City Manager's Weekly Update - December 7, 2017
CITY MANAGER’S MESSAGE
Metrolink Station Community Meeting
The City, in collaboration with Metro, Metrolink, and Foothill Gold Line Authority, will be hosting a community meeting regarding the Claremont Metrolink Station on Monday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hughes Center. Information presented at the meeting will include the preliminary findings on a study assessing the potential impacts and benefits of eliminating the Claremont Metrolink Station. City representatives have been working with Metro to make sure the community’s interests are represented throughout the study process. Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement supporting the Claremont Metrolink Station:
"Three months ago, I co-authored a motion at Metro to ensure that the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority had community input with respect to the future of the Claremont Metrolink Station. With community engagement guaranteed, the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority can make more informed decisions about the Gold Line project. I have spoken with and heard from many of my constituents who use the Claremont Metrolink Station. I know how important this station is for their day-to-day lives. Without similar alternatives in place for transit riders, elimination of the station at this time is unacceptable.”
For more information on the Metrolink Station Study or the Gold Line Extension, please visit www.claremontca.org/goldline.
Last week, the City Council joined federal, state, and local officials, along with LA Metro, for the Foothill Gold Line Groundbreaking Ceremony at Citrus College on Saturday, December 2. This segment of the Gold Line will have stations in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, and Montclair.
This week, red flag conditions prompted the closure of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park (CHWP). The CHWP will remain closed through Sunday December 10 and will reopen on Monday, December 11. In May 2016, the City Council approved a policy to authorize automatic closures of the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park during red flag conditions as a pre-emptive safety measure to protect life and property. Alerts are monitored through the National Weather Service.
Next week, individuals interested in serving on the Police Commission, Traffic and Transportation Commission, or Sustainability committee are encouraged to file an application with the City Clerk by Wednesday, December 13. Read more in the City News Section.