December 15 Neighborhood Meeting Summary

Preparation

E-mail reminders

Attendees

7 members

Acknowledgments

JoAnn brought chocolate chip brownies and Susan brought cookies.

Meeting

Agenda Items:

The meeting began about 11:25 am

Specific Plan Update Workshops in January

  • In January the City’s Planning Department is holding “second round” community workshops for updating two Specific Plans for areas of East Pasadena.
  • In these workshops, the staff and consultants will share “preliminary concept ideas” for the plans.  “Feedback received will help refine these ideas and inform updates to the Specific Plans.”
  • East Pasadena Specific Plan (EPSP), covering the commercial and office areas to our east and south
    • Thursday January 24
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Pasadena City College, Community Education Center
      3035 E. Foothill Blvd
    • For information about the plan and update process meetings to date, visit: 
      www.ourpasadena.org/east-pasadena
  • East Colorado Specific Plan, covering E Colorado Blvd between Wilson Ave and Roosevelt Ave and Allen Ave from Colorado Blvd to the 210 Freeway
    • Thursday January 17
      6:00 – 8:00 pm
      Pasadena City College, Main Campus, Creveling Lounge
      1570 E. Colorado Blvd
    • For information about the plan and update process meetings to date, visit:
      www.ourpasadena.org/east-colorado

Local Crime Summary

  • For the last month in our neighborhood, from crimemapping.com: (note that time is typically when reported, not when it happened)
  • Monday Nov 26, 11:10 am, 3100 block E. Foothill Blvd, Grand Theft Auto
  • Thursday Dec 6, 11:11 am, 3200 block E. Foothill Blvd, Grand Theft Auto

anything else attendees wish to discuss

  • Re-striping Sierra Madre Villa
    • Some residents are working on a petition to restore the two lanes each way configuration to Sierra Madre Villa between Orange Grove and Foothill Blvds.  They want to hear from those of you who agree.
    • Here is their request:

Many of you are aware of the difficulties caused by the ‘road diet’ restriping of Sierra Madre Villa between Orange Grove and Foothill (without notification to or approval by the residents), as well as the attempt by the City of Pasadena to apply the same ‘diet’ to Orange Grove between Sierra Madre Villa and Lake. This ‘diet’ would have caused terrible traffic jams on the entire length of Orange Grove, especially during rush hour, and forced traffic onto adjacent residential streets to avoid the jams.

This attempt was defeated by our neighbors (“Keep Pasadena Moving”) working together to keep our neighborhoods safe.

We are again joining together (tentative name: “Restore Sierra Madre Villa”) to convince the City that Sierra Madre Villa should be repainted to its former four-traffic-lane configuration and to ensure that this ‘road diet’ will not happen to other streets in Pasadena. Road safety isimportant, but this is not the way to do it.

If you agree and are willing to consider signing the petition (we’re working on it!), please send me an email at the address below.  Yourinformation will be used only to communicate with you in future about the petition, meetings, etc. and will NOT be shared for any other purpose.
Your name/email address will be immediately removed from the list if you change your mind.

Hoping to hear from you soon,

Beverly Ashley
[email protected]

Next EEWNA meeting is January 19, 2019 at 11:15 am, in Hastings Branch Library meeting room 

Adjourned about 12:40 pm

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