Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden’s Reaction to Caltrans Decision to Extend Public Comment Period for 710 Freeway

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pasadena – Statement from Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) on the extension of public comment period for the 710-freeway draft environmental impact report:

"I am pleased that the Department of Transportation has agreed to extend public comment period for the 710-North draft environmental impact report to 120 days. Since last April I have been working in conjunction with my constituents and local governments in my district to urge Caltrans to extend the public comment period to 120 days.

This unprecedented action on the part of the Department of Transportation reflects not only the complexity of this project but the long and complicated history between Caltrans, LA Metro and the residents of the San Gabriel Valley. I believe Caltrans actions reflect a genuine desire to engage the residents of the San Gabriel Valley in a thoughtful and open discussion on the best course of action regarding the 710. I thank Caltrans for listening to the public and extending the public comment period to 120 days."

CONTACT: Wendy Gordon, 626.720.3409