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

Monday, March 30, 2015

Call to Action and SR710 Upcoming Events

From Sylvia Plummer, March 30, 2015

Especially for those of you that live in Pasadena.  Please email the Pasadena City Council Members and City Manage asking them to notify all Pasadena residents via email or snail mail, about the release of the SR-710 Draft EIR, the public hearings and the special Pasadena City Council meeting on Monday April 13.

Here are all the email addresses:

Here is a sample letter and an April Events Calendar


Dear Councilmembers and City Manager,
 
RE:  Notice to Pasadena Residents of the SR-710 Draft EIR  and upcoming events.

The Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the SR-710 North Study was released on March 6, 2015 by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  The public is highly encouraged to submit written or electronic comments prior to July 6, 2015


There has not been enough notification by the city of Pasadena to the residents that the SR-710 DEIR has been released and that Caltrans is now accepting public comment.   Most residents don't know about any of the events in April.
Each Council member should send to their district's constituents a list of the upcoming SR-710 events taking place in April.   In particular the events that are taking place in Pasadena.  The meetings should be heavily advertised and each Council Member should send out via email or via snail mail to their District households the list of upcoming SR-710 events.
If this slips by without proper notification to the public, the residents of Pasadena will know that the City and their representatives did not do enough outreach for this very important issue.

Attached is a Calendar of SR-710 Upcoming Events for April and Information on how to give public comment.
 


Include your name and address


SR-710 Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar




Host:                                                   Date                               Time                      Location


Public Hearing #1 on SR710 Draft EIR

CalTrans                                          Saturday, April 11, 2015           10 am – 4 pm         East Los Angeles College
                                                                                                                                     Rosco Ingalls Auditorium
Map Viewing 10 am – 11 am                                                                              1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Public Hearing 11 am – 4 pm                                                                           Monterey Park, CA  91754

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Pasadena City Council Meeting

Vote will be taken on a Resolution to oppose SR-710 Tunnels,
And Pasadena’s local Alternative preference

Everyone is invited             Monday, April 13, 2015               6:30 pm                Pasadena Convention Center
                                                                                                                         Ballroom
                                                                                                                         300 E. Green Street
                                                                                                                         Pasadena, 91101

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Public Hearing #2 on SR710 Draft EIR

CalTrans                                          Tuesday, April 14, 2015           5 pm – 9 pm           Pasadena Convention Center
                                                                                                                                     Ballroom
Map Viewing 5 pm – 6 pm                                                                                 300 E. Green Street
Public Hearing 6 pm – 9 pm                                                                             Pasadena, 91101

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Now Accepting Public Comment for the SR-710 Draft EIR/EIS:

The public is highly encouraged to submit written or electronic comments prior to July 6, 2015


The Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the SR-710 North Study was released on March 6, 2015 by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

 

The public is encouraged to submit written or electronic comments through the following options:

  • By U.S. Mail to Garrett Damrath, Caltrans District 7, Division of Environmental Planning, 100 S. Main St., MS-16, Los Angeles, CA 90012