Saturday, September 06, 2008

Public Forum Concerning Traffic, R.P.V., and Ponte Vista

A public forum will be conducted at the next regular meeting of the Rancho Palos Verdes Traffic Safety Commission, concerning potential traffic and transportation impacts caused by Ponte Vista within the city of Rancho Palos Verdes.

The forum will be conducted on Monday September 22, 2008, beginning at 7:00 PM inside the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council Chambers at Hesse Park, on Hawthorne Blvd.

The purpose of the forum is to receive comments on the proposed traffic and transportation mitigation for Ponte Vista within the area of R.P.V. along Western Avenue and some intersecting streets.

Comments received during the forum will assist the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council members in their ongoing discussions dealing with whether the city should accept, rejects, or seek changes to the proposed mitigation within R.P.V. city limits.

The Los Angeles Departments of Transporation and Planning have both stated their opinions that the city of R.P.V. is a stakeholder in the decision making processes concerning traffic and transportation mitigation for the proposed development.

Note* If folks supporting Ponte Vista attend the forum, I guess this "some obscure blog" is not as obscure as at least one Advisory Board member contends.

The public forum is scheduled to take place at the beginning of the Traffic Safety Commission's regularly scheduled September meeting.

Rancho Palos Verdes is different than most cities. Our City Council Chambers are some miles away from our City Hall and I hope everyone who wishes to attend the forum and provide comments knows that.

It is probably easier to get to Hesse Park by using P.V. Drive North to Hawthorne Blvd.

You can turn left onto Hawthorne Blvd and begin traveling along that road, and continue traveling on that road, and continue traveling on that road.

Hesse Park is southwest of Peninsula Center and on the more west side of Hawthorne Blvd as one travels down the hill.

For those folks coming from central and southern San Pedro, you can have the opportunity to drive along P.V. Drive South and on P.V. Drive West until you get to Hawthorne Blvd.

Turning up the hill onto Hawthorne Blvd and continuing your journey, you might be tempted to drive into the parking lot of our City Hall. Please do not do that.

Our Council Chambers is still miles up the hill from our City Hall.

Approaching Hesse Park, it will be on your left side as you go up the hill.

Mayor Stern, R.P.V. staff members, and I tried to get Dodson Intermediate School's multi-purpose hall for the meeting, but it cannot be used for our purpose that evening.

I'll poke my head into the office of the Principal at Miraleste Intermediate School to see if we can use their room, but I am not holding out much hope for that. It is worth a try, though.

The Traffic Safety Commission and the members of staff and the City Council are interested in learning what your concerns, especially as they deal with traveling along Western within the city of R.P.V., might be if Bob is given the opportunity to build Ponte Vista according to his current plans or other plans.

Of course the forum is open to the public and all comments will be recorded.

If you are a resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, this may be the very first time you can use your opportunity to visit our Council Chambers and learn just a little bit more about R.P.V.

If you are not a resident of R.P.V., you are most welcome to visit the Chambers way up on a hill that is part of a peninsula, in the southwest portion of the Great Mojave Basin.

I will try to see if our CATV station will show the meeting live and record it for future broadcast.

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