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May 27, 1993 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN
A newly formed group opposed to toll roads for economic and environmental reasons has scheduled a public rally at 1 p.m. June 6 at UC Irvine. About 100 people have joined the organization, Citizens Against the Tollroads, in the past few weeks, according to co-founder Judy Davis of Irvine. The group is attempting to convince the public, with a mail and telephone campaign, that the toll roads planned for southern and eastern areas of the county aren't "done deals."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1993 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN
A newly formed group opposed to toll roads for economic and environmental reasons has scheduled a public rally at 1 p.m. June 6 at UC Irvine. About 100 people have joined the organization, Citizens Against the Tollroads, in the past few weeks, according to co-founder Judy Davis of Irvine. The group is attempting to convince the public, with a mail and telephone campaign, that the toll roads planned for southern and eastern areas of the county aren't "done deals."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1993 | DEBRA CANO
Protesters are expected to turn out Sunday for a rally against toll roads planned for the San Joaquin Hills, Eastern and Foothill transportation corridors. The demonstration, co-sponsored by Citizens Against The Tollroads, will begin at 1 p.m. at the southwest corner of Campus and University drives on the UC Irvine campus. "We expect our campaign to succeed because it appeals to Orange County citizens for a number of reasons," said Judy Davis, spokeswoman for the group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1993 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
After years of bitter haggling with Laguna Beach, county toll road officials agreed Thursday to consider downsizing the tollway bridges that would span Laguna Canyon. By a 7-3 vote, the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency board halted design work on four planned bridges, each at a different height, across Laguna Canyon Road and the environmentally sensitive Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1993 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Environmentalists on Thursday agreed to drop their lawsuit against one of Orange County's three public toll roads in exchange for a role in future environmental studies of the project. The settlement between the Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and San Clementians Against Tollroads on one side and the Transportation Corridor Agencies on the other requires tollway officials to "conduct a number of studies and workshops . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1993 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
On the eve of grand opening ceremonies for the Foothill tollway, anti-toll road activists have launched a television blitz aimed at building public pressure against such highways.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1993 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 1,200 residents gathered Sunday to launch a last-ditch effort against plans to build two toll roads, warning that the proposed highways would harm both the environment and the quality of life in Orange County. The crowd gathered in a grassy field on the UC Irvine campus to listen to speeches from local government leaders and environmentalists who decried the toll roads as a ploy to open new terrain for development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1993 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Over the cries of 30 sign-waving protesters, ground was broken Wednesday on the second and perhaps most important link of the Foothill Transportation Corridor in South County. "This is a major milestone," said Susan Withrow, a Mission Viejo City Council member who also serves on the Foothill Corridor Agency's board of directors. "People spend an inordinate amount of time on the freeways around here to go such short distances. This will provide relief." The 4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1993 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
With construction due to begin soon on the San Joaquin Hills tollway, the cost of the 20-year war waged over it now exceeds $2 million and continues to grow. For opponents of the new road, their cost--close to half that total--has been worth it. "We're trying to show people that they don't always have to go along with whatever the developers want in this county," said opponent Judy Davis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1993
The Times has written often and well concerning specific aspects of the toll roads planned for the San Joaquin Hills, Eastern and Foothill transportation corridors. However, like most in Orange County it has not assembled a clear and comprehensive analysis of the hidden costs of the roads. The less publicized financial costs of the San Joaquin Hills toll road include the $120-million limited federal guarantee, Caltrans' cost of maintaining and insuring the road and approximately $7 million per year in development impact fees, in addition to annual toll fees projected to increase from $52 million in 1997 to $489 million in 2033.
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October 10, 1993 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
California's first modern tollway opens to traffic a week from today in the dusty foothills of Orange County where the growth of well-manicured communities has led to 10-mile commutes that can take more than an hour. The initial segment measures only 3.2 miles. Eventually it will be a 30-mile, nearly $1-billion tollway allowing motorists on Interstate 5 to avoid the legendary snarls at the El Toro "Y," the convergence of the San Diego and Santa Ana freeways.
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