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Monday, March 16, 2015

710 Freeway extension forum back on at Cal State LA


By Steve Scauzillo, March 16, 2015

A forum on the 710 Freeway extension is back on.

The Pat Brown Institute and the League of Women Voters/Pasadena Area along with Cal State Los Angeles are hosting a forum on the proposed extension of the freeway, including the contents of a recently released Draft Environmental Impact Report which looked at a tunnel, a light-rail system, traffic and street enhancements and a dedicated busway.

The discussion will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., March 30, at Cal State LA’s Golden Eagle Ballroom located on the third floor, at 5151 State University Drive.

Those listed as appearing on the panel are: South Pasadena City Councilman Michael Cacciotti; Duarte City Councilman and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board member John Fasana; Alhambra City Councilwoman Barbara Messina and Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Raphael Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute at Cal State LA.

The forum “will be packed with emotional supporters on both sides,” said Robert Lopez, director of communications for the college, in an email.

Organizers had originally planned to hold a forum on March 9 but rescheduled it to this date. They said the event was rescheduled “because of intense time pressure following the release of the EIR” just three days before the scheduled forum.

Event organizers add this disclaimer: “This is not a political rally. No pro or con buttons, signs, shirts, etc. may be worn in the forum room. Please come prepared to respect all points of view and behave accordingly by holding your applause, no whistling, etc. There will be an opportunity to ask written questions.”