Meeting Announcements: Alhambra (11/8); S. El Monte (11/9); Commerce (11/16); and Montebello (11/18)

The Rail Authority will present to several city councils in the San Gabriel Valley over the next few weeks. It will also host another scoping meeting in Montebello regarding the L.A. to Anaheim and the L.A. to San Diego segments.
See the Scheduled Meetings page (also linked above).

Monday, November 8 – Alhambra

Presentation to the City Council of Alhambra

  • When: 7:00 pm
  • Where: Alhambra City Hall, 111 South First Street, Alhambra, CA 91801 (map)
  • What: The California High Speed Rail Authority will give a follow-up presentation to the Alhambra City Council. The presentation is open to the public and public comments occur at the end of the meeting. It is part of the regularly scheduled city council meeting.
  • High Speed Rail Authority Contact: Genoveva Arellano, 909-627-2974, garellano@arellanoassociates.com
  • Source: http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/calendar.htm

Tuesday, November 9 – South El Monte

Presentation to the City Council of South El Monte

  • When: 6:00pm
  • Where: South El Monte City Council Chambers 1415 N. Santa Anita Avenue South El Monte, CA 91733 (map)
  • What: The California High Speed Rail Authority will give a presentation to the South El Monte City Council. The presentation is open to the public.
  • High Speed Rail Authority Contact: Genoveva Arellano, 909-627-2974, garellano@arellanoassociates.com
  • Source: http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/calendar.htm

Tuesday, November 16 – City of Commerce

Presentation to the City Council of Commerce

  • When: 6:00pm
  • Where: Commerce City Hall, 2535 Commerce Way Commerce, CA 90040 (map)
  • Topic: The California High Speed Rail Authority will give a presentation to the Commerce City Council. The presentation is open to the public.
    High Speed Rail Authority contact: Chelsea Dickerson, 213-438-1755, Chelsea.Dickerson@consensusinc.com
  • Source: http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/calendar.htm

Thursday, November 18 – Montebello

Montebello Scoping Meeting

  • When: 5:30pm-8:0pm
  • Where: Washington Elementary School, 1400 W Madison Avenue Montebello, CA 90640 (map)
  • Topic: The scoping meeting will be structured as an open house, with map boards showing the possible routes, engineers and transit planners standing around answering questions, and a small presentation (time unknown). This scoping meeting is for both the L.A. to Anaheim and L.A. to San Diego segments of the high speed rail project. The scoping meeting likely will be very similar to the recent meetings in Rosemead and Alhambra. See my posts giving a recap of what occurred during those meetings along with some photos: (1) Alhambra Scoping Meeting: Recap with pictures and (2) Rosemead Scoping Meeting: Update and Pictures
  • High Speed Rail Authority contact: unknown
  • Source: http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/calendar.htm

The Rail Authority posted its latest presentation slide show to its web site. This is the one it gave at the Rosemead and Alhambra scoping meetings on Oct 27 and 28. I expect it will give this at the meetings listed above. Remember to view the presentation skeptically without coming to one of the meetings. As I’ve pointed out numerous times already the Union Pacific is not a feasible route because California lacks the power of eminent domain over the freight railroads. See: Why the I-10 corridor is a possible route. Also, there are apples to oranges comparisons with regard to noise levels in the presentation among other issues.

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