LaderaRanch-RMV-SJC-Not My Toll Rd.
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.
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Ladera Ranch-RMV-SJC Not My Toll Road