Action - What you can
16, 2003. 7PM
Public Scoping Meeting
Palo Alto Art
1313 Newell St.
Palo Alto, CA
Public input on the trail near Page Mill Road.
the last major chance to influence the S-1 trail alignment. Be there!
routes were removed from consideration by the Santa Clara County
Board of Supervisors some months ago, in response to heavy pressure
and threats of litigation from Stanford's property management department.
The County didn't feel they could afford litigation. (We now know
that Stanford can't afford litigation either; they've suffered some
serious financial reverses.) All the remaining routes are marginal
routes being discussed are
Matedero Creek closely. Starts at Matadero Creek and Foothill
Expressway. Ends 3000-4000 feet north of the I-280/Page Mill
interchange. Doesn't connect to anything useful at either end.
taken seriously. Left in only because the Master Plan says "generally
follow the creeks".
to Nowhere route
Junipero Serra and Page Mill to Arastadero Road at Purissima
Entirely on Stanford land. Runs through Ramos Ranch. Connects
to Los Altos Hills trail system, but doesn't connect to Arastadero
existing bike path near Arastadero Road.
Junipero Serra and Page Mill to Arastadero Preserve. Follows
Old Page Mill Road to I-280, then runs alongside I-280 in a
big drainage ditch behind some houses. Then under I-280 in a
large service tunnel, and on to the Arastadero Preserve over
to the right place, but the section alongside the freeway has
problems. Problems with Los Altos Hills homeowners with back
yards facing trail. Problems with CALTRANS. Problems with building
it. It's tough to do well.
Of these choices,
the "CALTRANS route" is preferable. It goes to the
right place, it fits into the trail system, it connects to the Arastadero
Preserve, it's safe from traffic, and it avoids enviromentally sensitive
We'd rather have the
"Optimal Route", across Stanford lands via the Dish area,
or even the "Cherry Stem" route, which also goes across
Stanford lands but not as far in. But if we get the "CALTRANS
route", we get a workable trail, and are in a good position
to continue lobbying for further trail connections on Stanford land.
notice of the meeting
NOTICE OF PREPARATION AND NOTICE
OF PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING
OF A DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE STANFORD UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY
PLAN / GENERAL USE PERMIT AND FOR THE SANTA CLARA COUNTY COUNTYWIDE
TRAILS MASTER PLAN
Stanford University S1
Santa Clara County
70 West Hedding Street, East Wing
San Jose CA 95110
or this Notice of Preparation (NOP) is to inform the public
and relevant agencies that, in accordance with the California
Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the County of Santa Clara
has determined that a project-level Supplemental Environmental
Impact Report (SEIR) is required to supplement its Stanford
University Community Plan / General Use Permit Environmental
impact Report (EIR) and its Santa Clara County Countywide
Trails Master Plan Update SEIR. This NOP seeks comments on
the information and analysis that should be included in the
SEIR, and includes the following information:
- A brief description of
the proposed project
(One final trail route will be chosen from three alternative
S-1 trail alignments under consideration); and
- A list of environmental
issues that are currently Intended to be discussed in
You are invited
to review this information and send any comments or concerns
to Santa Clara County. In particular, if there are any environmental
issues that are not already included on the list of issues
to be examined in the SEIR, please inform the County in writing
prior to the end of the comment period. Please note that CEQA-required
environmental impact areas were previously analyzed at a program
level, and are listed at the end of this NOP.
by State law this NOP will circulate for a period of 30 (thirty)
calendar days. Your comments mutt be received by the end of
the thirty day period in order to be considered. Please reference
the Stanford S1 Trail SEIR NOP when commenting and send your
Tim Heffington, Planner
Planning and Development Department
Environmental Resources Agency
70 West Hedding Street, 7th Floor, East Wing
San Jose, CA 95110
Telephone: (408) 299-5704
All comments must be received no later
than August 8. 2009.
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may contain transcription errors.
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