|August 13, 2003|
MISSION COLLEGE HOSTS SCOPING
Los Angeles Mission
College will host a public meeting on its proposed Facilities Master Plan
and El Cariso Park Improvement Program on Thursday, August 21. The "scoping"
meeting will be held in the college's Campus Center and begins at 7 p.m.
will have an opportunity to hear a presentation about the proposal, view
conceptual plans, and then submit questions or comments about the proposal.
Experts in design, traffic, land use and planning, air and water quality,
noise, recreation, public services and other areas will be on hand to
receive the public comments.
from the meeting will be included in the Draft Environmental Impact Report
required by law as part of the approval process for improvement projects.
A key component of
the Mission College master plan is the Public Recreation Improvement Program
for El Cariso Park, which has been developed jointly by the college and
the County of Los Angeles.
Taken together, Mission
College's Facilities Master Plan and the Recreation Improvement Program
will greatly expand and improve recreational facilities at El Cariso Park,
while allowing the college to expand and complete the campus first opened
The proposed project
is a phased development program that will include the construction and
improvement of college facilities on the existing LAMC campus; and expansion
of the county recreation area at El Cariso Park (including the relocation
and improvement of softball fields and multi-purpose fields).
As envisioned by planners,
the project will result in a net increase in the county
The proposed Facilities
Master Plan would be funded by the voter-approved Proposition A (2001)
and Proposition AA (2003). By overwhelming majorities in both elections,
voters indicated their support for the measures, designed to revitalize
and improve the nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District.
Questions should be
directed to Ana Rojas, Mission College Proposition A / AA project director,
Mission College is located at 13356 Eldridge Avenue in Sylmar.
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