The California Department of Transportation is scheduled to host two public workshops later this month to provide background information and obtain public feedback for establishing procedures for the sale of some 500 residential properties that Caltrans owns but no longer requires along the so-called “710 gap” in South Pasadena, Pasadena and Los Angeles, where transportation officials are studying a 4.5-mile tunnel between the 710 and 210 freeways.
The drafting of the regulations is the first step in the process for the sale of 710 surplus residential properties, Jeff Newman, a special projects specialist with Caltrans’ External Affairs wing told South Pasadena Patch.
The first workshop is scheduled on Oct. 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the El Sereno Senior Citizens Center, located at 4818 Klamath Place, 90032,
The second workshop will be held on Oct. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ballroom C of the Pasadena Convention Center, located at 300 East Green St. in Pasadena, 91101.
Door for both workshops will open at 5 p.m.
Panel members at the workshops will provide background information on the regulation process and members of the audience will have an opportunity to make an oral presentation limited to three minutes each on the topics, strategies and perspectives that they feel should be addressed in the regulations, according to a Caltrans communiqué.
Spanish interpreters will be available to assist Spanish-speaking members of the public. Information cards will also be available for those who prefer to provide their input in writing.
Announcements about the workshops are being sent to all tenants occupying the Caltrans properties along the 710 gap as well as the Los Angeles Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles; the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles; and local elected officials.