Pasadena's zoning officer approved the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Pasadena Water & Power's Arroyo Seco Canyon Project last month. The final EIR and the hearing officer disregarded important legal and policy issues raised by the public. Arroyo Seco Foundation, Pasaden Audubon Society and concerned citizens have appealed the perfunctory decision, so there will be another hearing before the Zoning Appeals Board. Then the issues will go to the Pasadena City Council for their consideration.
The Council needs to take responsibility for being good stewards of our water and our local natural resources.
More than 600 people have signed the petition to protect Hahamongna and the Raymond Basin. It's one of the most important ways to communicate to Pasadena officials that local residents care about the future.
Please take a minute and let your friends and associates know about how important this crisis is. Ask them to join you in signing the petition.
ASCP should not contribute to a reduction in the groundwater levels in the Monk Hill area or the Raymond Basin. A comprehensive groundwater stabilization and replenishment program must be adopted.
There are fish today in the Arroyo. Pasadena needs to provide an environmental flow or bypass to protect fish and aquatic species now rather than at some distant uncertain time.
A living stream approach that would maximize environmental benefits and groundwater replenishment should be implemented rather than inefficient spreading basins.