Author Archives: Alhambrans Against 710

Where does City Council’s interests lie? (Letter sent to CA Transportation Commission)

Will Kempton, Executive Director California Transportation Commission 1120 N Street, Room 2221 (MS-52) Sacto,  CA  95814     Will.kempton@dot.ca.gov   Dear Staff The City of Alhambra has pushed the 710 tunnel on its citizens with their propaganda everywhere710  banners, expensive, disruptive “710 Celebration Days,” and the … Continue reading

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Alhambrans are ‘letting their voices be heard’, and how!

Read the two recent letters to the Press from Alhambrans, which appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribute, June 12, 2015: With all due respect to Ms. Messina, who clings to her 40-year pro-freeway stance, the current Draft Environmental Impact … Continue reading

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What’s it for? Freight traffic!

No doubt about it: the 710 freeway is a truck route to move goods from Long Beach through our city. It’s not for Alhambrans (since there are no exits along the route and the toll charge per car one way … Continue reading

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A REAL Alternative has arrived!

There’s a new proposal in town, and Alhambra’s City Council are scrambling. Here is the latest on what Alhambra Councilmember Placido is telling the public on Air Talk “Opponents of the 710 Freeway Extension Offer New Alternative to Freeway” and at … Continue reading

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May 7, 2015: Public Hearing on D-EIR in El Sereno, Los Angeles:

Approximately 300 people attended Map/Chart viewing with Metro/Caltrans Staff with Consultant Outreach Groups MBI and ConsensusInc taking names at the door. 40 Public Speakers – 12 pro 710 Tunnel/ 28 anti 710 tunnel and for re-evaluation of EIR with true … Continue reading

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Sample letter sent to CalTrans-Metro Opposing the 710 Freeway Tunnel

To: Garrett Damrath, Caltrans District 7, Division of Environmental Planning, 100 S. Main St., MS-16 Los Angeles, CA 90012  State Clearinghouse Number: (SCH#) 1982092310 File number: 07-LA-710 (SR 710) Caltrans Project No.: EFIS 0700000191 (EA: 187900) Title: State Route 710 … Continue reading

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Pasadena City Council formally OPPOSE 710 tunnel – now it’s Alhambra’s turn!

Pasadena Star News, April 14, 2015: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/general-news/20150414/pasadena-city-council-opposes-710-freeway-tunnel

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Info Guide to the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Check out this pdf. Navigating 710 EIR_presentation to help you write your public comment. CalTrans/Metro is taking public comment until July 2015. After that point, they will make the decision about what to do with the 710-extension. Make sure you have your voice … Continue reading

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Alhambra Councilwoman Barbara Messina’s “virgin air” comment

Say what!?!? On March 9, 2015 on the air, Barbara Messina (again) claimed if CalTrans builds the toll freeway tunnel, all the pollution accumulated from the port trucks and cars would be purified from the scrubbers, releasing ‘virgin air’ into the … Continue reading

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Still not satisfied with the “alternatives” to a surface freeway?

Mon. April 13, 6:30 pm (tentative date) Pasadena City Council will meet at the Pasadena Convention Center to discuss and vote on a 6th Alternative – a people’s alternative. Pasadena’s local preference as an Alternative for the SR-710 project Resolution opposing … Continue reading

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