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

Sunday, June 1, 2014

San Rafael Neighborhoods Association News Bulletin

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News Bulletin

San Rafael School Closure

La Loma Bridge - NEW Start Date

Culture Change for the Rose Bowl and Central Arroyo?

 SRNA June Meeting 

NOTICE
   
SAN RAFAEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLOSURE

UPDATE

The current program at San Rafael Elementary School (SRES) is scheduled to move to the Allendale Elementary School site adjacent to the Blair Complex in July of 2017. The PUSD Board of Education approved the move November 7, 2013 and allocated approximately $4 million in Measure TT funds for modernization of Allendale.

With planned vacancy at San Rafael, the Board adhered to State statute by appointing a 7-11 Advisory Committee charged with determining the "limits of tolerance of the community" for re-use of the vacated site.

In January 2014 the Advisory Committee held the first of eight (8) public meetings, concluding its work during the May 28th meeting.

The final report from the Advisory Committee is scheduled for presentation to the Board of Education on Thursday June 26th.

Input from neighbors throughout this process has been invaluable.

Thanks to all who participated and to the volunteers who served on the Advisory Committee!
  

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LA LOMA BRIDGE CLOSURE
 UPDATE

Due to delays by Caltrans, the closure of the La Loma Bridge will
be delayed until the Spring of 2015. City officials are expecting approval later this year and calls for bids for construction by the end of the year. Construction is expected to conclude in the Fall of 2016.

SRNA is thankful for the many suggestions made by neighbors during the Association's February meeting. These suggestions were presented at the Pasadena Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC) in May and submitted to city officials. SRNA will continue to work with the city and staff on a final traffic mitigation plan as the actual construction start is finalized.

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Music Festival

CULTURE CHANGE FOR THE ROSE BOWL
and CENTRAL ARROYO?
  
In a bid for permanent annual revenue the City of Pasadena and the Rose Bowl Operating Company (RBOC) are negotiating with promoters for the use of the Central Arroyo and the Rose Bowl for a multi-day music event anticipated as early as June 2015.

Such an event will result in displacement of regularly scheduled recreation activities in the Central Arroyo, new challenges for Pasadena law enforcement and intensified headaches for neighboring residents.

An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is planned to evaluate local impacts.
Public comment regarding these impacts will be taken at two scheduled meetings to be held at the Rose Bowl in the Loge Lounge, Level D, of the Terry Donahue Pavilion:

Thursday June 12, 2014 - 6:30pm

Saturday June 14, 2014 - 10:00am

(Parking at Gate F; Enter at Gate C)

Please plan to attend one of these meetings.



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SRNA
 GENERAL MEETING
NOTICE

WEDNESDAY JUNE 4TH
CHURCH OF THE ANGELS - HALL
1100 Avenue 64

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.