We were gratified, last month to witness an impressively large turnout for Planning and Traffic Commission meetings considering the Sterling/2100 Fifth Street Environmental Impact Report. About 24 citizens rose to speak at the Planning meeting, and at least a dozen the following night at the Traffic meeting. Every single one of the the speakers were opposed to the project.
At both meetings, the Commissioners all asked pointed questions of the Staff and EIR contractor. None appeared to be ready to accept Sterling as proposed and each expressed skepticism as to one or more assumptions and assertions in the EIR.
Please attend one more critical meeting this month: Thursday afternoon, November 10, 5:30 at city hall. The Bicycle, Transportation, and Street Safety Commission will respond to City Staff request that they find the proposal consistent with “city policy.” We consider this preposterous and seek your help in pointing out specifics to the Commission.
Read the agenda and your neighbors’ comments at . Scroll down 3/4 to Attachment 5.
The photograph here was made last week, looking South along Pole Line Road, facing the intersection of Fifth Street. As you see, even now, without another 600 cars and 1000 bicycles from Sterling and before Cannery, Chiles Ranch and Creekside are developed, car traffic is congested and delayed. Access to and from 264 senior homes in Rancho Yolo is severely blocked.
Maggie and Don Sherman