California’s Water Crisis: Where are We Going?
Thursday May 7
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Women’s City Club
160 N. Oakland Ave, Pasadena
State Route 710 North Public Mtgs.
The Draft Environmental Impact Report for the SR-710 North transportation network was released on March 6, 2015 by the California Department of Transportation.
The State Route 710 (SR 710) North Study evaluates ways to improve mobility and reduce traffic congestion in East/North East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. State and Federal environmental law requires that projects be subjected to a detailed environmental assessment to determine what the positive or negative environmental, social, and economic impacts might be. It examines 5 options for public input on the traffic impact for different approaches:
(1) a no-build alternative
(2) a roadway tunnel without exits
(3) a light rail line connecting East L.A. with Pasadena
(4) a bus rapid transit line from Montebello to Pasadena
(5) Transportation System Management/Transportation Demand Management (TSM/TDM)
Caltrans has extended the standard 45-day public review and comment period to 120-days, and will hold four public hearings.
The EIR/EIS amounts to two volumes at 2,200 pages and a total of more than 26,000 pages when counting the technical studies, should be the basis of public commentary. The public has until July 6, 2015 to respond to it with comments, per the information on the Metro site.
There are four public hearings scheduled for the 710 extension study. On Saturday April 11, 10 am to 4 pm at East Los Angeles College, there is a public meeting. On Tuesday April 14, 5 pm to 9 pm at the Pasadena Convention Center there is a public meeting. Public meetings will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 5 pm to 9 pm at the La Cañada High School auditorium, and on Thursday May 7, 5 pm to 9 pm at the Los Angeles Christian Presbyterian Church, 2241 N. Eastern Avenue, LA 90032.
On Monday April 13, the Pasadena City Council voted on a Resolution to oppose SR-710 Tunnels, and Pasadena’s local Alternative preference, at the Pasadena Convention Center Ballroom. City of Pasadena page covering both April 13 and April 14 meetings is here. The 3 1/2 hour video of the April 13 City Council meeting is here.
Pasadena General Election
There will be a General Run-off Election Tuesday April 21st for
City Mayor: Terry Tornek/Jaque Robinson
District 1 City Council seat: Tyron Hampton/Calvin Wells
The City’s official page with information on the election timeline is here.
District 1 candidates: CCN Sunrise will have online interviews on April 17th at 7 am as well as broadcast on Channel 31.
Spring 2015 Schedule
Visit the Unit of your choice to enjoy a small group discussion and advocacy actions. No RSVP required. Newcomers are always welcome:
Topic: Affordable Housing
BREAKFAST UNIT Wednesday April 15 7:30 am Altadena
SOUTH UNIT Wednesday April 15 10:00 am, Monterey Park
EAST UNIT Thursday April 16 10:00 am, Sierra Madre
NORTH UNIT Thursday April 16 10:00 am, Altadena
For more information, call 626-798-0965, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Monday–Friday, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.