Monday at 6:30pm, the Pasadena City Council is scheduled to meet.
Me and you you and me, or somebody, maybe anybody, should go to this thing. I know it’s boring, MIND-NUMBING, but there’s a few items listed on the Agenda (see below) that look kinda weird. That is to say, perplexing, possibly even…
What do you think?
And, here is a snippet from CEQA Section 15061 (b) 3 on this EXCEMPTION they proceed, however, it is arguable that common sense has anything to do with this:
[Subsection (b)(3) provides a short way for agencies to deal with discretionary activities which could arguably be subject to the CEQA process but which common sense provides should not be subject to the Act.
This section is based on the idea that CEQA applies jurisdictionally to activities which have the potential for causing environmental effects. Where an activity has no possibility of causing a significant effect, the activity will not be subject to CEQA. This approach has been noted with approval in a number of appellate court decisions including the State Supreme Court opinion in No Oil, Inc. v. City of Los Angeles.]
So, what’s going on? First off, we know Los Angeles County Mayor Mike Antonovich ordered an EIR be performed by the Los Angeles County Public Works before undertaking the large sediment removal project in the works. That’s where the whole of Hahamonga gets leveled. Then amazingly, after it’s been completely decimated, the whole place gets landscaped with plastic grass and sports fields.
OKAY! Not the whole place. It’s a watershed, after all. There’s only so much one can do to destroy the City of Pasadena water retention. Personally speaking of water retention, lately, I feel like I am a walking water reservoir ( buried in Johnson “Field”) even though I have cut out the salt!