Friday, October 05, 2007

Free Bus to California Coastal Commission Thurs Oct 11th Hearing in San Pedro - Stop Foothill South Toll Road

Stop Foothill South Toll Road - Save Trestles Beach

Call 939-7257 to Reserve Your Seat for Free Bus & Lunch
California Coastal Commission Meeting Thurs Oct 11th
9:45 AM meet the bus near Sears at the Laguna Hills Mall off of El Toro Road before 5 Freeway

If can’t go send email expressing your opposition to the Toll Road from and click “Take Action”.

Attend the October 11th California Coastal Commission (CCC) meeting in San Pedro encouraging the California Coastal Commissioners to deny the proposed Foothill South Toll Road through the San Onofre State Beach. Save Trestles Beach. If you have never been there, check it out, it’s worth saving.

The most important hurdle before the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) is the powerful, non-partisan California Coastal Commission. The Coastal Commission will be meeting to decide whether to approve construction of the toll road in the coastal zone.

Additionally, the Coastal Commission is charged with making sure the TCA’s road doesn’t pollute the water or harm the surf at Trestles. We expect that the TCA will spend a lot of time and money convincing the CCC that their road is a good idea. We need you to attend the Coastal Commission meeting and let the Commissioners know that Trestles and the San Mateo Campground are too important to be sacrificed for a “pay to drive” road.

Please mark your calendars and plan to take a day off of work or school to join us at this important hearing on October 11th. The hearing will be held at the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel at 601 S. Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro CA 90731.

Do your part to ensure that a great campground, great community and great surf beach remain livable, pristine and protected. We owe it to our community, our kids and future generations.

For more information contact Sierra Club/Friends of the Foothills Conservation Organizer
Robin Everett at or call 949-361-7534

Coastal Commission Hearing
Thursday, October 11th
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
601 S. Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Might study the arguments of the TCA; see
How will Foothill-South affect the San Mateo Campground and San Onofre state park?San Mateo campground was built in 1989, eight years after Foothill-South was placed on Orange County’s Master Plan of Arterial Highways. The route for Foothill-South does not remove or damage any campsites within the San Onofre State Park and is 385 feet from the closest campsite. In addition, the trail from San Mateo Campground to the beach will remain open during and after construction. Noise impacts from the road near the San Mateo campground will be offset by the construction of a sound wall. Presently there are campsites along I-5 that are as close as 225 feet to the freeway and have no sound walls.

Is this consistent with Governor Ronald Reagan’s comment on San Onofre Park?
When the San Onofre State Beach park was opened in Southern California in April 1971, then Governor Ronald Reagan characterized the establishment of the park as "the culmination of many months of dedicated effort by many people to enhance and preserve California's grandeur and beauty. I firmly believe one of the greatest legacies we can leave to future generations is the heritage of our land, but unless we can preserve and protect the unspoiled areas which God has given us, we will have nothing to leave them." See


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