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

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF OUR 5TH ANNUAL TRANSPORTATION CONVERSATION TO SET AN AGENDA FOR 2013!

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Move LA, February 6, 2013

 
Thanks to all 528 of you who participated in our 5thannual transportation conversation with labor leaders, CEOs of chambers and business federations, environmental and community leaders, and elected officials from cities, the county and the state.
Major take-aways:
  • There is keen interest across the board in accelerating construction of our transit system, and all 4 mayoral candidates supported this.
  • Everybody is on board to go back to Congress to secure financing tools to accelerate construction, including America Fast Forward bonds.
  • There is keen interest in lowering the voter threshold – LA County voters have shown this twice with more than 66% voting for both Measure R and Measure J (71% voted for Measure J in the City of Los Angeles).
  • There is keen interest in re-inventing redevelopment – utilizing tax increment financing within a half mile of high-frequency transit to pay for affordable housing, bike/ped projects and  improvements such as parks and plazas.
  • Residents of the City of Los Angeles applaud LA Mayor Villaraigosa for creating a Transit Corridors Cabinet to focus resources, policy and improvements along transit corridors.