Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023 at 6:00 pm
LINK to join: ECOS ZOOM 6656164155
or call: 1 669 900 6833, Mtg ID: 665 616 4155
Please note that this meeting will not be recorded.
Jeanie Ward-Waller, former Caltrans’ Deputy Director of Planning and Modal Programs
6:00 Welcome and Introductions
Jeanie Ward-Waller was demoted last month, after she notified Caltrans officials that she would file a whistleblower complaint about Sacramento-area highway expansion projects allegedly circumventing environmental rules.
Here are some of the latest updates on the situation:
Coalition letter calling on Gov. Newsom to hold Caltrans accountable to his climate vision, October 17, 2023
The widening of I-80 works against California’s climate goals | Opinion, By Stephen M. Wheeler and Barbara Leary, Special to the Bee, The Sacramento Bee, October 17, 2023
A Caltrans executive questioned a freeway expansion. Then she was demoted, Rachel Uranga, LA Times, October 13, 2023
Editorial: California’s transportation spending doesn’t match its climate promises, LA Times, October 10, 2023
Breaking: California Transportation Official Demoted for Opposing Highway Expansion, Asia Mieleszko, Strong Towns, October 10, 2023
7:00 Updates and Announcements
This meeting is open to everyone interested in addressing some of our region’s most pressing challenges.
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