Public Participation and Community Engagement
At the heart of CEQA and NEPA is the public’s interest. And at the center of Measure M is a commitment to the taxpayer.
Consistent with these public policy values, OCTA and Caltrans are implementing a public information and community engagement program that not only complies with, but exceeds public information mandates under CEQA and NEPA.
Throughout the environmental review process, OCTA and Caltrans will sustain a multimedia public communications and community engagement program intended to generate project awareness, and promote and facilitate public participation and comment.
In addition to the project webpage, the communications and engagement program will include:
- Telephone helpline
- Noticing and canvassing
- Public information meetings
- Elected official briefings
- Community presentations
- Social media alerts and updates
- Open House
- Constituent services
The environmental review period is an excellent opportunity to ask questions or provide your input about the proposed project. The I-405 South Improvement Project has designated project outreach staff who will help guide you through the process.
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Civic and business organizations are invited to contact the project team to schedule a presentation about the proposed improvements, environmental studies, or transportation issues and activities countywide. For questions, please contact Fernando Chavarria, Manager of Community Outreach, or Andrea Hammann, Community Relations Specialist.
Public Information Meeting: Nov. 3, 2015
To kick-off the public participation process, a Public Information Meeting was held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at University Community Park in Irvine. Members of the public were invited to join us at the meeting to learn about the project, meet the project development team, and most importantly, share comments. Details of the meeting are displayed below:
Tuesday, November 3
5:00 – 8:00 PM
University Community park
Multipurpose Room #2
1 Beech Tree Lane
Irvine, CA 92612