SR-710 North Study Draft EIR Public Hearing in Nearby La Canada, May 6, 5-9pm


snowy-mountains-2-high-resThe SR-710 North Study Draft EIR Public Hearing in La Canada Flintridge is closest to Glendale and is taking place Wednesday, May 6 at La Canada High School, 6-9pm.

This is your chance to review where this study is, assess the alternatives offered, and comment on the draft environmental impact report.

There’s plenty to comment on in the 26,000 pages of the full report.

At the May 5 Glendale City Council meeting, Bill Weisman offered reasons why the tunnel is a bad idea. City Manager Scott Ochoa commented that a light rail line or other transit line tying Glendale from Pasadena through to Burbank and North Hollywood would be a welcome investment.

This is our transportation future for the next 30 years! Wherever you live in Glendale, a tunnel project is going to affect you as the 210/134 interchange and the 710/10/5 interchanges are turned into huge construction zones for likely decades, and more freeway pavement will bring more traffic after that! Wherever you live in Glendale, a new transit line that links this city to points east and west (and by extension to existing lines south into downtown LA and beyond) would be a great benefit as it takes cars off the road!

A few items that the public should be commenting on:

  • No street exits in the six-mile tunnel
  • No cost-benefit analysis accompanies the 26,000 page report
  • How much water will be needed, how will the water table be affected?

The format of the public hearings is as follows:

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 SR-710 Study Alternatives: 6 PM – 7 PM
Public Hearing with Public Comment: 7 PM – 9 PM

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