On Dec. 14, the County of Orange, through its Environmental Management Agency, conducted a public meeting with regard to scoping the environmental impacts of the Irvine Co.'s proposed Laguna Laurel project and Caltrans' proposal to widen Laguna Canyon Road between El Toro Road and Interstate 405.
This is a very important process. The fate of Laguna Canyon rests with public interest and input. We are invited to submit questions and comments to the agency by Jan. 5 by writing to Bob Rusby, Environmental Agency of Orange County, P.O. Box 4048, Santa Ana, Calif. 92702-4048.
The following questions represent a few considerations to think about with respect to 3,071 proposed residential units and approximately 12.5 acres of commercial shopping and business development in Laguna Canyon (accounting for an increase of 10,000 people,) along with the proposed widening of Laguna Canyon Road for Caltrans' increased capacity proposal:
* Considering that Laguna Canyon Road is one of only two arterials leading in and out of the community, how damaging will the impact of increased population and increased traffic be upon the city of Laguna Beach?