H/T to our friends down south at San Diego Politico for catching this! The SD Union-Tribune recently reported that Susan Davis’ amendment requiring TCA to comply with California law in extending the 241 Toll Road to Trestles may just end up succeeding. Remember when Susan Davis & Loretta Sanchez attached that amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill? Well, it’s still here!
In fact Davis’ “rider” to the Defense bill has passed all procedural hurdles, and it looks like it will be part of the final package that will come up for a full House vote next week. And since the Defense bill is expected to pass, TCA may be facing a tough future ahead if they still intend to extend the 241 through San Onofre State Beach. They would have to obtain Coastal Commission approval to do it, and the prospects of that happening aren’t that good.
So what should TCA do now? Do you think they should still try to build their toll road to Trestles? Or is it time for them to face the facts, recognize what Congress is about to do, comply with state law, and draw up another extension plan?
I want to hear what you have to say about the… err… “endangered” plan to build a toll road to Trestles. What happens once Susan Davis’ amendment becomes law? And is it time for TCA to go back to the drawing board and come up with a plan to extend the 241 that steers clear of protected open space?
Go ahead. Make my day. Fire away!