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Saturday, June 20, 2009
9:00 am 2:30 pm
The Fox Theater
Redwood City, California
Be a part of the growing demand for a meaningful, environmentally
sustainable quality of life.
For decades we've struggled with a shortage of housing coupled with prices
that remain unreachable for many; and a declining economic base for local
governments and public agencies in the face of increased demands for
services in our region. Imaginethe possibilities,gain valuableinsight,and
learn more about transforming El Camino Real into a grand boulevard and a
Imagine new realities with our inspiring speakers.
Michael Freedman, an internationally renowned urban planner, will
provocatively state the case for this transformation. Will Kempton, head
of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the owner of El
Camino, will keynote the luncheon session and speak to Caltrans'
leadership in developing context-sensitive solutions for our state
highways. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and Steve Heminger of the MTC will
provide the federal and regional context.
Join us on June 20 for a public forum on new choices for
El Camino Real.
Let's explore how El Camino Real can be remade into a world-class
boulevard that achieves its full potential as a place for residents to
work, live, shop and play that builds links between land-use and transit
and is environmentally and economically sustainable.
Please join the movement to transform El Camino and our community!
Grand Boulevard Co-Chairs,
General Manager/CEO, San Mateo County Transit District
CEO and President, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network
RSVP to this event; seating is limited.
For more information, go to www.grandboulevard.net
This event would not be possible without the generous sponsorship of
Caltrans and Redwood City.
Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (invited),
California 14th District
Congresswoman Eshoo has served as a Member of the US House of
Representatives since 1993, representing District 14 which includes
portions of San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties. For more than
a decade in Congress she has defended consumers, promoted American
competitiveness and innovation, fought for access to health care for
families and children, and protected the environment.
Will Kempton, Director, Caltrans
Appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger in November 2004, Mr. Kempton is
responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of California's state
transportation system, including more than 50,000 lane miles of state
Steve Heminger, Executive Director, MTC
Steve Heminger is Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation
Commission and has also been appointed to serve on the National Surface
Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission.
Chris Augenstein, Deputy Director of Planning, VTA
Chris Augenstein, AICP, has worked 12 years with Valley Transportation
Authority in Santa Clara County, California and is currently serving as
the Deputy Director, Planning.
Michael Freedman, Principal, Freedman Tung & Sasaki
As the Founding Partner of Freedman Tung & Sasaki, Mr. Freedman has become
widely known for providing communities with creative and effective
solutions to revitalize their downtown districts and regional retail
centers, to retrofit failing or stagnated commercial corridors and
workplace districts, and to create special streets, boulevards, and public
places that stimulate new investment and vitality. He specializes in the
coordination of strategies, plans and designs to achieve successful
beneficial change to existing cities.
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