Over 300 people were there to hear from health and transportation experts in a Solana Beach Town Hall meeting this week. Many in attendance were from Encinitas, including Teresa Barth.
There is a growing movement to resist SANDAG's plans to add up to 10 additional lanes.
At the 8-18 council meeting members of the public asked the council to agendize the issue of the I5 expansion. People also presented a petition with additional signatures in support of a public discussion. The council majority of Stocks, Bond & Dalager said it wasn't necessary. There will be a presentation from CALTRANS at the Sept. 15 meeting but it will not be an open discussion with an opportunity for public questions.
The council recently changed the rules on how things can be added to an agenda. You now have to have a majority of the council to have it heard. Hum...
It would be cool to hear what the public and council think about increasing the congestion on the I5 and how that won't pour more rushed commuters on our surface streets/arteries (101 & vulcan) and side streets as they try to bypass the stop and go freeway traffic.