Wednesday, January 23, 2008

TCA My A**

This was the govenator's response to my email of a few months ago...

Thank you for your email to Governor Schwarzenegger regarding the proposal for a multi-lane Foothill-South Toll Road through San Onofre State Beach. The Governor appreciates hearing from people on issues that affect our state.

Governor Schwarzenegger is honored that you would entrust him to help you with this matter. However, local officials represented by the Transportation Corridor Authority (TCA) hold decision-making authority over the proposed project. In light of the TCA’s vote to approve the proposed location of the road, federal and state law will require the TCA to complete additional filings and a federal environmental impact statement.

The Resources Agency and Business, Transportation and Housing Agency will continue to work with the military, TCA, local officials and stakeholders to mitigate any impacts on San Onofre State Park should the project go forward as proposed. The agencies also will explore all viable alternatives should there be an opportunity to reconsider the alignment.

As you know, San Onofre State Beach is an extremely popular park on land leased from the United States Navy. The State of California has the task of balancing public recreation with population growth. In Southern California, there is a serious need to reduce traffic congestion, but there is equal concern over the loss of valuable state park land that is enjoyed by so many California residents and visitors.

Again, thank you for writing. Governor Schwarzenegger welcomes the comments of people who care about the future of California.

Sincerely,

Office of Constituent Affairs

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bless Gov. Schwarznegger for sticking by his guns. What a timely response. 'The Nofre' Druids can't tell the differenc between State Beach and San Mateo campsites. We feel sorry for all you surfers. Stupid is as stupid does!

Chris Mathews said...

That was a typical long-winded and totally non-commital answer for which he is famous. Trys to sound like he cares but is afraid to flat out state his real view until the damage is done.

carlos mendoza esq. said...

This is all nonsense. Where the hell is the rain?
What happened to the chart that guy posted. What is it you people don't understand about 60% of rain means no rain.

Anonymous said...

I don't live where you people that are going through that hell, but do peopl in Newport, Hermosa, Topanga, really give a giant rat's ass about your beach?

Anonymous said...

NO!

sano local said...

But by the same token, do we give a giant rat's as about Newport, Hermosa, Topanga? We are a caring bunch concerned about all the surfing beaches, so the answer is Yes, we do.

the governors aide said...

Here's the latest from the gov: Licenses will be required to for all persons wanting to surf. Everyone will be assigned a number, similar to CF numbers on boats. Cost will be $200 a year for the right to go in the ocean with any kind of propelled craft, whether motorized or self-propelled. A waiver clearing the state of liability will also have to be signed, notarized and submitted along with the application. There are a limited amount of licenses available, so sign up now before it is too late.

carlos mendoza esq. said...

GOVERNOR'S AIDE, Newport Beach tried that several years ago in the form of a license to be attached to the board. It worked great I hope the Gov. approves it.

Anonymous said...

Hey carlos mendoza - I didn't know they had ESQUIRES in Mexico, I thought that was just a stupid European thing.

John McCain said...

If your illegal, you are exempt from the licencing rule. Plus you are also exempt from our laws! No go out there and stick it to the gringo!

inside traitor said...

I have it on good authority that yearly beach passes are either going to be doubled in price or eliminated all together.

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