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

Sunday, January 5, 2014

West Pasadena Residents' Association Winter 2014 Issue


The WPRA winter 2014 issue includes the following articles:

PUSD to close last public school in West Pasadena

Citizens, City await court ruling on NFL-EIR suit

2014 will bring us great challenges and opportunities

Five cities join forces for 710 review 

SR-710 project back on accelerated funding list

ASF urges "slow, sustainable" sediment removal program (Devil's Gate Dam)

Complete Streets programs arising to improve road safety

Please go to


or  to their website and click on View The News, WPRA's quarterly magazine to read it in full.

From Sylvia Plummer, January 5, 2014, in regard to the article "Five cities join forces for EIR review":

Glendale will focus on safety and security; 

La Canada- Flintridge on soils geology and seismology, 
Pasadena on legal and the California Environmental Quality Act, 

Sierra Madre on air quality and 
South Pasadena on transportation

Article from West Pasadena Residents' Association, The News, Winter 2014
Five cities along the proposed SR-710 extension have joined forces to analyze and respond to an Environmental Impact Report LA Metro and Caltrans expect to publish by spring 2014. The “5-Cities Alliance” includes Glendale, La Canada-Flintridge, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena.

The Alliance will allow participating cities to save money and share information related to SR-710 North studies. It is meant to eliminate expensive, patchwork consultant work. 

Each city has agreed to contribute $50,000 (with South Pasadena serving as the treasurer) and serve a specialized role in the search for a professional to analyze the EIR: 

Glendale will focus on safety and security;  La Canada- Flintridge on soils geology and seismology,  Pasadena on legal and the California Environmental Quality Act,  Sierra Madre on air quality and South Pasadena on transportation.  The Alliance members, jointly, will evaluate the contenders and award the contract.

SR-710 Draft EIR scheduled for release: March/April 2014