We need people to attend.
Thursday, July 10th
4 - 7 pm - meet at the intersection of Valley Blvd. and Fremont Avenue in Alhambra
It is critical that we reinforce opposition to the Tunnels in favor of better solutions. Please try to attend and help get the word out about the truth behind this project. We have information cards prepared that address facts about the project, backed by references to Metro's own reports, that we use as starting points for conversations and to distribute to Alhambrans.
Wear red or your No 710 T-shirt, and look for those of us also wearing red/ No 710 T-Shirts.
From the 710 Coalition's website:
"The goal (of 710 Day) is to raise awareness about the proposed 710 freeway extension from Alhambra to Pasadena, while creating a fun and informative environment where the community can learn more about the project. Various booths will be present to share information about the many benefits of completing the 710 Freeway. Learn about the 710-Corridor project and get answers to your questions at this family-friendly event!"
The majority of those present last year at Alhambra's 710 Day were City employees wearing blue "Close the Gap" T-Shirts and who knew very little about the SR-710 North Study. Members of the No 710 Action Committee attended, walking around and talking with those in attendance about the facts. We discovered that most did not know that the tunnels would be tolled, and that City officials had been telling their citizens that trucks would not be allowed in the tunnels -- something that has not been determined and is unlikely to be true.