The City of Alhambra closes off the street at Fremont and Valley, telling drivers to ‘find an alternate route’.
The City claims it wants to build the freeway tunnel to alleviate traffic, but then creates a traffic jam.
Alhambrans Against 710 were on site to answer questions of many confused neighbors who had no clue about the proposed toll to use the tunnel, or lack of on- and off-ramps, the dangers, or the alternatives.
A contributing writer wrote a prologue to Gridlock Day.
- South Pasadena Now, Digging in for 710 Tunnel Fight
- Alhambra Hosts 710 “Close the Gap Day” – Tiger Online
- Remember: the people wearing blue shirts work for the City and are on city payroll while attending this event; also, the “Dig it” banners on Fremont cost $119,000: Alhambra hosts ‘710 Day’ to advocate for 710 Freeway tunnel – Pasadena Star News
- And the grand-daddy of not exploring and reporting on both sides if the issue: Alhambra pushes for Long Beach Freeway Tunnel, closure of ‘710 gap’ – ABC News (The No710 volunteer from this group had mentioned the responsible solutions that could be considered, the traffic problems that would arise, the lowered property values, etc, but that was left on the editing room floor.)
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I’m so glad Alhambra did this! The effort the city is expending is helping Alhambrans Against the 710 recruit new members. Hats off to all this group which showed up and gave me the facts that the City Council of Alhambra is trying to obscure from it’s residents. Thanks also for adding me to your sign up list. I’m looking forward to your updates.
Please let me know if there are anti-710 candidates I can vote for. Hope one is in my District. Time to through the current council out!
You CAN vote for Eric Sunada…the incumbent is obviously PRO-710, but Eric Sunada is taking a more neutral stance for now… He’s against over-development. There was an article in the Pasadena Star News online today http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/government-and-politics/20141031/pac-urges-people-to-vote-for-alhambra-city-councilman-stephen-sham-because-of-controversial-sr-710
Voting on Tuesday!
I agree with Russ here! They are not listening to us. Why should they be representing themselves and their trucking-industry friends, hide the facts from us at their stupid street closure yesterday to celebrate something that either a) no one wants or b) no one TRULY knows about. When I asked the people in blue shirts that were working there, no one knew. They were just there for the free cupcakes. Thanks to this group for volunteering your time. I will check out your “getting active” page to see what else I can do. THANKS!