Saturday, September 02, 2006

Proposed Trailhead

All Meadows residents should have received an information pamphlet and notice from L.A. County regarding the establishment of a continuous east-west trail from Hahamonga Watershed Park eastward to Eaton Canyon. Part of this proposal is a trail through Millard Canyon and a trailhead at the hairpin turn on Canyon Crest. Included with the trailhead would be parking spaces at the hairpin turn on Canyon Crest, pedestrian crossing controls, low-level lighting and possibly a restroom facility. (For complete descriptions, you can read the Notice of Preparation and Initial Study available for public review at the Altadena Main Library and Bob Lucas Memorial Library.) Adrian Garcia, L.A. County analyst, is the project contact. The notice also requests responses be sent to Mr. Garcia no later than September 20. Please see the notice for complete contact information.

Four scoping meetings have been planned with the most convenient on September 14 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Loma Alta Park.

Residents have already voiced concerns including increased traffic and impact to our emergency evacuation plan. Other residents may well be in favor of the continuous trail.

The Meadows has had great success in collectively responding to other issues and proposals that would have impact to us. In the past, these have been the restriction of filming on Canyon Crest, the formation of the FireSafe Council, and the ban on hunting. It is suggested that we gather the opinion of Meadows residents to communicate a collective response to the County. Please come to this month's meeting, as we need to hear the opinion from all interested parties in the Meadows.

Attached to this month's newsletter is a form that we would like you to complete and sign. Drop it in Linda’s mailbox at 4199 Canyon Crest Road. Or better yet, come to the meeting for a great discussion on the proposal. Our collective opinions will then be delivered to the County. There truly is strength in numbers as we continue to establish The Meadows as an active voice in Altadena.

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