Contact:
Communications Deputy Rosa M. Santana, 213-379-1334 or rsantana@bos.lacounty.gov

What: On Oct. 7, Gov. Brown signed SB 461, which authorized the relinquishment of a segment of Rosemead Boulevard, or Hwy-19, to Los Angeles County, relieving the state of California from operating and maintaining a 2.6-mile stretch of Rosemead Boulevard adjacent to Whittier Narrows, South El Monte and Pico Rivera.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 9:30 a.m.

Where: South El Monte, CA 91733 – Whittier Narrows Park, Athletic Field Entrance “B.” The location on Google maps: http://bit.ly/1hQPuYq

Background: Supervisor Solis aims to transform Rosemead Boulevard so that it becomes a safer boulevard for all pedestrians and drivers alike. Whittier Narrows is divided into four areas, bounded by the 60 Freeway and Rosemead Boulevard. By embracing a Complete Streets design, Supervisor Solis hopes to augment safety measures along the busy thoroughfare. Supervisor Solis is spearheading the Whittier Narrows Vision Plan, which complements the surrounding Whittier Narrows Recreational Area – the largest park in the region – by enhancing recreational opportunities and access to the park.

Who:
·First District Supervisor Hilda L. Solis

·State Senator Ed Hernandez

·Assemblymember Ed Chau

·Los Angeles County Public Works Director Gail Farber

·SGVCOG Transportation Committee Chair and MTA Board Member John Fasana

·San Gabriel Valley Bicycle Coalition

·City Councilmembers from Temple City, South El Monte, El Monte, Rosemead and Pico Rivera.

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