Two 710 Meetings Scheduled This Week

More technical details are expected to be shared with concerned citizens.

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, local residents will have the opportunity to discuss with experts and officials plans for the one 710 extension route that Metro has yet to scratch from its list: an underground tunnel that would run beneath the South Pasadena and El Sereno, connecting to the 210 Freeway.

Several foothill cities have opposed the 710 tunnel, partially out of concerns over traffic on the 210 Freeway.  Opposition also formed to surface alternatives, which now appear likely off the table.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m.
Pasadena Convention Center Ballroom, 300 E. Green St.

This forum, hosted by Pasadena City Councilmember Steve Madison, will feature experts from several fields who will answer specific questions about the proposed freeway tunnel.

Those slated to attend are Dr. Rob McConnell University of Southern California, who will speak about health concerns related to freeways; Dr. Ken Hudnut, who will discuss the technical challenges of building the proposed F7 tunnel; Susan Mossman, who will speak briefly on concerns about the impact on historic properties; Dr. John Seinfeld, who will address pollution issues resulting from freeways and  Ara Najarian, who currently serves on the Glendale Housing Authority. 

A representative from Metro has also been invited to attend the meeting.

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
El Sereno Senior Center, 4818 Klamath Pl.

According to Metro, "the meeting will include a description of the environmental review process and an opportunity to hear about the proposed [F7 Tunnel] alternative from Metro technical staff. All homeowners, residents, and prospective residents are urged to attend the meeting and voice their opinions on this important issue."


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Victoria Wilson September 19, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Why do you keep sharing information about events the day after it has happened? Seems to be a pattern the past few weeks.
SteveB September 19, 2012 at 07:10 PM
This was posted yesterday afternoon (the 18th). And even if that was late for your morning reading, note the 2nd meeting listed is scheduled for today.
Victoria Wilson September 20, 2012 at 06:25 PM
I understand that it was posted on the 18th, but it shows up in my in box on the 19th, after the first meeting. I don't check the website daily; I just read what comes into my in box with the daily listing of stories. This has happened with a few other community events that are on the daily email the day after they happen, which limits the utility of using Patch to announce things and get relevant information out to people BEFORE an event happens. Hopefully someone who can do something about it will take note.
SteveB September 20, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Dan A. - Victoria has a good point - the email I received was sent around 1 PM. The article must have been posted sometime after then. So, yes - announcement for an event occurring that day ideally would be posted before the summary email is sent.
Dan Abendschein September 20, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Yes Victoria, Steve B agreed. We always strive to let people know as far ahead of time as possible. Sometimes we do have a challenge on the site in that some come to read the article live and some wait for the next morning newsletter, so posting an article like this would be useful to the first group, not so much to the second. But, ideally, we will get the notice out a bit early - I posted this one as soon as I found out about it, figuring it still might be useful for some.


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