Author: gesc

Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday October 18th at 7PM

Neighborhood Meeting Tuesday October 18th at 7PM In Laureola Park at the Laureola Building AGENDA: Airport Noise, Traffic, Board Elections, Association Name, Neighborhood Development, Future of Laureola Park San Carlos Airport Noise Noise complaint web form: Noise complaint hotline: 844-266-6266 Our neighborhood is experiencing a large number of helicopter and plane flights buzzing over our heads coming from San Carlos Airport Surrounding communities are getting a lot of noise from Surf air a COMMERCIAL carrier operating out of a general aviation airport General Aviation airports should not have scheduled commercial airline flights! Surf Air started operations sometime in 2013 and...

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CA Water Rate Increase Meeting October 4, 2016, 6 to 8 p.m.

WHAT: CPUC to Hold Public Participation Hearing to Solicit Communities’ Feedback on California Water Service Company’s Request to Increase Rates (CPUC proceeding A1507015) WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6 to 8 p.m. WHERE: San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., Community Room (2nd Floor), San Carlos 94070 DETAILS: Public Participation Hearing: A.15-07-015 – In the Matter of the Application of California Water Service Company (U60W), a California corporation, for an order (1) authorizing it to increase rates for water service by $94,838,100 or 16.5% in test year 2017, (2) authorizing it to increase rates by $22,959,600 or 3.4% on January...

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San Carlos Airport Noise – Meeting on September 14th

  The San Carlos Airport is getting a lot of attention lately for a number of reasons.   Our neighborhood is experiencing a large number of helicopter flights buzzing over our heads Surrounding communities are getting a lot of noise from Surf air a COMMERCIAL carrier operating out of a general aviation airport. General Aviation airports, to our knowledge, should not have scheduled commercial airline flights! General Aviation Airports allow the use of leaded gas. Surf Air started operations sometime in 2013 and is causing all sorts of problems for local residential communities. They are a small commercial carrier operating at the...

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Important: Planning Commission Meeting 7PM Tuesday, May 31st at City Hall

Dear Neighbors, The planning commission is having a hearing on a new Office Complex that consists of two buildings over 100 feet high*, twice the height that the current zoning allows with a total of 528,520 square feet of office space and over 1,500 parking spaces at the corner of Bransten and Industrial. The basis of this determination is because instead of counting the actual traffic that the current tenants have, they are claiming a theoretical shopping center,  a theoretical Health Center, a theoretical General Office Building and theoretical light industrial use generate 2,389 trips per day currently, based on...

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Traffic and Circulation Committee Meeting Tuesday May 17th 7PM at City Hall

Dear Community, The proposed Office complex and it’s traffic impacts are going to be discussed at this Tuesday’s Traffic and Circulation Committee meeting on May 17th 7PM at City Hall Council Chambers, San Carlos, CA   The GESC Board has taken a look at the report and noticed that the report does not consider any impacts of (at least) 1,500 additional cars driving through our neighborhood streets, along with train commuters walking and cycling through our neighborhood streets. There are no planned mitigations to reduce the impacts of these commuters in our neighborhood. Unless we show up at the Traffic and Circulation meeting this Tuesday and bring up our issues and concerns, our streets will have more cars cutting through our neighborhood (especially Hall, Cherry, Montgomery, McCue and Holly) impacting our quality of life and the safety of our kids. We are enclosing the report for your convenience, but the most important thing is to show up at the meeting and voice your concerns about the traffic impacts of this project. We feel the city needs to provide traffic mitigations in the form of cul-de-sacs, speed bumps, and bulb outs for street trees in order to reduce the impact of workers at Meridian and people staying at the Hotel walking through our neighborhoods to go downtown.  Please let the committee know your concerns and this coming Tuesday evening. Traffic and Circulation Packet Thank You,...

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RSS HSR Compatibility

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    Not bad in blue, huh? This parody of the fragmented state of Bay Area transit is based on an image by Stadler Rail. There should be plenty in this image to offend almost everyone!
  • The End of CBOSS
    The rosy view, from 2011Caltrain's troubled positive train control solution, known as CBOSS, has now been completely abandoned, to be replaced by the de-facto standard freight PTC technology known as I-ETMS. That's mostly good news, since Caltrain will no longer be stranded with a globally unique PTC system. I-ETMS is being deployed by numerous other […]
  • CalMod 2.0: Three Things to Watch
    UPDATE, from Caltrain TIRCP funding applicationCalMod 2.0 is now formally known as EEP or Electrification Expansion Program100% state-funded through cap and trade program (TIRCP)Consists almost entirely of option buys of 96 EMU cars for $600M17 x 8-car EMU fleet planned for start of electric service (if $$ awarded)No 4-car EMUs (this is super important for future […]
  • CBOSS Dumpster Fire Update
    The CBOSS development lifecycle,as anticipated in 2009 on this blog.Today we are at "point of no return."The deadly crash of an Amtrak train near Tacoma, Washington, which would likely have been prevented if a PTC (Positive Train Control) system had been in place, has renewed the discussion of the status of PTC systems in the […]
  • Thoughts on Palo Alto
    There is a vigorous discussion of grade separations now underway in Palo Alto. It misses several important points:1) Grade Separation is not one project. Trying to come up with a single, grand unifying grade separation scheme for the entire rail corridor through Palo Alto is to over-constrain the problem and to limit the range of feasible […]

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