By Damien Newton, March 10, 2014
Plenty of chances to weigh-in at the Neighborhood Council level on
major projects: the Hyperion Bridge Redesign and the MyFigueroa! project
on South Figueroa. Don’t forget Streetsblog L.A. has its first
fundraiser of 2014
Tonight - Made up of experts and thought-leaders
(including USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity PERE
professor Manuel Pastor), Parks Forward is
an independent commission charged with conducting a wholesale
assessment of California’s state parks system. It is designed to address
the financial, operational, and cultural challenges facing State Parks
to ensure the system’s long-term viability. Parks Forward is hosting a
public meeting tonight at the Radisson on South Figueroa. Get the
Tuesday – The city’s Bicycle Advisory
Committee’s Advocacy & Education sub-committee takes a look at the
city’s Safe Routes to School Program. Get the details for this evening
Tuesday – The Downtown L.A. Neighborhood Council and
the Voices of 90037 Neighborhood Council will vote on resolutions
supporting the MyFigueroa! project. With opposition from some local
heavyweights tilting against L.A.’s first truly complete street, local
support is the key to getting the project through. If you live in the
areas, make sure to come out at 6:30. DLANC: Event Info, Council Boundary. 90037: Event Info, Council Boundary
Thursday – Meanwhile the Atwater Neighborhood
Council will consider a motion to support a configuration for the
Glendale-Hyperion Bridge which removes one sidewalk. The city is still
considering and studying options, and it positively Koretzian to weigh
in before the study is done. If you live in the area and want to make
your voice heard, you can get all the event info on Facebook.
Saturday – This innovative new training from Women on Bikes California is
geared to measurably grow your aptitude, polish your skills, hone your
voice, grow your network, and learn to own your power as an active
living advocate for California. Get the details, here.
Saturday – The City of Los Angeles kicks off a
series of public outreach meetings for General Plan components,
including the Mobility Element, Plan for Healthy Los Angeles, re:code
L.A., and more. We’ve republished the LACBC’s announcement for the
hearings. They seem pretty excited. Find out why at the North Valley
kickoff for some extensive public outreach. Get the details, here.
Saturday – One of the biggest rides of the year is
the Tour De Watts put on by the East Side Riders and Los Ryderz. The
ride leaves at 9 a.m. and is an “easy” 8-10 miles. For more information,
check out the Facebook listing, or the calendar section.
Saturday – Streetsblog L.A. parties in Brentwood at
the house of Joel Epstein and Karen Sarachik to honor our 2013 “public
servant of the year” Paul Backstrom. Backstrom was the transportation
deputy for Bill Rosendahl and now serves the same role for Mike Bonin.
The westside is happy to have him on our side, and the whole city
benefits from his earnest work to make the city a more Livable place to
live. Directions come with RSVP. You can do so on Facebook or pay for your ticket on Event Brite.