San Gabriel Valley Tribune 2-12-16 article excerpts:
"As part of the comments on the draft Environmental Impact Report, the AQMD letter said the [710 tunnel extension] project would raise the cancer risk in the area and the air quality analysis of carbon monoxide and airborne particulates was incomplete. Alhambra Councilwoman Barbara Messina, the lead advocate for the tunnel project, said the AQMD overstepped its authority."
"Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has asked mayors to support Cacciotti [for the AQMD board]. In an email to Alhambra Mayor Luis Ayala, Gail Koretz, the mayor’s local government liaison, said Cacciotti was a 'strong advocate for the environment' and added: 'With recent changes in the board’s composition, Mike’s credentials as an environmentalist are important to our shared goals.'
The meeting of the City Selection Committee of the Eastern Region of Los Angeles County is open to the public. It is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Duarte Community Center, 1600 Huntington Drive. All San Gabriel Valley cities are able to vote, plus San Fernando and Santa Clarita.
A candidate needs a majority of votes and a majority of population from the 34 cities."