Supplemental Environmental Impact Report Notice of Availability & Public Meeting/Hearing

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Requesting Help to Reach Your Stakeholders

Dear Foothill Gold Line Partner,

As you are aware, in late 2018 the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (Construction Authority) announced a proposed plan to deliver the Foothill Gold Line Glendora to Montclair project (Foothill Extension Phase 2B) in phases and avoid tens of millions of dollars annually in market escalation and risk money proposed by the design-build teams competing for the Alignment Contract. As a result, the Construction Authority initiated the preparation of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report to evaluate the impacts of potentially phasing construction and operation, along with relocating the Pomona Station parking facility and introducing a new mitigation measure to widen White Avenue in La Verne near the future station. 

The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) has been released for a 45-day public review and comment period (March 22, 2019 - May 6, 2019). The Construction Authority is requesting your assistance in letting the community know about how they can review the document and provide comments.

To make it easy for you to help spread the word to your stakeholders about the availability of the Draft SEIR and the upcoming public meeting/hearing, we are providing this toolkit. Please select the method(s) that best work for you and use the information in the following pages and attachments to share the information with your stakeholders:

  • Posting the information on your website
  • Sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, community newsletter and/or e-blast
  • Placement of print notices on public counters

 

Thank you in advance for your help to promote the Public Review and Comment Period for the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report and Public Meeting/Hearing for the Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair

If you have questions about this toolkit, please contact Yesenia Arias, Community Relations Manager, Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority at (626) 305-7012 or yarias@foothillgoldline.org

 

TOOLKIT FOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH 

The Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair (Project) is undergoing a supplemental environmental review and the public is invited to review the draft report and provide comment between now and May 6, 2019.

The Project includes a 12.3-mile extension of the Metro Gold Line light rail system from Azusa to Montclair, and the Construction Authority proposes to modify the existing approved Project (2013 FEIR as addended). Project Modifications evaluated in the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) include construction and operation of the Project in four phases, rather than two phases; relocating the Pomona Station parking facility from the north side of the station to the south side; and implementing a new mitigation measure that would widen White Avenue near the La Verne Station (from 1st Street to 6th Street in La Verne). The purpose of Draft SEIR is to evaluate through analysis, documentation, and discussion the proposed Project Modifications and to solicit public feedback. The Draft SEIR has concluded that one new significant unmitigable traffic impact will occur as a result of the proposed changes to the project, at the intersection of Glendora Ave/Route 66. All other impacts have been mitigated to less than significant levels.

You are invited to review and comment on the Draft SEIR and to attend the Public Meeting/Hearing hosted by the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (Construction Authority):

DRAFT SEIR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD

March 22, 2019 – May 6, 2019

 

The Draft SEIR is available for a 45-day public review and comment period. The document is available at www.foothillgoldline.org and the Construction Authority’s office at 406 East Huntington Drive, Suite 202, Monrovia, CA 91016.  Additional copies are available at local city halls (public information counters) and libraries in the corridor cities of Azusa, Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair.  

PUBLIC MEETING/HEARING
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
(6:00 PM start time for public hearing)

La Verne Community Center

3680 D Street, La Verne, CA 91750

ProjectCorridorMontclairPhase

Comments on the Draft SEIR may be provided during the scheduled Public Meeting/Hearing on comment sheets and/or verbally. Comments can also be sent via U.S. mail or email by the close of the comment period. All submitted comments concerning the Draft SEIR must be received no later than May 6, 2019 and should be directed to the following Construction Authority representative:

Ms. Lisa Levy Buch
Chief Communication Officer
Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority
406 E. Huntington Drive, Suite 202
Monrovia, CA 91016-3633
Phone: (626) 471-9050
Email: llevybuch@foothillextension.org

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To review the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report, learn more about the Public Meeting/Hearing, document viewing locations, and how to provide comments:

https://foothillgoldline.org/default/metro-gold-line-foothill-extension-azusa-to-montclair-draft-environmental-impact-report/