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, May 7, 2014

San Rafael Neighborhoods Association News Bulletin

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News Bulletin:

Metro / Caltrans EIR Update

Forum Meeting

PUSD 7-11 Committee Update

San Rafael Elementary "Movie Night"

 SRNA General Meeting

NOTICE:
   
Metro and Caltrans will release the Draft EIR/EIS in February 2015 given the necessary reviews and approvals that are required prior to incorporating the various technical reports into the Draft EIR/EIS for public review. In response to community stakeholders' request for additional time to review documents, Metro has extended the public review period to 90 days.
  
  
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Public Forum

"What Does Southern California Need From the 710 Freeway?"

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Museum of Contemporary Art
(MOCA) 
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

CAUTION: This event is sponsored by METRO
  
In advance of Metro's release of an environmental impact report on the 710, Brian Taylor of the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, Linda Adams of Clean Tech Advocates, Gary Toebben of the L.A. Chamber of Commerce, and Hasan Ikhrata of the Southern Calif. Association of Governments discuss what these proposals mean for us.

Parking is $9 at Walt Disney Concert Hall Garage

Interested in attending and/or carpooling?
Email Sylvia Plummer at UnitedAgainst710@gmail.com with your name, address & phone number.

PLEASE ATTEND IF YOU CAN AND WEAR YOUR RED NO710 SHIRT OR ANY BRIGHT RED SHIRT

If you plan to attend please register for this event at:


Note:  You must arrive before 7:15pm or your reservation will be released
 
SRNA SUPPORTS 21ST CENTURY SOLUTIONS TO TRAFFIC ISSUES.  

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PUSD 7-11 COMMITTEE
San Rafael Elementary School Closure

UPDATE

PUSD's 7-11 Committee met this past Monday evening, April 28th at the school auditorium for final debate prior to sending advisory recommendations for alternative use for the site to the school board.
  
A draft report is to be prepared by legal counsel, reviewed by a 7-11 subcommittee and presented to the full Committee at the next Committee meeting.

BACKGROUND

The 7-11 Committee [so-named on account of State statute requiring a minimum of seven (7) and maximum of (11) members] was established by the PUSD Board of Education to weigh community "limits of tolerance" for alternative uses of San Rafael School's 3.2-acre site, scheduled for closure by the PUSD due to earthquake fault lines through the property.

This Committee is comprised of community members, parents, school staff, and representatives of the business community. The work of the Committee is supported by school district staff, legal counsel, and a representative of the City of Pasadena.

Four  (4) geological testing surveys have been completed on the San Rafael site with a 90% seismic certainty conclusion, precluding use of the property as a public school. The Division of State's Architect (DSA) has agreed with the findings.

San Rafael staff, students, and programs are scheduled to move to the former Allendale Elementary School site, adjacent to the Blair Complex, after July 1, 2017.

The 7-11 Committee first met in January followed by meetings in February and March and public hearings in March and April.

 All meetings are open, and guests are invited to participate in public comment.

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 19th at 5:30 pm in the PUSD Board Room.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Adaptive reuse of the site potentially will introduce new impacts to the neighborhood and affect property values, good or bad. SRNA supports a cautious approach to this transition and a full understanding of zoning allowances for all those affected by the closure. 

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MOVIE NIGHT
SAN RAFAEL SCHOOL

Mark your calendars, neighbors near and far!

San Rafael School will host "Movie Night" Friday May 16th, from 7-9, outside on the playground.

At no charge, neighbors are invited to bring chairs and join staff, students and parents to sing along with lyrics from the young-hip movie "FROZEN."

While the movie is free, concessions will cost.

Efforts are planned to direct speakers away from the neighborhood.

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SRNA
 GENERAL MEETING
NOTICE

WEDNESDAY MAY 7TH
CHURCH OF THE ANGELS - HALL

7PM

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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The mission of the San Rafael Neighborhoods Association (SRNA) is to enhance and maintain the character and quality of all San Rafael neighborhoods through advocacy and an activated community.

The San Rafael Neighborhoods Association is registered with the City of Pasadena Neighborhood Connections.