The and alternatives have been and continue to be a heated topic as locals have weighed in on the possible effects of different options.
Author , who has contributed to Patch and also runs the blog Pasadena Daily Photo, shared her criticism of the San Marino City Council's views of the 710 freeway tunnel extension in a letter to City Manager John Schaefer Wednesday morning. She gave Patch permission to share the following letter:
Dear Mr. Schaefer,
Do I read this right? The City Council of San Marino thinks the 710 Freeway Extension tunnel through South Pasadena and Pasadena is a good idea?
Is San Marino not in proximity to South Pasadena and Pasadena?
Do you not breathe the same air as we do?
Will your air somehow escape the pollution?
Will your businesses not suffer?
Will your property values not plummet?
You do. They will.
Not to mention that a freeway and its tunnel are ideas straight out of the 1950s, and access to the the fuels to operate them is receding faster than you can say "electric rail."
I'm shocked at the old-fashioned thinking of the San Marino City Council.
Petrea Burchard Sandel