CicLAvia Celebrates Anniversary, City Council Continues Efforts to Streamline Affordable Housing Projects and Formation of Public Bank, Metro Budgeting Process Kicks Off with Two Town Halls, Pasadena-North Hollywood BRT, Public Safety Advisory Committee from Metro, and more:
- Varied – LA County Public Health COVID-19 Briefings at 2 p.m. are one or two days a week. Watch on County Channel, Channel 94 on most cable systems, or via the Los Angeles County Facebook page, where aired briefings are archived.
- Tuesday 05/10 – municipal Council meets at 10 am. Of note on the agenda is a motion calling on town planning, with the help of the housing department and the building and security department, to report with a strategic plan to streamline housing projects. Affordable 100 Percent Restricted By Deed In The City Of LA It should also be noted that the council is taking another step forward in the creation of a public bank – authorizing the Chief Legislative Analyst to draft and publish a request for proposals Seeking the consultancy services necessary to conduct political, fiscal and economic analyzes related to the formation of the Bank. Find the agenda, related documents and details on how to listen / comment here.
- Tuesday 05/10 – At 2 p.m., the Town planning and regional development committee will consider it Environmental assessment of the Crenshaw Crossing project at Expo and Crenshaw. The 400-unit project, which is expected to be built on public land as part of a joint development effort with Metro and the county, has undergone a number of iterations. Watt Companies initially offered nearly 500 units with just 15 percent affordability. After a public outcry, they agreed to increase the percentage of affordable units to 20, but lowered the number of overall units to 400. Last fall, the County Board of Supervisors approved a motion that the half of the units are booked as affordable. Unfortunately, none of the project descriptions seem to reflect this latest change yet. Find the agenda and associated documents here.
- Tuesday 05/10 – At 3 p.m., the municipal council Transport Committee discuss a report on the sustainability of the Al Fresco program and the commitment of up to $ 30 million in improving rights-of-way along the Slauson Corridor as part of the Rail-to-Pedestrian and Cycle Path project. Rail. Find the agenda, related documents, and ways to listen / comment here.
- Tuesday 05/10 – Metro will host two telephone town halls meetings to kick off the agency’s FY2023 budget process, which includes how much the agency spends on transit operations and how much it spends on expanding freeways. According to a press release, “Metro intends to put equity first in planning next year’s budget.” The second and final town hall will be held on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Click on the Metro event page to register or call the day of the meeting at (888) 400-9342 (Spanish) or (888) 400-1932 (English)), or access by computer.
- Wednesday 10/6 – municipal Council will meet at 10 a.m. to cover a number of topics, including extending overnight parking restrictions to North Hills and Del Rey. Find the agenda and associated information here.
- Thursday 10/7 – Metro Special Operations, Safety and Customer Experience Committee will hear an oral report from the new Public Security Advisory Committee, as well as an oral report from the System Security and Law Enforcement Service. The recent shootings at Washington and Rosa Parks train stations have underscored the urgency of finding the right way to keep passengers safe while ensuring those same passengers can ride without fear of harassment by law enforcement. . The meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. Find the agenda and meeting information here.
- Thursday 10/7 – Metro organizes public meetings regarding its planned project from North Hollywood to Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit. Although many transit riders and others have expressed support for the planned improvements, parts of the project have been criticized by pro-cars from Eagle Rock and Burbank. Upcoming community meetings will focus on aspects of the BRT project in Burbank; details, including Zoom and phone information, can be found at Metro’s The Source.
- Sunday 10/10 – CicLAvia–Heart of LA celebrates a decade of open streets. From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. you can walk, ride, jog, cycle, rollerblade, skateboard or take a Pedicab ride to stroll through Mariachi Plaza, Chinatown, MacArthur Park, the Civic Center and all intermediate points. Expect new street art, activities for all ages, delicious things to eat, and a few special birthday surprises! The CHP booth at the Mariachi Plaza Hub will distribute free helmets to anyone under the age of 18, while supplies last. Free masks will be available at information kiosks and CicLAvia branded masks will be on sale. A free, walk-in vaccination clinic (Pfizer, 12 and over and Johnson & Johnson, 18 and over) will also be available. Visit the CicLAvia website for more information.
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