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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF OUR 5TH ANNUAL TRANSPORTATION CONVERSATION TO SET AN AGENDA FOR 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.