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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CD 14 Councilman, errr, County Supervisor Mike Antonovich Protects El Sereno Neighborhood

The residents of eastern El Sereno, or should we call it the "option three neighborhood", can thank the likes of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, for removing the above-ground option for the completion of the 710 freeway.

Details in the below press release.

October 23, 2009
For Immediate Release


LOS ANGELES COUNTY – To protect the residents of Pasadena, South Pasadena and El Sereno from the devastating consequences of above-ground construction of the 710 gap closure project, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, Supervisor Gloria Molina and Los Angeles City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to ensure that MTA define the project as a “tunnel” project consistent with Measure R ballot language.

The MTA had previously taken out the word “tunnel” from its proposed long range transportation plan and left the definition vague as to whether or not the project would be a tunnel or a surface route that would devastate the communities through which construction would take place.

These communities previously had tried to get state legislation (SB 545, Cedillo) passed this year to mandate that the gap closure project would have to be constructed underground to avoid damaging the communities with a surface alignment. That bill was not signed into law by the Governor despite support from both the Assembly and the Senate.

Nice of Antonovich, with help from Villaraigosa and Molina, to come to El Sereno's assistance, but why do the fine citizens of El Sereno have to rely on the politicos above when they have a Councilman who has a seat on the MTA board? We are still waiting for Huizar to comment as noted in yesterday's post regarding his leadership on the 710 freeway tunnel issue.

And now with the tunnel back as an option in regards to completing the 710 freeway, wonder how much Don Jones is bemoaning the fact that he is an "former CalTrans tenant", considering that it may be decades before any solution to the 710 freeway issue becomes finite?

Your thoughts.......................

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Anonymous Anonymous said:


Reed Spilt, you just don't get it.

Have someone who can read look up the concept of jurisdictions, and how city and county differ, and then try to explain it to you.

It won't help your comprehension. Mama's smoking and drinking during her pregnancy with you made that to much too hope for, but maybe it'll keep you busy and off the blog for awhile so the adults can talk amongst themselves.

October 27, 2009 11:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RS, there are only a couple of (retired and otherwise unemployed) anti-710 activists who attend these MTA meetings, and who are myopic in their concentration on CD14 and Huizar and so your sources are WAY too obvious.

Do I have to have Ana Cubas call them both again??

You're going to guarantee they don't get anymore Huevos w/ Huizar invites.

October 27, 2009 11:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What is Sleazy Huizy up to??? He was out 3 days last week and now again on Monday? What is he doing on the taxpayers dime if not his job? More good stuff to campaign against him in 2010. There is a candidate writing all this down.

October 27, 2009 11:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor sam you are a filthy wretch to treat Phil with the disrespect you're showing to him.

I guess your approach is when you can't beat someone on the facts, you beat them with bullying.

October 27, 2009 11:32 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

11:22 PM,

Simply, where is Huizar?

CD 14 needs to know before 2011.

October 27, 2009 11:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How dumb is Huizar? So dumb he put forth a motion today the 27th of October to name the month Planning Month. HELLOOOOO will someone please tell Sleazy Huizy that October is over.
ITEM NO. (26) 09-2584 RESOLUTION (HUIZAR - REYES) relative to declaring October 2009 as Community Planning Month in the City of Los Angeles.

October 27, 2009 1:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe because of this, Gloria Molina tells the Slimes she's unhappy with the newly opened - at a cost of billions to us, for largely illegal immigrants - Gold Line because it has portions above-ground. Says it will endanger school kids and other pedestrians. SHUT UP GLORIA DON'T SET THE CITY UP BY INVITING LAWSUITS

These morons INCLUDING ANTONOVICH who grandstand to their own district at the expense of the city are the problem, why the region is so dysfunctional and we're worst in the nation (among the whole developed world) in not being able to get it together to have constructed a subway and rail network yet. When they let the perfect or their "idea" be the enemy of the good NOTHING GETS DONE BECAUSE WE HAVE NO MONEY AND PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO RAISE TAXES.

Republicans are just as bad as the Democrats - look at the unlikely bedfellows of Glorias Molina/Romero and Antonovich/Knabe when it comes to stymying progress re: MTA

October 27, 2009 2:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RS at 11:59 a.m.

This has been your standard MO (ask someone what that means) lately. Everytime someone points out that 99.7 percent of one of your lengthy posts is wrong, illogical, much ado about nothing, etc., you reduce it all to a one-sentence "I just asked" response that has little or nothing to do with the wallowing you wasted 1000 words on originally.

"I'm just asking, where is he?"

We understand you're embarrased that your 3rd party pass-along threads here are always pure vaporware, and almost (ALMOST) as incorrect as Phil J.'s but you don't spin that well, to try and make us think you only care about Huizar's attendance record at MTA or City Council.

I think from now on I'll call you "Red Tube" because you're just an empty shell funneling things for anonymous sources with bad info and a bone to pick.

October 27, 2009 2:37 PM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

Reed Spilt, you just don't get it.

Xcuse me for asking, but what part doesn't he get, Ana?

Why wasn't Huizar at the MTA meeting? Was he snoozing up in S. David Cobb's Spring Street penthouse again, like he was when I first met him one hilarious morning in 2005?

October 27, 2009 3:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Check your facts - The "tunnel" portion of the text that was left out by Metro was caught the day before the meeting. It was fixed and read TUNNEL in the LRTP slides AT THE MEETING. Were you even there? next time, pay attention to what's being presented and/or read the language before you post what you hear.

October 27, 2009 8:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


October 27, 2009 9:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Call Metro and check for yourself. The Motion was a nice gesture, but it was a little late...

October 27, 2009 9:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It wasn't in the pre final documents reviewed at Planning and Policy the week before the board meeting. though the language was changed for the board meeting, (assuming that it was, since I didnt attend or see the agenda documents) Supervisor Antonovich made it crystal clear that the final document will have the correct Measure R descriptions of the I710 North Gap Closure - Tunnel is listed in the LRTP final "written in stone" document.... but you'll never know till its printed and distributed... as for CM Huziar's participation though not in attendance his deputy on transportation was working in concert with the mayor's people to make sure this protection was included in the final agenda documents.....

October 28, 2009 8:47 AM  

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