Author Archives: Alhambrans Against 710

Who are you voting for in the local race?

USEFUL VOTING GUIDE FROM NO 710 ACTION COMMITTEE – PROVIDES VOTER INFORMATION FOR LOCAL RACES. CHECK IT OUT BEFORE YOU VOTE!  http://www.no710.com/voter-info.html PASADENA STAR NEWS ENDORSES TWO NON-ESTABLISHMENT CANDIDATES FOR ALHAMBRA CITY COUNCIL WHO OPPOSE THE SR 710 TUNNEL ALTERNATIVE.   READ … Continue reading

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Alhambrans Against 710 Endorse two Candidates

Alhambra finally has two anti-710 candidates running for two separate open seats, and Alhambrans Against 710 have endorsed them both: Mark Nisall and Ken Toh.  Both are running against candidates who are supported by our current city council members. None of the … Continue reading

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Protected: 710 Toll Tunnel will NOT help traffic in Alhambra – Alhambra’s city council’s myth debunked!

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Never-ending story: Messina in the minority

  [Current] Alhambra Councilmember Barabara Messina continues to push her 710 Freeway Tunnel agenda, despite only 3.9% of polled Alhambra residents wanting the 710 connector addressed (see City of Alhambra General Plan 2015 Survey Results).  According to the Pasadena Star News, she supported … Continue reading

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710 Tunnel Makes National List of Highway Boondoggles

The headline says it all. The 710 Tunnel is now considered 1 of 12 highway boondoggles in the country.  No surprise there. A double-bore tunnel would be the most expensive, most polluting and least effective option for addressing the area’s … Continue reading

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Alhambra City Council supports Tunnel without adequate data

One part of the EIR places the cancer risk of the project at 149 chances per million people exposed to pollutants, well above the district’s standard threshold of 10 chances per million. Yet, the report concludes that the cancer risks are “less … Continue reading

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Don’t Tunnel Our Town! 2 Letters to the Press

2 Letters to Pasadena Star News, Aug. 6, 2015: 710 tunnel proposal not proven fiscally sound Alhambra Vice Mayor Barbara Messina’s letter (Aug. 2) is right about one thing: The city should not be accused of being “imploded by humans.” Rather, it is … Continue reading

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They’ve been talking about it for years! But it’s time for CalTrans/Metro to hear from YOU until Aug. 5, 2015.

Yes, indeed, they’ve been talking about the above-ground freeway for years, since the 1950s. More recently, there’s been a push for a tunnel. How many commuters would actually use the tunnel, or is the tunnel for freight trucks coming from … Continue reading

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Some criticisms of the Cost-Benefit Analysis released by Metro (June 2015)

1) Valuing “Bigness” over anything else by falsely asserting that benefits “are typically examined independently of their relationship to costs.” In fact, if the alternatives were presented in terms of the ratio of benefit to cost, the results would show … Continue reading

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Take the Poll: would YOU take the toll tunnel with no exits?

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