CALTRANS and OCTA: Remove Toll Roads (again) from consideration in the I-405 Freeway Improvement Project
The Caltrans and OCTA proposal to widen the I-405 between the SR-73 and I-605 had an option for toll lanes that was soundly rejected by the community. This option was removed from the proposal. Now that OCTA has a new board they have reinstated a toll road option. The community sentiment has not changed about toll roads. Please choose Option 1 (2 new general use lanes), and remove all options that include Toll Roads. Please respect the decision of the last board and the community at large to keep Toll Roads out of this Improvement Project.
Dear Concerned Citizens;
Time is of the essence. Please sign the petition, add your comments and share with your friends and neighbors. Then please attend the Public Hearing this Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hill Classical Middle School, 1100 Iroquois Ave., Long Beach, CA 90315. We will print out the comments and signatures to present at the hearing. Lets get as many as we can in 24 hours.
The last day to submit comments to Caltrans on the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement is Aug. 12, 2013. At that time all signatures and comments from this petition will be turned in to Caltrans.
The SDEIR/EIS is available online at www.dot.ca.gov/dist12/405/index.htm.
You can also find it in several libraries listed at www.octa.net/405improvement
(The Rossmoor Photo at the top of this page is used with the permission of the photographer.)
- CALTRANS and Orange County Transportation Authority OCTA
I support the following resolution made by the Board of Directors of the Rossmoor Community Services District to remove all Toll Road options from the I-405 Improvement Project.
RESOLUTION NO. 13-07-22-01
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE ROSSMOOR COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT OPPOSING THE SCREENING OF CONCEPT A AND B HOT LANES AS OPTIONS TO THE PREVIOUSLY SELECTED PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE 1 TO THE I-405 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
WHEREAS, the Rossmoor Community Services District (District) has previously taken an official position in favor of Alternative 1 and opposition to Alternatives 2 and 3.
WHEREAS, the District has had reliance on the vote of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) in selecting Alternative 1 which excluded High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes as the preferred Alternative in October of 2012.
WHEREAS, the District has been informed that a newly constituted Board of Directors of the OCTA voted in April 2013 to reconsider HOT lanes.
WHEREAS, the OCTA Board of Directors and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has issued a Supplemental EIR/EIS which screens Concepts A and B and reintroduce the potential for HOT lanes.
WHEREAS, the District considers any variation to the I-405 Improvement Project other than Alternative 1 as detrimental to the well being of the Rossmoor community due to the impacts of traffic, noise, light, and air pollution.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of the Rossmoor Community Services District strongly opposes any deviation from the previously selected Alternative 1 which excludes HOT lanes.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 22nd day of July, 2013.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ROSSMOOR COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
By: Michael Maynard, President
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