California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: May 30, 2014
District: Los Angeles - Ventura
Contact: Public Information Office
Phone: (213) 897-3656

CALTRANS CALLS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED REGULATIONS GOVERNING STATE ROUTE 710 PROPERTY SALES

Los Angeles –As a crucial step toward moving the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) out of the residential landlord business and refocusing its efforts on delivering a world-class transportation system, Caltrans is requesting the public’s input as it adopts regulations to sell surplus properties along the State Route 710 corridor.

“We are committed to getting out of the residential landlord business so we can focus on our mission to provide a safe, sustainable and efficient transportation system in California,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “These proposed regulations outline how surplus properties along the SR-710 corridor in Pasadena, South Pasadena and El Sereno will be sold pursuant to state law.”

Today’s announcement marks the beginning of a 45-day public comment period, which ends on July 14, 2014. Anyone who wants to comment on the proposed regulations during this period may submit written comments by email to Affordable_Sales_Program@dot.ca.gov, by fax at 916-654-6378 or by mail to:
Brent L. Green
Chief, Division of Right of Way and Land Surveys
ATTN:  Affordable Sales Program
California Department of Transportation
1120 N Street, MS 37
Sacramento, CA  95814

Caltrans will also host public hearings on July 15 at California State University, Los Angeles and July 17 at the Pasadena Convention Center; the public may also comment on the proposed regulations at both locations. After the end of the public comment period, Caltrans will submit final regulations to the Office of Administrative Law for approval later this fall.

Caltrans set up a hotline for English and Spanish speakers (213-897-8184) and a web site (www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/business/710sales) to help answer questions about the proposed sale process and how it will impact tenants after the regulations are approved and adopted this fall.

For more information on the proposed regulations, visit the California Regulatory Notice Register (www.oal.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/notice/22z-2014.pdf) or Caltrans’ web site (www.dot.ca.gov/regulations.htm).

Informational Flyer and Frequently Asked Questions documents are attached.

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