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Huizar Takes Stand on SR-710 Extension Options

Councilman Jose Huizar last week called on the Los Angeles City Council to oppose any 710 freeway extension route option that negatively affects communities, according to a news release.

“As a Metro Board member, I voted against moving the current EIR forward since it lacked a clear plan of action and a designated route,” Huizar said.

He added that current ambiguity over which route to use is “causing fear and confusion for many local residents” and that the project must identify one potential route to compare to the no build option and multi-modal options.

In his resolution, Huizar calls on the Council to oppose newly defined routes and any above-ground options stating that they would “destroy historic buildings and neighborhoods, increase traffic congestion and cause irreparable harm to tens of thousands of people.”

Huizar also asked of Metro to hold a community outreach meeting on September 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Highland Park Senior Center to provide residents and stakeholders with a greater understanding of the EIR process, the studies being conducted and a timeline.