Questions Received from Superintendent’s Update #1
Devil’s Gate Sediment Removal Project - Superintendent’s Update #2
March 22, 2019
Dear La Canada Unified School District Community,
Our dedicated committee continues to monitor and address concerns regarding the Devil’s Gate Reservoir Restoration Project. We wanted to provide an update on key areas of focus and activity. Note: Background information on this project can be found here on our website: https://www.lcusd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=328725&type=d&pREC_ID=1655265
Air Quality – We are in the process of reviewing recommendations for air filtration and for air quality monitoring of emissions impacts (from the anticipated Project truck trips), fugitive dust, and other particulate matter associated with the Project. Ninyo & Moore, the environmental science experts who have been hired by the District to assist with our work, will submit plans/options for review by the week of March 25th. With input from the committee, the Governing Board will determine plan options which best meet our needs. Our goal is to review and discuss our monitoring plan at the April 16, 2019 general meeting of the LCUSD Governing Board. As always, we welcome the community’s attendance and input at these meetings.
Organizing Public Agency Collaboration and Support – We acknowledge that the LA County Department of Public Works has deemed this project essential. Our goal is to take responsible action to ensure the health and well-being of our students and staff. We do not seek to impede the project, but rather to obtain financial assistance for ongoing costs of monitoring and air filtration on our campus. The District continues to work diligently to secure support from public agencies and officials on the Project.
Traffic and Safety – With over 400 anticipated truck trips per day, we know there will be an impact on traffic. A community member asked if we will consider adding crossing guards to mitigate the traffic implications and help ensure pedestrian safety. We will be looking into many pedestrian safety options and will report on this in a future update.
Your Questions – Can be submitted to [email protected]
A Q and A is posted to the District website. Go to the Superintendent’s Update, then click on Devil’s Gate Dam Sediment Removal Project.
Progress and Updates – Per Governing Board request, we will continue to provide a project update at every general meeting of the Board of Education. We invite you to join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the District Offices at 4490 Cornishon Ave., La Canada Flintridge.