Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Regulations Governing 710 Property Sales

The California Dept. of Transportation (Caltrans) will hold a public hearing to take comments on the proposed regulations governing the State Route 710 property sales today, Thursday, Aug. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles Christian Presbyterian Church, 2241 N. Eastern Avenue in Los Angeles.

The proposed regulations will outline how surplus properties along the State Route 710 corridor in Pasadena, South Pasadena and El Sereno will be sold pursuant to state law.

Caltrans extended the written comment period on July 31 in order to give the public more time to understand and comment on this complex process. Written comments must be received by Caltrans no later than 5 p.m. on Sept. 2. These may be submitted by email to Affordable_Sales_Program@dot.ca.gov; by fax to (916) 654-6378; or by mail to: Caltrans Division of Right of Way and Land Surveys, ATTN:  Affordable Sales Program. California Dept. of Transportation, 1120 N Street, MS 37, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Caltrans will submit final regulations to the Office of Administrative Law for approval later this fall.

Caltrans set up a hotline for English and Spanish speakers (213-897-8184) and a web site (www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/business/710sales) to help answer questions about the proposed sale process and how it will impact tenants after the regulations are approved and adopted this fall.

For more information on the proposed regulations, visit the California Regulatory Notice Register (www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/22z-2014.pdf) or Caltrans’ web site (www.dot.ca.gov/regulations.htm).