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Arroyo Seco Foundation to Meet, Poll Members About Objectives of Court Settlement

Published on Monday, July 8, 2019 | 5:02 am
Photo of "Big Dig" Devil's Gate dam sediment removal project by Blair Hansen

The Arroyo Seco Foundation is planning its Tuesday, July 9 quarterly meeting to focus on its recent legal success in a lawsuit filed jointly with the Pasadena Audubon Society against the County, and to poll its membership about what it wants to see in the settlement.

The June 18 tentative ruling against the County’s sediment mining and trucking program in Hahamongna Watershed Park found that the Los Angeles County Flood Control District’s environmental impact report on the revised project was inadequate in several key areas.

The judge agreed to postpone the trial so the parties involved could develop a comprehensive settlement of the disputed issues.

At its quarterly meeting Tuesday, Arroyo Seco Foundation members will hear from their attorney, Mitchell Tsai.

They will also hear updates on the impacts of the sediment removal project and comments from the neighbors who are bearing the brunt of the Big Dig.

The meeting will also be an opportunity for community members to contribute their input towards the possible settlement.

“Come and let us know what settlement terms you think we should fight for. and how to get involved in the Berkshire Creek restoration,” Brick said.

Tuesday’s meeting will be at the Pasadena Central Library, at 285 E. Walnut Street, and will start at 6:30 p.m.

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