time, the Study is actually on the agenda, making this a not-to-be-missed opportunity. 

Mobility 21 is hosting a  reception (sponsored by CH2MHill, Parsons and other firms) for the Commissioners from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Mission Inn.  It does require registration (by this Friday)  and a nominal fee, but might be a great chance to talk one-on-one with Commissioners and wait out the rush-hour traffic while doing so! 
 
Registration and further information is available at: 
 
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2013-ctc-holiday-reception-in-riverside-tickets-9229466583

It appears that the Commissioners will be busy with an SR 91 Ground Breaking during the morning and that the actual meeting is scheduled from 1:30 - 5:00 pm.  According to the agenda, public comment takes place at the end of the meeting. 

The agenda may be found here:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/transprog/ctcbooks/2013/1213/00_ETA.pdf

SEE:
Tab 21 under Policy Matters
Update on State Route 710 North Study
by:  Carrie Bowen (District Director, Caltrans District 7) & Doug Failing 
There is a list of reports on individual tabbed items, but I have been unsuccessful at downloading the large Acrobat file for Tab 21.  If I succeed, I will send it to you.  The link to the Tab 21 file is:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/transprog/ctcbooks/2013/1213/

According to the website:
"Persons attending the meeting who wish to address the California Transportation Commission on a subject to be considered at this meeting are asked to complete a Speaker Request Card and give it to the Executive Assistant prior to the discussion of the item. If you would like to present handouts/written material to the California Transportation Commission at the meeting, please provide a minimum of 25 copies labeled with the agenda item number."


Please email me if you plan to attend and would like to carpool to the meeting.

If you cannot be there, at least be sure to sign our petition on change.org as soon as possible.  We want to impress the CTC with our strong opposition to the 710 Tunnel Extension.    Go to www.NO710.com to sign the petition.