Purpose

To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Friday, February 1, 2013


LA MAYOR VILLARIGOSA’S TRANSIT CORRIDORS CABINET GOES PUBLIC AT MOVE LA’S 5TH ANNUAL TRANSPORTATION CONVERSATION

 http://movela.org/2013/02/01/la-mayor-villarigosas-transit-corridors-cabinet-goes-public-at-move-las-5th-annual-transportation-conversation/

February 1, 2013

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa created a Transit Corridors Cabinet by executive order last year to help ensure that after he’s gone (hopefully to the U.S. DOT as transportation secretary) a new administration will continue to support the Measure R investment in the transit system.
The Transit Corridors Cabinet meets for the first time with the public at Move LA’s 5th annual transportation conversation, and then takes the show on the road with meetings with the LA Thrives equity collaborative next month and then the Urban Land Institute in June. Here are 3 interesting interviews with some of the key cabinet players:

Global transit and development expert Robert Cervero from UC Berkeley talks about working in LA in the 1970s and thinking it was too late for LA to save itself by building a transit system. Now he is advising the Transit Corridors Cabinet and pretty impressed with the Measure R-funded investment. Read it here.

Bill Roschen is president of the Los Angeles Planning Commission and an architect who has co-chaired the cabinet from the beginning. He talks about the cabinet’s goals here.

Mercedes Marquez is the general manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department and deputy mayor for housing. She makes a powerful pitch for focusing public investment along transit corridors here.