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Pick Your Poison: 3 Big Meetings on Tap Wednesday Night

Concerns cover the flow of equestrian traffic, a power company upgrade and school issues.

You’ve got three venues in which to air your opinions Wednesday night, depending on what issues move you, whether they focus on equestrian mobility, the future of a San Juan Capistrano substation or local schools issues.

Perhaps the various governmental agencies don’t check with each other when they schedule their public meetings.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Equestrians and transportation officials will gather for a mixer at the San Juan Hills Golf Club to discuss how upcoming freeway improvements may impact traffic on horseback.

Among the upcoming projects are the rebuilding of the Ortega Interchange with the I-5 Freeway, which will take two years, and the extension of carpool lanes from San Juan Creek to Avenida Pico, along with the overhaul of the Avenida Pico interchange.

6:30 p.m.

The California Public Utilities Commission will hold a public hearing about San Diego Gas & Electric’s plans to upgrade the power lines in South Orange County and rebuild a substation in San Juan Capistrano.

The city has indicated the project could have severe impacts, including the proposed razing of 1920s-era building and possible problems stemming from increased electro-magnetic fields.

A second hearing will be held at the same time Thursday, Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club, 200 Avenida La Pata, in San Clemente just in case you decide you want to make more than one meeting.

"The CPUC invites interested parties to the following public scoping meetings for the project ... in order to learn more about the project, ask questions, and submit comments," according to a San Juan Capistrano city emailed notice.

7 p.m.

The Board of Trustees of the Capistrano Unified School District meets the same night with a busy agenda that includes a discussion about recent – and ultimately unfounded – cheating allegations at a charter school and a new lunch area at Capistrano Valley High School.

Eric Bergstrom January 23, 2013 at 01:23 AM
Don't forget the Fiesta Association which meets every Wednesday evening until Swallow's Day at the Nydeggar Building. Doors open at 6:30 and the meeting starts around 7:00 pm. Come and join the group and be a part of the city's biggest yearly event, while making new friends at the same time. I've lost track of how many people met, fell in love and got married. Sort of a precurser to Match.com.
Penny Arévalo January 23, 2013 at 01:32 AM
Oh for goodness' sake, cloning technology can't come quickly enough!

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