Metro is forming new resident advisory councils to provide feedback on a 710-gap solution.
The executive director of Metro Highway Programs told the Pasadena Star-News "We're starting with a clean slate" on the 30-year old controversy. Additional details and applications are available on Metro's website:
* As a CLC participant, you will act as a liaison between the study team and your community by: * Sharing updates with others * Providing feedback to the study team * Helping shape improvements proposed for the study area * Gathering feedback received from others in your community * Recommending outreach activities and making suggestions to enhance the public participation program
Alhambra resident and member of the "No on 710 Action Committee" Janet Ervin signed up for a council, but told the Star-News that she thought Metro was just "going through the motions."
And Councilwoman Barbara Messina, a strong proponent for the completion of the freeway, said the councils will primarily attract opponents. "The average person just wants to it get done and they are probably not participating in this," she told the Star-News.