Meeting Announcement: Bike Plan and 710 meetings on Monday, Nov. 19. *Updated

The City of Alhambra has two meetings (that are of particular interest to me and perhaps to you) scheduled for next Monday, November 19.

5:30 p.m.: City staff will present a draft Bicycle Master Plan to the City Council during a study session meeting.  According to Chris Paulson, assistant to the city manager, the draft Bicycle Master Plan will be available on a bike plan specific web site — http://www.alhambrabikeplan.com/  — by the close of business tomorrow (Nov. 14). I’ll update this post at that time. Click to view the official meeting announcement (PDF).

Update: The draft Bicycle Master Plan is now available from: http://www.alhambrabikeplan.com/alhambra-bmp/documents/

7:00 p.m.: The City Council invites the community to attend an informational meeting to “find out more on the status of the 710 Gap Closure and to show [our] support for the completion of the 710 Freeway.” Click the image to the right to read the invitation.Text invitation to a meeting regarding the710 freeway

Both meetings happen in the Ruth Reese Hall at the Alhambra Civic Center Library.

101 South 1st Street
Alhambra, CA 91801

Tell everyone you know in Alhambra about the meetings including your friends, family, colleagues, and your child’s teacher and school principal. Encourage them to attend both, even if they don’t intend to speak up. Meeting attendance, particularly for the bike plan, will tell the City Council whether that topic is a priority for Alhambra residents. If you cannot attend, contact Chris Paulson (626-570-5067 | cpaulson@cityofalhambra.org)  and give him your feedback regarding the bike plan and/or whether you think the bike plan should be a priority for the city. Low turnout at the meeting, or otherwise little interest expressed by the community will indicate to the City Council that it should spend the city’s scarce resources on other things.

P.S. I’m back in Alhambra so I expect to post more often regarding the bike plan, the 710, and other quality of life issues relative to Alhambra.

710 freeway gap closure: Scoping meetings start…. NOW!

Metro and Caltrans have restarted the environmental study and review (EIR/EIS) process for the 710 freeway. They intend to complete the freeway. Meetings start this week in South Pasadena, Alhambra, and other area cities. Some meetings will be webcast.

Metro has a web site it will use to share information: http://www.metro.net/projects/sr-710-conversations/

Series 1: Transportation where have we been? Where are we going?

Tuesday, February 15, 6-8pm
Jefferson Middle School
1372 E Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776

Wednesday, February 16, 6-8pm
Alhambra Civic Center Library – Reese Hall
101 S First St
Alhambra, CA 91801

Saturday, February 19, 2-4pm
Lake Avenue Church
393 N Lake Av
Pasadena, CA 91101

Wednesday, February 23, 6-8pm
South Pasadena High School
1401 Fremont Av
South Pasadena CA, 91030

Thursday, February 24, 6-8pm
Los Angeles Christian Presbyterian Church
2241 N Eastern Av
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Saturday, February 26, 2-4pm
Glendale Community College
1500 N Verdugo Rd
Glendale, CA 91208
Series 2: Protecting Communities through an Environmental Process-CEQA/NEPA

Tuesday, March 1, 6-8pm
Lake Avenue Church
393 N Lake Av
Pasadena, CA 91101

Wednesday, March 2, 6-8pm
Jefferson Middle School
1372 E Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776

Thursday, March 3, 6-8pm
Alhambra Civic Center Library – Reese Hall
101 S First St
Alhambra, CA 91801

Tuesday, March 8, 6-8pm
Glendale Community College
1500 N Verdugo Rd
Glendale, CA 91208

Wednesday, March 9, 6-8pm
South Pasadena High School
1401 Fremont Av
South Pasadena CA, 91030

Thursday, March 17, 6-8pm
Los Angeles Christian Presbyterian Church
2241 N Eastern Av
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Series 3: Scoping: Going on the Record

Tuesday, March 15, 6-8pm
Jefferson Middle School
1372 E Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776

Wednesday, March 16, 6-8pm
Alhambra Civic Center Library – Reese Hall
101 S First St
Alhambra, CA 91801

Monday, March 21, 6-8pm
Online Open House
Participate online at your convenience.

Tuesday, March 22, 6-8pm
Glendale Community College
1500 N Verdugo Rd
Glendale, CA 91208

Wednesday, March 23, 6-8pm
South Pasadena High School
1401 Fremont Av
South Pasadena CA, 91030

Tuesday, March 29, 6-8pm
Los Angeles Christian Presbyterian Church
2241 N Eastern Av
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Wednesday, March 30, 6-8pm
Lake Avenue Church
393 N Lake Av
Pasadena, CA 91101