Mark Your Calendar: Rosemead City Council Meeting, Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Please set aside time on Tuesday, December 13, 2005, around 7:00 pm.

The Rosemead City Council will meet in the Rosemead High School auditorium [near the corner of Rosemead Blvd and Mission Road] to consider certification of the revised environmental impact report. Barring a last-minute change of heart, it's likely that certification will occur. But it's important for us to show Wal-Mart that our commitment to fight is still strong.

It'll also be our last chance to get additional information entered into the administrative record so that, if the city council does approve the EIR, there will be a strong record of opposition that can form the foundation for future legal challenges.

Turn out and be heard!

Check the Responses, and Eat Free Food

The final revised EIR [with responses to our comments] is now posted at the Applied Planning web site, . Go to the web site, click on public documents, and read Applied Planning's responses to our comments on the revised EIR. However, be advised that the revised final eir is over 330 pages. If you don't have a high-speed Internet connection, this'll take you almost forever to download. Even with a high speed connection, it'll take quite some time to download. It's a .pdf document, so you'll need Adobe Acrobat to read the report. I think there's a link at the Applied Planning site to download Adobe, but, of course, that will also take time.

I'll try to copy the document on to some CD-R's, in case anyone with a computer but no high-speed connection wants to take a look at it. If successful, I'll bring some to the SOC meeting tonight [12/7/05].

We'll be able to rebut their responses to our comments at the December 13th city council meeting, 7pm, in the Rosemead High School auditorium.

I got another post card in the mail yesterday. The Wal-Mart Sock Puppets, also known as Rosemead PRIDE, are having a "strategy meeting" at the public meeting room in Rosemead park [I'm assuming they mean the one at Mission and Encinitas, near Rosemead High School]. They'll meet at 5pm, and they are advertising a "buffet." So, hey, if you're free at 5pm on Tuesday, December 13, 2005, why not go and eat some of their food? It's likely that some of your tax dollars passed from the Rosemead city council to the Rosemead Chamber of Commerce to the Wal-Mart Sock Puppets to pay for this spread, so you might as well get your money's worth.

[This post last edited 1:15pm, 12/8/2005]