710 Coalition Meeting This Saturday

Ξ August 27th, 2009 | → 6 Comments | ∇ Highland Park |

710 sign

The battle over the 710 freeway is heating up in our neighborhood and surrounding areas, with signs popping up all over Highland Park and Glassell Park. The issue: Though tunneling through South Pasadena makes the most sense by nearly all accounts, rich neighborhoods with money to hire attorneys have tried to persuade CalTrans that the tunnel should actually go through other neighborhoods to the East or West (comedically illustrated below). The kicker? CalTrans is actually considering it.

Your Tax Dollars at Work!

I absolutely understand that Pasadena doesn’t want the 710 tearing up their city, but nobody else wants the mess either. The obvious answer in my mind is scrapping the project altogether. How a state too broke to pay its own bills is planning on financing a giant, underground freeway through existing neighborhoods is completely beyond me. It’s a bad idea being pushed through by legislators with, well, “tunnel vision” for a decades old project that never had legs to begin with.

Our friend Milla has just updated us on when and where the next 710 Coalition meeting will be held:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 at 10:30 am
Glassell Park Community/Senior Center
3750 N.Verdugo Rd., Glassell Park 90065

Located behind the Public Storage building beside the community pool.
Hosted by the Land Use Committee of the Glassell Park Improvement Association.
Parking available.

Lots of information about the project is available from Communities Against the 710, and check out the No 710 Tunnel Facebook group or the Stop the 710 group on Yahoo too.

Also see why the Sierra Club opposes the 710 here, and another group’s list of “facts” (without references sited, it’s hard to know for sure) here.

(Thanks Milla!)


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