(March 19, 2004) -- LBReport.com posts below a graphic illustrating a proposed Locally Preferred Strategy for 710 freeway expansion presented in draft form at the March 18, 2004 meeting of the LB City Council's I-710 Freeway Oversight Committee.
A City Hall release indicates the strategies were developed based on written and oral public comments received during previous community meetings and public workshops. The new strategies came after a public outcry over initial 710 freeway expansion plans (prepared by others) that had threatened to take private homes.
Committee chair and 7th district Councilwoman Tonia Reyes-Uranga said in a City Hall release, "I believe the draft 'Locally Preferred Strategies' to improve the 710 freeway reflects what the community told us about improving the freeway, and I invite everybody to come review and provide comments as we refine the Strategies."
We thank Meyer, Mohaddes Associates, a LB firm retained by City Hall to develop the Locally Preferred Strategies, for its courtesy in providing LBReport.com with a .jpg version of the graphic below for inclusion in this article.
Additional community meetings (including West LB Associates at Silverado Park, March 25 @ 7 p.m.) will be held to gather more public input, after which the Council's I-710 Oversight Committee will forward its recommendation to the Gateway Cities Council of Governments committee handling the I-710 expansion project. Vice Mayor Frank Colonna serves as LB's rep on that key Gateway COG committee...and is also president of the Board of the full Gateway COG.
To enlarge the graphic below, click on the graphic. You will see a nice, sharp image, but you may have to scroll around it since it's large (555 kB, 1604 x 2475 pixels).