Take a peek at this very informative FAQ sheet about the proposal to add Bus Rapid Transit to El Camino Real in Santa Clara County. The Mountain View city Council meeting will be meeting to discuss this project on January 17th at City Hall. Please consider attending and speaking in support of BRT with dedicated lanes.
_ VTA is holding the last of a series of meetings about the Valley Transportation Plan 2040 will be held on January 4 at Mountain View City Hall. See www.vta.org/vtp/ for more info.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
City of Mountain View City Hall, Atrium Room
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
Take VTA bus lines 35, 22,522; light rail is about 3 blocks away
Last week, MVCSP hosted staff from Greenbelt Alliance to go over the details of how to use an EIR as an advocacy tool. Turnout to the workshop was great; over 20 people attended, some coming from as far away as Contra Costa County! We covered a lot of information in just over 2 hours. Attendees asked if the resources we shared could be accessible online afterward. Those resources are below. If there is more information that you would like but don't see here, contact Ellie Casson. If you have questions about how to read or comment on an EIR, please contact Adam Garcia and/or Amanda Bornstein.
Links to websites referenced:
Planning and Conservation League and PCL's Guide to CEQA (which we referenced during the workshop. This is a very handy guide for advocates.)
California Air Pollution Control Officers Association
Association of Bay Area Governments (We used and referred to maps from ABAG during the workshop)
Materials used during the presentation:
Did you know that when you search for the images related to the term "EIR" this lovely lady is the first thing that comes up?
Neither did I.
Aside from an apparently very popular anime character, what is an EIR, or Environmental Impact Report? Why is it something that you need to know about?
On 12/13, come find out how to read, analyze and comment on a project EIR in order to reach sustainable planning goals at the first installment of the new workshop series, Planning for Change: How to be an Effective Advocate, presented by Greenbelt Alliance and hosted by MVCSP.
The event is free but registration is required. REGISTRATION LINK HERE (A $25 deposit to save your spot is required. This fee will be refunded within three days of the event.)
How to Use an Environmental Impact Report as an Advocacy Tool
6:00PM - 8:30PM
(Networking, pizza, and registration between 6:00 and 6:15)
Mountain View Community Center, Room 2, 201 South Rengstorff