South Pasadena officials answer quest...

South Pasadena officials answer questions regarding the city's 5-Year Implementation Plan

There are 15 comments on the Pasadena Star-News story from Nov 11, 2010, titled South Pasadena officials answer questions regarding the city's 5-Year Implementation Plan. In it, Pasadena Star-News reports that:

The redevelopment of downtown dominated the conversation at a meeting of Community Redevelopment Agency to discuss the city's plan for revitalization.

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Andy K

AOL

#1 Nov 11, 2010
It is not the time to take on such a large scale development. The economy is suffering, the so called leaders, including "dude" do not have a clue as to how to allow the business community fix the problems. The business community does not act because the answer isn't financing, it is a clouded future caused by socialist programs such as Obamacare, financial overhall and other issues making it impossible for businesses to forcast the future. The prior program was always doomed to failure because of the constant switching of equity providers to the developer. The Council would not listen and eventually the underfunded developer pulled out.

Recently bicycle lanes were painted on Marengo Ave, then the road was torn up and replaced, requiring new bicycle lanes to be repainted, all within months. The lanes are far from the curb, narrowing the street . For some reason the current Council thinks everyone should ride bikes. When bicycleists ride in groups they rarely stop at stop signs, ride in packs and ignore the rules of the road. Perhaps we should fix the easy problems first.
Guillermo

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#2 Nov 12, 2010
I think that the South Pasadena City Officials should stop delaying the extension of the 710 FWY. I really don't know how can they live with the amount of traffic and pollution the traffic creates on Freemont and side streets. The other day there was a police officer handing down $345.00 tickets to people on South Pasadena streets. According to the police officer it is because the residents are complaining about speeders on neighborhood streets, whereas I sympathize with their plight about the speeders, I don't sympathize with their complaints. You cannot speak from both sides of your mouth or have all of the cake and eat too. Instead of making projects that are going to clog the South Pasadena streets, they should invest their money in something else. However, I am hoping that the finish the freeway, the question is not if it is going to be build, but when? Hopefully, in my lifetime!
Guillermo

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#3 Nov 12, 2010
Andy K wrote:
It is not the time to take on such a large scale development. The economy is suffering, the so called leaders, including "dude" do not have a clue as to how to allow the business community fix the problems. The business community does not act because the answer isn't financing, it is a clouded future caused by socialist programs such as Obamacare, financial overhall and other issues making it impossible for businesses to forcast the future. The prior program was always doomed to failure because of the constant switching of equity providers to the developer. The Council would not listen and eventually the underfunded developer pulled out.
Recently bicycle lanes were painted on Marengo Ave, then the road was torn up and replaced, requiring new bicycle lanes to be repainted, all within months. The lanes are far from the curb, narrowing the street . For some reason the current Council thinks everyone should ride bikes. When bicycleists ride in groups they rarely stop at stop signs, ride in packs and ignore the rules of the road. Perhaps we should fix the easy problems first.
You must be a Tea Partier!
CYG

Pasadena, CA

#4 Nov 12, 2010
I agree with Guillermo. The 710 FWY needs to be put through, or So. Pas needs to put the money into street repair not buildings.
Herbert Dolgeville

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Nov 12, 2010
Guillermo wrote:
I think that the South Pasadena City Officials should stop delaying the extension of the 710 FWY.
This is totally wrong.
It's the COMPLETION, not EXTENSION of the 710.
Guillermo

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#6 Nov 12, 2010
In addition, the streets in South Pasadena are in bad shape due to the excessive amount of traffic that goes through that little town.
Edward

United States

#7 Nov 12, 2010
look at this great little city, taking up a nice size project in so called down economic times. Good job S. Pas. Go for it, the bigger the better.
quieres casa guillermo

San Jose, CA

#8 Nov 12, 2010
Guillermo wrote:
In addition, the streets in South Pasadena are in bad shape due to the excessive amount of traffic that goes through that little town.
Completely off-topic. If you are complaining about traveling up Fremont, then you are most likely coming from a city south of South Pasadena. For years those cities allowed developers to do whatever they wanted and the results are a high-density mess.
Don't bring your fast food high density expectations and values to the discussion because you don't get it.

----abc

Novato, CA

#9 Nov 12, 2010
CYG wrote:
I agree with Guillermo. The 710 FWY needs to be put through, or So. Pas needs to put the money into street repair not buildings.
These corporations don`t know COMMON KNOWLEDGE or PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS .They probably don`t even live in the area. And that may be why they could care less of the mess they will create.
HighSpeedRailNow

San Jose, CA

#10 Nov 12, 2010
CYG wrote:
I agree with Guillermo. The 710 FWY needs to be put through, or So. Pas needs to put the money into street repair not buildings.
High speed rail through Alhambra Now!
Matthew

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Nov 12, 2010
A couple points...

First, this has nothing to do with the 710 so let's leave that conversation elsewhere.

Second, the South Pas downtown area already has so many empty buildings. I don't see why we would need additional retail or residential. Let's fix up what we have, see where that goes and then look for expansion if needed.

And as far as where you can have the 710 conversation it can be in hell. The 710 will be extended through South Pas over my dead body.
fred flintstone

United States

#12 Nov 12, 2010
South Pasadena Nothing But SNOBS.

Amazing their the Special People Didn't you Know
fred flintstone

United States

#13 Nov 12, 2010
Matthew wrote:
A couple points...
First, this has nothing to do with the 710 so let's leave that conversation elsewhere.
Second, the South Pas downtown area already has so many empty buildings. I don't see why we would need additional retail or residential. Let's fix up what we have, see where that goes and then look for expansion if needed.
And as far as where you can have the 710 conversation it can be in hell. The 710 will be extended through South Pas over my dead body.
is that Now 60 Years the Freeway Should Have Been Built. We Have had to Put Up with the SNOBS of South Papadena
Anthony

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Nov 12, 2010
Matthew wrote:
A couple points...
First, this has nothing to do with the 710 so let's leave that conversation elsewhere.
Second, the South Pas downtown area already has so many empty buildings. I don't see why we would need additional retail or residential. Let's fix up what we have, see where that goes and then look for expansion if needed.
And as far as where you can have the 710 conversation it can be in hell. The 710 will be extended through South Pas over my dead body.
Look Matthew, the world does not revolve around you or the rest or your So. Pasadena nuts. You jerks have held up the San Gabriel valley for way too long. Stepping on your dead body is OK with me is the 710 is finished. Your morons held it up and your city taxes should pay to finish it. Hell is coming!!
go back to church

Hilmar, CA

#15 Nov 12, 2010
Anthony wrote:
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Look Matthew, the world does not revolve around you or the rest or your So. Pasadena nuts. You jerks have held up the San Gabriel valley for way too long. Stepping on your dead body is OK with me is the 710 is finished. Your morons held it up and your city taxes should pay to finish it. Hell is coming!!
sit down and 5hut up you clown.
hell is a matter of perspective anyways.

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