Upcoming Meetings on the 710 Extension

Prior to the South Pasadena meeting on Sept. 26, two other informational meetings will be held in Pasadena and El Sereno.

Jan SooHoo, a representative of the No 710 Action Committee, submitted this list of upcoming meetings to learn more about the status of the SR-710 Extension EIR/EIS. SooHoo pointed out that the first three meetings are not hosted by Metro, where as the last four are Metro sponsored. 

September 18, Tuesday 7-8:45 PM  
Pasadena SR 710 Community Forum
Pasadena Convention Center Ballroom
300 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Overflow rooms 101-105 on the lower level
District 6 sponsored event
There is free parking on neighboring blocks. Parking at Paseo Colorado is free for
1.5 hours with validation and at the Convention Center Garage for a $5 flat rate.

The purpose of this forum is to hear from experts and give them an opportunity to respond to residents’ concerns and to help educate its residents as well as those from surrounding communities about the reality of the tunnel proposal.

  • Pasadena City Councilman Steve Madison will be the moderator.
  • METRO has agreed to provide a speaker, as yet unnamed, who will describe the tunnels and other alternatives now under consideration for the EIS/EIR. 
  • Ara Najarian, a City Councilman from Glendale and a member of the METRO Board, will speak  about the challenges he sees - particularly regarding the funding of this project.

Short statements from these panelists will be followed by questions collected from the audience. All questions will be submitted in writing to the moderator.
Given Metro’s recent decision to eliminate some routes through Pasadena, the panelists will focus on the remaining alternatives affecting the Pasadena Avenue (Meridian route for tunnel) and Fair Oaks corridor.

September 19, Wednesday 6:30 PM
Metro SR 710 Study Community Meeting
Co Host Councilmember Huizar
El Sereno Senior Center
4818 Klamath Place
Los Angeles, CA 90032 
(El Sereno Council Office: 323-226-1646) 

September 26, Wednesday 7 PM

South Pasadena SR-710 Informational Meeting 
South Pasadena High School Auditorium
1401 Fremont Avenue 
South Pasadena, CA 91030 
Large parking lot adjacent to High School, but carpooling recommended due to anticipated large turnout.

Hosted by the City of South Pasadena, the purpose of this forum is to educate the residents of South Pasadena and surrounding communities on recent activities leading to the latest alternatives to relieve congestion now being studied by Metro. You will learn where we are in the process, why our cities are still at risk and what comes next.  The forum will bring city officials, land use and transportation experts together with the public to discuss the merits and pitfalls of the proposed alternatives.

In addition to the South Pasadena City Council, the following will be speaking and answering your questions:

  • Ara Najarian, Metro Board Director & Glendale City Council member
  • Anthony Portantino, Assembly member 44th District
  • Donald Voss, La Cañada Flintridge City Council member
  • Jose Huizar, Metro Board Director & La City Council member
  • Steve Madison, Pasadena City Council member

September 27, Thursday  9:00 AM

Metro Board Meeting
Metro Building 
One Gateway Plaza
3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012

October 3, Wednesday  9:00 AM

Metro's TAC (Technical Advisory Committee)  
LA County Department of Public Works
Conference Rm D
900 So. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91803

October 18 Thursday 6 PM-8 PM

Community Open Houses:  
Discussion of Alternatives Recommended for EIR/EIS
El Sereno Senior Center
4818 Klamath Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90032 

October 20 Saturday 10 AM-12 PM

Community Open Houses:  
Discussion of Alternatives Recommended for EIR/EIS
Maranatha High School
169 S. Saint John Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105



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