A public hearing on a proposed underground transmission line project will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 in the Palos Verdes Meeting Room of the Courtyard by Marriott, 13480 Maxella Ave., Del Rey.
The meeting is designed to give the public an opportunity to review and provide input on the proposal, which seeks to connect two electrical generating plants several miles way. Under the guidelines of the California Environmental Quality Act, the proposed project is required to undergo an environmental evaluation.
The Scattergood-Olympic Transmission Line Project, which is being proposed by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, is a plan to construct a power transmission cable of 230,000 volts underground between the Scattergood Generating Station in El Segundo and the Olympic Receiving Station in Los Angeles near the Santa Monica border. The underground line would, “to the maximum extent possible,” be placed within existing public road rights-of-ways, according to DWP.
Last year, DWP sought a mitigated negative declaration for the project, one of the mildest forms of environmental review. After hearing complaints from his Mar Vista constituents, City Councilman Bill Rosendahl requested that the utility company conduct a full environmental impact report for the proposed transmission plan.
Some Mar Vista and Westchester residents have called for a rerouting of the power line.
“This will be the best time for individual ratepayers to engage with the DWP staff to learn about their plans for the EIR study and to provide comments,” said Chuck Ray, co-chair of the transportation and infrastructure committee of the Mar Vista Community Council.
An initial public hearing was held in West Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct 26.