Clearwater Program set to become a reality

Sanitation District No. 2 Board of Directors will consider certification of the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Clearwater Program and adoption of the Master Facilities Plan (MFP) on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County Board Room, 1955 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, California.

This program’s purpose is to build a new outflow pipe to move treated wastewater from the Sanitation Districts’ plant in Carson to the ocean. The Sanitation Districts’ preferred site to construct this tunnel is Royal Palms Beach, just west of the White Point Landslide. Other alternative construction sites are Terminal Island and Angels Gate Park

Since the landslide occurred on November 20, 2011, there has been an updated traffic study and the proposed route for construction traffic would be 110 freeway to Gaffey Street to 9th Street to Western Avenue to Paseo del Mar. Construction would begin in 2016. The peak of construction is expected to occur in 2020.

You can view the EIR Appendices, published November 2012, on the Clearwater EIR page.

The Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council endorsed Alternative 4, the Royal Palms site, on March 19, 2012. The Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council opposed Alternative 4 due to the proximity to the White Point Landslide and to the earthquake fault, which in 1933 caused the closure of the White Point/Royal Palms thermal pools.

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The NWSPNC has opposed alternative 4 and recommend alternative 1

Reminder: Meeting tonight regarding Clearwater sewage pipe construction.

The outlined area of Royal Palms is a potential sewage outflow construction site for a two year span.

Tonight will be a public hearing to receive comments on both the draft EIR and draft EIS of the Clearwater Program. This program’s purpose is to build a new outflow pipe to move treated wastewater from the Sanitation Districts’ plant in Carson to the ocean.

The recommended site to construct this tunnel is Royal Palms Beach. Other alternatives are Angels Gate Park (at Paseo del Mar and Gaffey Streets) and Terminal Island.

Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 6:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
601 South Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, California

For more information on the Clearwater Program, please read our earlier articles here.

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CSPNC to discuss landslide at 12/19 meeting

The Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council (CSPNC) will be holding their monthly board meeting this coming Monday. There are two items on the agenda that affect the San Pedro coast area.

One motion thanks Los Angeles City and County personnel for their efforts regarding the landslide and the other requests specific testing to be done at the landslide area and no permanent structures be installed until this testing is complete (see actual motions below).

To voice your opinion, please attend the CSPNC meeting on Monday, December 19th at 6:30 pm at the Cabrillo Marina Community Building at Cabrillo Plaza, Berth 28. If you are unable to attend, you may write to the CSPNC board members.

8. Motion expressing gratitude to Los Angeles City and County personnel and stakeholders for efforts regarding the Paseo Del Mar landslide.
Marcie Miller, second by Lydia Guttierez

Whereas the Paseo Del Mar landslide is located within the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council District, and
Whereas the loss of our beloved Paseo del Mar has brought profound sadness and anxiety to our coastal community,
The Governing Board of the San Pedro Neighborhood Council, on behalf of our stakeholders, extends our gratitude to Los Angeles City and County representatives and work crews for their efforts to ensure public safety under the most unpredictable and dangerous circumstances, and
Further, the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council expresses admiration and gratitude for the individual expression and collective actions of our stakeholders, which together serve as historical record of this significant geological event.

9. Motion concerning City investigations and erection of permanent structures in the Paseo Del Mar landslide area.
Port and Environment Committee
Whereas the City is responsible for the storm water drainage on its property, and
Whereas the White Point Nature Preserve is under City ownership and must depend on the City for storm water drainage, water connections, and sewer infrastructure, and
Whereas geotechnical studies are now being conducted by the City in the Paseo del Mar landslide area, and
Whereas hydrology studies are not being conducted, and
Whereas the current studies do not include subsurface imaging technology or best-method tracking to determine water source origins, and
Whereas the White Point Nature Preserve was used by the military for many decades and includes underground infrastructure like the Nike site, tunneling, water pipes, sewerage pipes, and storage tanks, and
Whereas the residents who live on the perimeter of the slide area are asking that the City do a thorough investigation of the Paseo landslide, with immediate attention to the east side adjacent to the existing residential area, as the best guide for the City in protecting the interests of those homeowners,
Now therefore, the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council urgently requests that the City include in its examination: the hydrology, the underground infrastructure, water sourcing, underground imaging and the geology encompassing the entire White Point Nature Preserve in the City’s assessment of the Paseo del Mar slide area in order to assure that the final report is thorough and comprehensive, and
The CSPNC further requests that no new permanent structure be approved in the designated slide area — excluding residential property improvements — until this comprehensive assessment is completed and shared with the Neighborhood Council and residents of the affected area.

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White Point Beach advisory

The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors issued a “beach advisory” for White Point Beach in San Pedro, to be in effect through Tuesday, December 13. Beachgoers were advised to use extra caution and stay clear of the beach due to the potential for additional slide activity in the Paseo del Mar landslide area. Read the full article on the Daily Breeze.

The paths near Fromhold Field have been closed and posted with No Trespassing signs.

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