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August 7, 2017- City of Monterey Park - The City of Monterey Park has instructed their City Attorney to explore potentially joining the lawsuit filed by the City of Rosemead to prevent Metro from diverting any funds away from the 710 Tunnel. On August 2, 2017, during a special meeting of the Monterey Park City Council, the instructions were given to the City Attorney to review the writ of mandate filed by the City of Rosemead with the Los Angeles Superior Court seeking to declare null and void the May 20, 2017 decision by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to divert funds away from the completion of the 710. The instructions included conferring with Rosemead legal counsel and reporting back to the City Council by August 16, 2017.
Mayor Teresa Real Sebastian insists that, “the City of Monterey Park will review any and all options under its disposal to ensure that our residents are protected from excessive air particles and a reduced quality of life. The direction given represents our commitment to make informed decisions that address the needs of our citizens”.
Upon the presentation of the findings, the City Council will decide what best actions to take that would best protect the community.
For Media Inquiries Contact:
Mr. Ronald Bow, City Manager
City of Monterey Park
320 West Newark Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754