Got this email from California State Parks Foundation. Please forward around to anyone and everyone, and attend or write them a letter if you cannot attend. Building the Toll Road would directly affect mountain bike access because the road passes through San Clemente Singletracks.
Link to Surfrider Foundation website which has a sample letter teed up for us: Urge Regional Water Board to Deny Toll Road Permit
San Onofre State Beach/Trestles is being threatened again, and we need your help!
On Wednesday, June 19 the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board is expected to make a decision regarding the Transportation Corridor Agencies’ (TCA) permit to build the first “segment” of the SR-241 toll road extension. We can’t let that happen.
Can you attend the meeting in San Diego at 1:00 p.m. to demonstrate opposition to the toll road? Your presence and public comment can make a big difference.
WHAT: Water Quality Control Board Meeting regarding TCA’s permit for first 5 miles of road.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 19 @ 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Water Quality Control Board Meeting Room: 9174 Sky Park Court, San Diego, CA 92123
Since 2011 -- three years after the California Coastal Commission and the Bush Administration shot down the proposed extension of SR-241 through San Onofre State Beach -- the TCA has been proposing to build the remainder of the road in “segments” – five miles at a time. “Segmenting” is illegal under state and federal law. Not only does TCA’s plan circumvent important laws, this approach makes absolutely no planning sense as it will create a “cul-de-sac of traffic” for San Juan Capistrano, and would end at a road that is not even built yet. More recently, the TCA held a “special meeting” to approve plans for the “Tesoro Extension,” the first five miles of the 241 Toll Road extension, without any public workshops or sufficient public notice.
So can you help stop this plan in its tracks by attending the meeting on June 19?
The Save San Onofre Coalition has resurrected the California Environmental Quality Act lawsuit that challenged the original 16-mile proposal in 2006, bringing the fight to Save Trestles back into the courtroom.
Please join this group and fellow park lovers in San Diego on June 19 and take a stand for San Onofre State Beach/Trestles.
Thanks for supporting state parks!
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