TAYLOR YARD MAINTENANCE FACILITY
Northeast LA Residents for Clean Air
August 9, 2012
CONTACT: Alisa Smith, 213-910-3491 email@example.com
NORTHEAST LA RESIDENTS TO SPEAK AT METROLINK BOARD MEETING REGARDING POLLUTION AT THEIR TAYLOR YARD MAINTENANCE FACILITY
LOS ANGELES – Several members of Northeast LA Residents for Clean Air will present six requests during public comment at the beginning of the Metrolink Board meeting calling for Metrolink to reduce pollution and noise generated by their Taylor Yard Maintenance Facility at 1555 San Fernando Road in Cypress Park. Community leaders insist that Metrolink fund a Health Risk Assessment as a baseline measure to identify existing conditions and promote the development of viable risk reduction strategies to reduce negative health impacts the facility has on the families in Northeast Los Angeles
In the past year, the Northeast LA Residents for Clean Air has met with the CEO of Metrolink to urge the agency to reduce pollution and noise at their Taylor Yard Maintenance Facility. Nearly 200 residents attended two community meetings in January and July 2012 to insist that Metrolink take action to ensure the health and quality of life of children, youth and families in the Northeast communities that surround the facility.
When: Friday, August 10, 10:00 a.m. To 10:30 a.m.
Where: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transpiration Authority (Metro) Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Who: Several residents of Cypress Park, Elysian Valley and Glassell Park who are members of Northeast LA Residents for Clean Air including Cecilia Dominguez, Member, Elysian Riverside Neighborhood Council, Alexia Teran, Member, Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council, Alisa Smith, President, Glassell Park Improvement Association, Jose Sigala, President, Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council, David De La Torre, Elysian Valley Neighborhood Watch, Grove Pashley, Elysian Valley Resident and co-founder, Northeast LA Residents for Clean Air, Bill Piazza, Environmental Assessment Coordinator, LAUSD and Rey Dominguez, Elysian Valley Resident.
Why: Northeast Los Angeles Residents for Clean Air look forward to hear whether Metrolink will conduct a Health Risk Assessment to indentify existing conditions and promote the development of viable risk reduction strategies including several measures to reduce pollution and noise generated by engines at their Taylor Yard Maintenance Facility.
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