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Public Meetings on Rose Bowl Music Festival Draft Environmental Impact Report

first_imgGovernment Public Meetings on Rose Bowl Music Festival Draft Environmental Impact Report On June 12 & 14, 2014 Published on Thursday, May 29, 2014 | 12:42 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe The public is invited to attend scoping meetings either June 12 or June 14, 2014 to provide comments regarding a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that is being prepared for the proposed Rose Bowl Music Festival. The public is welcome to attend and present information that they believe should be addressed in the EIR.The meetings are planned for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014 and 10 a.m., Saturday June 14, 2014. The meetings will be held at the Rose Bowl Stadium, Loge Lounge, Level D, Terry Donahue Pavilion. Parking will be on the concourse by Gate F, enter at Gate C.The meetings are organized by the City’s Planning and Community Development Department. It is not necessary to attend both meetings. Staff will provide the same information at both meetings.The Rose Bowl Operating Company is exploring the potential of hosting an annual musical festival, which could begin as early as June 2015. The potential event is still in the conceptual phase and public comments are requested as part of the environmental review process.If approved, the project is an amendment to the Arroyo Seco Public Lands Ordinance. The changes proposed at the Brookside Golf Course are consistent with ongoing historical use of the golf course during displacement (large) events and would allow the Rose Bowl Operating Company to potentially host, among other events, a three-day music festival in the Arroyo Seco. The project would provide the flexibility for the City to choose either nine new additional events, or 13 NFL events.Those who cannot attend either meeting, but would like to provide comments, please contact Ms. Betty Donavanik, Senior Planner, Planning and Community Development Department, (626) 744-6756, or by email to [email protected] as available will be posted on both websites: www.rosebowlstadium.com and www.cityofpasadena.net/RoseBowlMusicFestival.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. Top of the News center_img More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Sports betting bill would enhance purses at Altoona track

first_imgDES MOINES — Bills pending in the Iowa House and Senate that would let the state’s casinos take bets on professional and college sports would also boost the prize money for the owners of horses that race at the track in Altoona. Sandra Conlin of the Iowa Quarterhorse Racing Association addressed senators during a subcommittee hearing yesterday.“Those horse owners have veterinarians and they buy feed. They have trainers,” Conlin said. “They are investing in their communities through horse racing all over the state, so it does help support rural Iowa, so we’re very thankful you put that in there.”Troy Skinner, a lobbyist for Prairie Meadows, said 65 percent of the prize money awarded at the track goes to horse owners who do not live in Iowa.“It’s true that they oftentimes spend money on vets and hay and things in the state,” Skinner said, “but much of that money is going out of state.”Kellie Paschke, another lobbyist for Prairie Meadows, told lawmakers the Altoona casino is contributing $20 million dollars to the horse track now — and it isn’t profitable.“We feel that the horse purses receive adequate funding already,” Pasche said, “and adding to those losses treats us differently than every other casino in Iowa.”Jon Murphy, a lobbyist for the Iowa Greyhound Association, asked senators to consider using sports betting profits to boost prize money for races at the greyhound track in Dubuque as well.“In the spirit of ‘it’s not over ’til it’s over,’ we would like to continue that conversation…until the buzzer has sounded, so to speak,” Murphy said.Senator Pam Jochum, a Democrat from Dubuque, doesn’t support increasing the size of the prizes or “purses” paid to winning racers at the two tracks.“Really, truly do not understand why we need to continue putting more and more money into purses,” Jochum said, “so I am having some real heartburn over that part of the bill.”Senator Roby Smith of Davenport is the Republican who’s guiding the bill through the legislative process and he’s presided over six public hearings on the evolving proposal.“There are a couple of pieces that we’re hearing feedback on. We’re willing to take a look at it and this will not be the final product,” Smith told reporters. “I’m sure there will be changes on this.”The next stop for the sports betting bill in the Senate is the ways and means committee. Similar legislation has cleared two committees in the Iowa House.last_img read more