Richardson Grove community forum today

Richardson Grove community forum today

There are 13 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Feb 17, 2010, titled Richardson Grove community forum today. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

A coalition of groups, including the Environmental Protection Information Center and the Intertribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council, will host a community forum today at 6:30 p.m. at the Bayside Grange to discuss Caltrans' proposal to widen Highway 101 through Richardson Grove State Park.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Eureka Times Standard.

Not a community forum

Walnut Creek, CA

#1 Feb 17, 2010
This is an anti-Richardson Grove project forum. Let's just call a spade a spade so that people don't expect to hear a fair presentation of the facts. While there will be people on both sides of the fence in attendance, it is not going to be a balanced community forum.
That bit of info should have sniffed out of the release.
A Non A Me

San Francisco, CA

#2 Feb 17, 2010
We have read Dr. Ken Miller's rants in this paper before, and the message is that fixing this little piece of highway will destroy Humboldt County. All businesses that rely on trucking are hurt by the inability to ship with interstate trucks, which increases the cost of doing business here in Humboldt. Dr. Miller made his big bucks by "selling" 215 cards and trucking was not part of his industry.
Think Anew

Santa Rosa, CA

#3 Feb 17, 2010
God forbid that anyone should have the opportunity to learn more about another project Cal Trans will shove down the public's throat.

A few local manufacturers claimed they would benefit from this $10 million project, money far better spent in Eureka where pedestrian, cyclist and motorist fatalities and injuries are among the top in California, per capita.(CA. Hwy. Patrol).

The left hand never talks to the right hand in state bureaucracies or politics.
powerless

Mckinleyville, CA

#4 Feb 17, 2010
it's a shame i feel i can't do anything about caltrans' plans. richardson grove is an amazing place, i suppose i'll charish it while it's still intact :(
reader

United States

#5 Feb 17, 2010
"Caltrans is expected to release the final Environmental Impact Report on March 1, and is not expected to accept public comment once the final proposal has been released."

Guess what fools?

Caltrans didn't even take under consideration the public comments submitted for the Draft Enivonmental Impact Report/Initial Study.

What a joke. Turning a sacred grove of redwoods into a higher speed highway.

If you folks think Caltrans is really "conext sensitive" which is their manufactured buzz word for supposedly taking under account the communities they affect with their roadway "improvements", then you are seriously delusional.

Since: Dec 07

Eureka, Ca

#7 Feb 18, 2010
The whole "forum" was simply to rally the troops, tell lies, and boo any pro project people.
Jeff Muskrat

Hayward, CA

#8 Feb 24, 2010
From what I heard Cap, you were the only disruptive person at the forum.

http://humboldtherald.wordpress.com/2010/02/1...

"# Atendee Says:
February 18, 2010 at 8:57 am

I was there. I heard no boos. Crowd was mostly respectful. One guy in a blue shirt tried to interrupt a speaker. He jumped up and shouted out something. Must have thought he was at a tea party. Someone told him to wait for the question and answer time at the end. The guy in blue was the only rude person I saw..."

"# Anonymous Says:
February 18, 2010 at 9:50 am

The guy in blue was Capdiamont."
Anon 69

Whitehouse, TX

#9 Feb 24, 2010
Along with making this project a go they are very far behind in doing what should have been done many years ago - By pass Eureka.

Since: Dec 07

Eureka, Ca

#10 Feb 24, 2010
Jeff, like usual, picking and choosing stuff to support his cause/paycheck.

There was interruptions before I spoke, and interruptions after I spoke. But they were ok.
Jeff Muskrat

Fortuna, CA

#11 Feb 26, 2010
capdiamont wrote:
Jeff, like usual, picking and choosing stuff to support his cause/paycheck.
There was interruptions before I spoke, and interruptions after I spoke. But they were ok.
I receive no money from my efforts. Yet you continue to say that I do. You must know more about me than I do. Or you are simply a compulsive liar.
And a racist:
http://capdiamont.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/sa...

Since: Dec 07

Eureka, Ca

#12 Feb 26, 2010
Your an idiot. I was pointing out the racism of your beloved "forum".

Still not addressing hot interruptions before and after I spoke? I see, when the going gets though....

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#13 Feb 27, 2010
reader wrote:
By the way Caltrans construction management, you've got a construction employee who regularly picks his child up at the daycare center located at 3844 Walnut Drive at around 5 pm.
Don't forget under the California Government Code the misuse of a State vehicle by a State employee is the responsibility of the employee's supervisor.
You sound like some kind of stalker.....perhaps the authorities should be look'n at you.....If I was Cal-trans management people your comment about someones kid and such would be alarming.
Jeff Muskrat

Fortuna, CA

#14 Mar 3, 2010
My opinion is that the simplest solution for the so called "problem" in Richardson Grove State Park. Make people slow down. The CHP could make more money. Why spend $10+Million dollars of your taxes on a two mile section of road?

Speeding up traffic on the 101 through Richardson State park will not make anything safer. This project is unnecessary, wasteful, and damaging to the Ancient Trees. You will find more facts about the RIP(Richardson Grove Improvement Project) at the Caltrans website http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist1/d1projects/richar... where you can download the DEIR and decipher it yourself.

Below is information from groups that are opposed to the RIP due to various issues, such as environmental impacts to wildlife and damage to Ancient Coastal Redwoods that are thousands of years old located within protected State Park:

http://saverichardsongrove.org/
http://www.wildcalifornia.org/action-issues/s...
http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/p...
http://www.treesfoundation.org/publications/a...
http://www.treesfoundation.org/affiliates/spe...
http://www.voicesofhumboldtcounty.com/...

The local Times-Standard http://www.times-standard.com/ and the local Redwood Times http://www.redwoodtimes.com/home contain a multitude of op/eds against this unnecessary project that will cost taxpayers up to $10+ Million dollars and harm local small business and community infrastructure.

This issue is not simply a political or environmental issue. It is also about the ethics of a project to RIP a hole in the Redwood Curtain. It's about the effects of Big Boxes in a locally thriving small and sustainable business community.

It's about cutting, filling and paving the roots of Thirty Ancient Trees that line the highway, in a State Park as well as the removal of 87 other trees two feet diameter or less without wildlife studies. Without required public participation or final comment on the EIR required by CEQUA. Constructing a 300' retaining wall where trees used to be.

All in a State Park.

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