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Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Holds "State of the Project" Luncheon 

Friday, Dec. 18th, 2009  Click a photo to see it larger


On December 18th, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension celebrated its 10th anniversary with a "State of the Project" luncheon at the Glendora Country Club.  In addition to the luncheon, Workshops were held providing updates on the Project Schedule and Status, Project Funding and Financing, a Phase I Public Art Overview, and "Creating a Gateway to the San Gabriel Valley" by the artist that designed the iconic freeway structure.  Keynote speakers at the luncheon were Rep. Judy Chu of the 32nd Congressional District, Rep. David Dreier of the 26th Congressional District, and Rep. Adam Schiff of the 29th Congressional District.


Bill Coburn, Sierra Madre Chamber; Lisa Bailey, Irwindale Chamber; Karin Crehan, Monrovia Chamber; Audrey Lynberg, West Covina Chamber, Rep. David Dreier; Beth Costanza, Arcadia Chamber; and Luis Cetina, Irwindale Chamber at the Foothill Gold Line Extension State of the Project luncheon.

Each of the Keynote Speakers, as well as three Assembly members in attendance, were presented with plaques by the San Gabriel Valley Legislative Coalition of Chambers.  The plaques were presented in gratitude for the efforts made by the recipients to help secure funding for the Gold Line Extension, and to encourage continued efforts on their part.  The plaques stated: "In appreciation of your leadership and recent efforts in support of the Gold Line Foothill Extension, a project that will create jobs and enhance the economic vitality of the San Gabriel Valley."


 The Coalition's mission is "To serve as a public policy advocacy body on issues that impact the business and economic climate of the San Gabriel Valley." 

Map of Goldline extension, including proposed extension to Ontario Airport.

Bill Coburn, Sierra Madre Chamber; Audrey Lynberg, West Covina Chamber, Karin Crehan, Monrovia Chamber; Lisa Bailey, Irwindale Chamber; Luis Cetina, Irwindale Chamber; Assemblyman Ed Hernandez; Michael Miller, West Covina Chamber

Karin Crehan of Monrovia Chamber, Luis Cetina of Irwindale Chamber and keynote speaker Congressman Adam Shiff

Keynote Speaker Congresswoman Judy Chu

Congressman David Drier

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