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, May 4, 2015

SR-710 May Events

From Sylvia Plummer, May 4, 2015

Two upcoming SR-710 North Study Draft EIR Public Hearings
Mark your calendars to attend at least one of the remaining Public Hearings.  
It is important that everyone make a Public Comment.  You can simply state your Opposition to the Tunnel Alternative and then ask one question on an issue you are concerned with. 
- Why are there no street exits in the six mile tunnel?   
- What is the contingency plan if the Tunnel Boring Machine breaks down like it did in Seattle?  
Where is the Cost-Benefit Analysis we were promised?  Without the Cost-Benefit Analysis, our ability to evaluate the Alternatives in the Draft EIR/EIS is compromised!
- With the shortage of water in California, how much water will be used by the tunnel boring machines?

- How much will the tolls be, does that amount include payment to the Public Private Partnership as well as maintenance and operation costs?
- At the North Portal, for the dual bore tunnel variation, why is there no last chance exit or turnaround prior to the tunnel entrance?
I attended the last two Public Hearings, the format is as follows:
You may arrive anytime between 4:45 PM and 8:45 PM  -  Register and fill out a Public Comment card
Map Viewing is from 5 PM - 9 PM (available the entire time)
CalTrans presentation of the Five Alternatives:  6 PM - 7 PM
Public Hearing with Public Comment:  7 PM - 9 PM  

Wednesday, May 6, 2015   5 - 9 PM
La CaƱada High School, Auditorium – Building B, 
4463 Oak Grove Drive
La Canada, CA 91011

Thursday, May 7, 2015   5 - 9 PM
Los Angeles Christian Presbyterian Church, Multi-Purpose Room, 
2241 N. Eastern Avenue, 
Los Angeles, CA 90032

The Draft EIR can be found at:

Other SR-710 Events 

Thursday, May 7,  2015    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Update - Metro Mega Projects: P3/Capital
Presented by The Transit Coalition and The Robert Group
with Mark Lisenmayer, Director of the Metro Private Public Partnership for the LACMTA's Countywide Planning Department. He will reveal the latest information about some of the Capital Projects, including the latest on the 710 gap closure project and the community implications.

Metro Gateway Headquarters, 
Gateway Conference Room
1 Gateway Plaza 
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Wednesday, May 13, 2015   6:30 PM

South Pasadena SR-710 Community Workshop. Get involved and motivated.

The city is hosting a community workshop to discuss the SR-710 North Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS). Learn about each of the proposed alternatives and their implications.

South Pasadena Middle School Auditorium, 
1500 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena 91030

Contact: Margaret Lin, Principal Management Analysis, MLin@ SouthPasadenaCA.gov or Samuel Zneirmer, Management Intern, SZneimer@southPasadenaCA.gov, 626 403-7215

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 6 PM
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis - East Los Angeles Community Meeting

Join the dialogue on the 710 North Extension and How different options could impact East Los Angeles

Griffith Middle School Auditorium
4765 E. 4th Street
Los Angeles CA 90022

If you have any questions, please contact Supervisor Solis’s ELA office: 323-881-4601. This event is free and open to the public.