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Subject:  SR2 Freeway Terminus Project

Meeting, Metro Board of Governors

Thursday, Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m. 3rd Floor Boardroom

One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, Ca 90012

On Thursday, December 10, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Board of Governors will consider an agenda item

  • A. To receive and file the Draft Initial Study/Environmental Assessment Report (DIS/EA)
  • B. To Adopt the Hybrid as the Local Preferred Alternative
  • C. To authorize additional funds to prepare an environmental analysis  and preliminary engineering of the hybrid
  • D. To authorize Metro’s CEO to recommend the LPA to Caltrans.

At the Nov. 18 meeting of Metro’s Planning and Programming Committee, the Echo Park Community Action Committee spoke against recommendations A, B and D.  For item C, we do support provide additional funds to complete the environmental analysis and for preliminary studies of the hybrid, which we think should rightfully be called Alternative F.

Attached is a copy of our December newsletter, which more fully discusses our position on the hybrid alternative.

We urge you to attend the meeting at Metro on Thursday, December 10.  This is your chance to voice your opposition to the hybrid.

Judy Raskin, Chairperson
Echo Park Community Action Committee

2 Terminus Bastard Plan 2009-07-01 annotated
Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 1, 2009, via redcarproperty.blogspot.com

According to a posting on redcarproperty.blogspot.com, “Despite a 17 year process redesigning the 2 Freeway Terminus at Glendale Blvd. leading to overwhelming support from the community for Alternative D (which maximized public park space), The Powers That Be created a bastardized version they’ll present at a Community Open House on Nov. 4.

“The bastardized version, or as Metro calls it, the ‘Hybrid Alternative,’ completely ignores one of the main purposes of the Terminus redesign: removing vehicle traffic from the southbound flyover ramp at the Terminus. Years ago, I remember then City Councilmember and later, Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg as well as County Supervisor Gloria Molina insisting this was a primary goal because the traffic coming off the flyover ramp was unsafe for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians.

The meeting on the 2 Freeway Terminus Redesign takes place takes place on Wed., November 4, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Mayberry Elementary School, Multi Purpose Room

2414 Mayberry St., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Click here for the full Red Car Property article.