CalTrans Properties | SB 381 Community Forum hosted by City of South Pasadena on Monday | South Pasadenan
The City of South Pasadena, in partnership with Senator Anthony J. Portantino, will host a community discussion on Senate Bill 381 on Monday, March 29, 2021, starting at 6 p.m. The community forum is an opportunity for the public to ask questions. and provide comments on the bill as it moves through the legislative process.
SB 381, introduced by Senator Anthony Portantino, would allow more local control over the disposition of state-owned properties along the SR 710 corridor and would put the city in a much better position to protect and defend the interests of the community of South Pasadena.
In October 2019, Governor Newsom signed a law putting a definitive end to six decades of attempts to build an extension of the SR 710 freeway. At its meeting on January 2, 2021, the California Transportation Commission readily acknowledged that the management and maintenance of residential properties was not a core competency of the Department of Transportation and considered transferring property management and disposal of surplus properties from the SR 710 highway to another state agency.
With the threat of the highway extension avoided and the possibility of further delays and mismanagement of the disposal of surplus properties from the SR 710 highway, the next challenge for the City will be to explore and implement a strategy. which offers the City and its residents a more favorable disposition result. . SB 381 seeks to rapidly provide existing and qualified Caltrans tenants the opportunity to purchase while allowing the City and its housing partners to acquire and renovate vacant properties. The City hopes this effort will restore neighborhoods suffering from the many negative consequences of decades of neglect of many of the residential properties in the corridor. The bill proposes changes to the existing surplus disposition process and provides a pathway for South Pasadena to determine a favorable disposition of Caltrans surplus properties.
“City Council looks forward to the opportunity offered by this forum to provide additional information regarding SB 381 and to listen to community concerns and suggestions for improvement,” said Mayor Mahmud. “There will be multiple opportunities for community input as the bill makes its way through the legislature and beyond. ”
The virtual meeting will take place on ZOOM and will be streamed live on the City Council meeting webpage. Questions and comments can be submitted prior to the meeting to [email protected] There will also be the opportunity to ask questions and make comments during the live workshop. Registration is required to participate in the live forum.
Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_51yHRVk4ThqvR1hN3HrQiw
The City has created a web page on its website to provide ongoing information and updates regarding SB 381. The new web page allows anyone to sign up and receive updates as they become available. . For more information on SB 381 and to sign up for updates, please visit: https://www.southpasadenaca.gov/visitors/state-route-710/senate-bill-381-portantino