Significant and Unavoidable Impacts: Sound and Light Pollution

The Draft EIR for Sherbeck Field Improvement project was released today (May 15, 2019). Please review the study here: Sherbeck Field Draft EIR

The public has 44 days to comment on this report. Please familiarize yourself with this study and if it doesn’t sit well with you either, you must TAKE ACTION NOW!

Write your concerns, (there should be many), and submit them IN WRITING no later than June 28, 2019 to:

Mr. Richard Williams, District Director, Facilities Planning and Construction

North Orange County Community College District

1830A West Romneya Drive

Anaheim, California 92801-1819

Expensive sound study conducted for Fullerton College- very conservative noise predictions for sounds that will be generated from Fullerton College’s Sherbeck Field. If you truly believe a public address system blaring and a crowd of 4,500 screaming and cheering fans only generates 75 decibels on the field, we have a bridge to sell you.

Write why you oppose such a project- these are not ‘improvements’ whether it’s noise, light pollution, traffic, loitering (before and after games/practices), crime, etc. Also mention there are 2 perfectly good + usable stadiums (FUHS and CSUF) that are both available for use by Fullerton College. The stadium at Fullerton College is not for the college’s use only- it is definitely FOR RENT. This is not a ‘nighttime classroom’ either, like the College and District wishes you to think (giving them exemptions from CEQA law, and local noise ordinances). This is a full-blown, lighted stadium that will be used to its fullest and maximum rental potential. No more peace. No more quiet for Fullerton. Unacceptable Levels of Service (LOS) and Traffic at 2 on/off Ramps @ 91 Fwy and Chapman Ave and the 57 Fwy by year 2030. This is not acceptable to the city or its residents, and Fullerton’s already overburdened infrastructure can not handle 4,000+ additionally daily car trips to a landlocked campus.

Think of your infants and small children sleeping when the college powers up the 80,000 watts of harmful LED lights at 6 a.m. and opens the stadium doors to any school or organization (Hope International, Rosary H.S., private soccer clubs, etc.) who will begin sporting practice and setting up for events before the sun comes up.

The new stadium additionally will be open for business from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each and every summer day. So will the bright lights, and the Public Address System (which is the single biggest source of noise that will be generated from the project).

Whether you love sports or not, ask yourself this: is this truly the best use of taxpayer money? Whatever happened to the Veteran’s Center that the college promised in the Measure J literature?

Fullerton’s peace and quiet will be forever ruined by the installation of a stadium at Fullerton College’s Sherbeck Field. This is fact, and we must fight to keep the college from building this project- whatever the cost.

Remember that the field’s very own namesake coach Hal Sherbeck did not want a football stadium built at Fullerton College, because he (coach Sherbeck) knew how much a stadium would negatively impact and ruin the peace and quiet of the adjacent neighborhood.

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