LaderaRanch-RMV-SJC-Not My Toll Rd.

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Raised by 58 people in 15 months
The Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) has proposed several new Toll Road routes in South Orange County, CA including #9 and #18, also known as The Beltway Option. These routes would affect the unincorporated communities of Ladera Ranch and Rancho Mission Viejo as well as greatly impact the neighboring communities of San Juan Capistrano and Mission Viejo. They would be devastating to the quality of life unless we work to STOP them NOW. It doesn’t take a traffic engineer to figure out that the biggest traffic problem in South Orange County is along the I-5, with its northbound and southbound traffic on weekday and weekend commutes. Proposed Toll Road route options #9 and #18 would NOT HELP to solve any of the traffic problems along the I-5 corridor in South Orange County. Additionally, these proposed options are problematic for the following reasons:

1) These routes are grossly expensive, close to $1 BILLION; tunneling adds an additional $500 MILLION* and we as taxpayers would be footing this bill for a road WE DO NOT WANT.

2) Diminished property values.

3) Destruction of pristine habitat for native plants, endangered species, and other wildlife on The Reserve of Rancho Mission Viejo. This partnership is the result of more than twenty years of study and collaboration between Rancho Mission Viejo, the County of Orange, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game and the environmental community.

4) The US Department of Fish and Wildlife has deemed the area a permanent reserve and has stated the land is to be kept in its natural state

5) The California Geological Survey has deemed this area a very high potential for landslides. The preserve is geologically unstable and costly landslides have occurred in the preserve as recently as 20 years ago, which is mere seconds by geologic standards.

6) Significant threat to all area watersheds during construction and after including: Lower Trabuco Creek, San Juan Creek and Horno Basin (also a wetlands habitat).

7) Noise and pollution that would affect tens of thousands of families. Cars and trucks release at least forty different toxic air contaminants, including, but not limited to, diesel particulate, benzene, formaldehyde, 1,3-butadiene and acetaldehyde. If we don’t permit factories emitting these pollutants in our neighborhoods, neither should we permit the construction of major roadways that result in the same pollutants.

8) Destruction of open space and trails.

9) Unknown health effects on children and adults alike.

10) Will be close to two local schools where we send our children daily, including Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo and Esencia K-8 in Rancho Mission Viejo. Construction of any toll road near a school is unlawful under Section 17213 of the California Education Code, which prohibits freeways from being constructed within 500 feet of one. Living near a freeway was recognized by the California legislature to have detrimental effects on learning because of decreased lung capacity and exacerbated asthma, as well as higher risks of cancer.

11) Would be adjacent to Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo and Esencia K-8 in Rancho Mission Viejo which is in violation of the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) agreement to protect students from pollution of this magnitude.

12) All but requires the exercise of imminent domain for acquiring the land in the developed neighborhoods surrounding Avery Parkway.

* Source: Get Moving OC Forum #2- October 5th, 2016.

Help us STOP TCA proposed Toll Road Routes #9 and #18, The Beltway Option!!!

Your donation, big or small, will help us in getting the word out about these proposed routes and the negative effects it will have on our communities.  It will also help us in putting forth a very strong effort to stop this route from becoming a reality. Thank you so much!

Ladera Ranch-RMV-SJC Not My Toll Road

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Raised by 58 people in 15 months
Created April 27, 2017
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17 days ago
Sherry Gunther
17 days ago

Thanks for all your hard work on the behalf of all of us opposed to 9&18!!! Sherry & Don Gunther Country Hills neighborhood San Juan Capistrano

Susan & Patrick Coy
1 month ago

We appreciate all your efforts... Thank you!

Renee Amaradio
1 month ago

Thanks for all of your efforts!

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