Upcoming Events, from our TAQCC cmte

The Transportation, Air Quality and Climate Change (TAQCC) Committee of ECOS would like to share with you all the following events.

Dec. 1-3 — Community Open Houses re Green Line to the Airport
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Dec. 1, 6:00 pm — Transit Riders Union initial meeting, at Breathe CA, 909 12th St.

Dec. 3, 6:00 pm — ECOS TAQCC meeting re ARB plan to reduce GHG, 2012 K St., Sacramento
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Dec. 10 — Deadline for comments on Sacramento downtown Grid 2.0
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Light Rail to Airport Open Houses

The light rail to the airport is being planned, and local residents are encouraged to attend an open house meeting to provide feedback. More info below and here: http://www.sacrt.com/glopenhouse.stm

Based on Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) forecasts, the population in the area between downtown Sacramento, north and south Natomas, and the Sacramento International Airport is expected to increase by 36 percent (or 811,000 people) over the next 20 years.

The region is showing significant signs of economic recovery, and job growth is leading to housing growth after the building moratorium in Natomas was recently lifted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

This projected development calls for an increase in transportation infrastructure for the area and RT is working to provide access through the Green Line to the Airport light rail extension project. This project will extend the existing Green Line light rail service from the 7th & Richards/Township 9 light rail station on Richards Boulevard to the Sacramento International Airport and provide vital connections to various locations throughout Sacramento, including the Natomas communities.

The project is entering the environmental phase and RT is scheduling meetings that offer an opportunity for the public to provide comments related to the potential environmental effects of the project. Input received will become part of the public record and will be considered during environmental studies.

Staffed information stations with maps and other project materials will be available at the community open house meetings listed below. A brief presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

North Natomas
Tuesday, December 1
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Natomas Park Elementary School
4700 Crest Drive, Sacramento

Downtown Sacramento
Wednesday, December 2
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Downtown Sacramento Public Library
828 I Street, Sacramento

South Natomas
Thursday, December 3
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
South Natomas Community Center
2921 Truxel Road, Sacramento

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ECOS’ Comments on Another Attempt to Increase Elk Grove’s Sphere of Influence

11/23/2015

ECOS and Habitat 2020 are far from convinced that the use of this site for a multi-sport complex is warranted based upon the significant impacts that will result from its development. We would caution LAFCo that many of the significant impacts could be completely avoided with a more northerly or central location being chosen as an alternative site.

2015 11 November 23 EG SOI NOP comments image

See our comments by clicking on the letter above or here.

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