Duran calls community forum on speedway "An important first step"
For Immediate Release
August 16, 2011
Roseville, CA - After hosting an August 15th Community Forum that brought together neighbors, community leaders, merchants and racing enthusiasts to discuss noise issues at the All American Speedway in Roseville, First District Placer County Supervisor Jack Duran issued the following statement:
"I want to thank all residents and stakeholders for taking part in what was a very lively and worthwhile discussion. I believe that open communication is the key to effective problem solving and last night’s forum was an important first step for all concerned stakeholders.
"Last night, we presented the preliminary findings of sound studies designed to better understand the Speedway’s impact on surrounding neighborhoods, and our plans for additional work around noise mitigation in the months to come. We heard the concerns of neighbors for whom sound at the Speedway is having a direct impact on quality of life. And we heard the equally important view of the All American Speedway as a historic and unique attraction in our community, and its role as an economic engine that supports countless jobs and businesses in our community.
"Amidst the diversity of viewpoints at last night’s forum, it was clear that people on all sides of the Speedway issue have valuable insights and recognize the importance of working together -- both of which will be invaluable to the process moving forward.
"As we work to identify both short and longer term solutions, I will continue to welcome the public’s input, and will work hard to ensure that we take the necessary steps to keep the community informed and to reduce noise for our neighbors while taking into account the enjoyment and benefit our local Fairgrounds and Speedway provide to our residents."