We had a major legislative victory Monday night for West Pasadena, the City of Pasadena and the entire region. My resolution to oppose the 710 tunnel was approved by the Pasadena City Council! I am deeply grateful to my colleagues Vice Mayor Jacque Robinson, Mayor Bill Bogaard and Councilmembers Victor Gordo and Gene Masuda for standing with me to reject this clear and present danger to our quality of life.
Terry Tornek, John Kennedy and Margaret McAustin voted against my resolution, which was disappointing but not surprising. Had their views carried the day, Pasadena would have taken no position on the tunnel, and many would have argued that Pasadenans were divided on the issue, or even worse supportive of the tunnel. That will not happen now. Thankfully, that crisis was averted in a victory of leadership.