300 Downtowners attended the July 17 public meeting providing an updating
on the status of the Quiet Zone project.
Councilmember Kevin Faulconer and CCDC President Nancy Graham chaired the
meeting with representatives from the Federal Railroad Administration
(FRA), BNSF, Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), and North County Transit
District (NCTD) presenting information. A question and answer session
followed giving Downtowners an opportunity to voice their concerns.
Commitments were given by the representatives to finalize the legal
agreements currently under review by the end of August. The legal
agreements, Memorandum of Understanding and Construction Maintenance
Agreements, outline who will build and who will maintain the 13 grade
Councilmember Faulconer will
have monthly meetings with the stakeholders and intends to hold another
public meeting in the future.
The CCDC Board of Directors approved the conversion of G St to one-way
eastbound from Pacific Hwy to Front as part of the design for the Quiet
Zone. The conversion needs to be approved by the City
Council/Redevelopment Agency. The item has not yet been docketed.