Category: Transportation

Los Angeles Transit Neighborhood Plans (LATNP) Program Workshops

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The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning is exploring ideas to encourage vibrant communities and employment hubs around the region’s growing transit network through the Los Angeles Transit Neighborhood Plans (LATNP) program. The planning effort looks out to the year 2040 and considers how new land use and zoning regulations for the neighborhoods around five Orange Line stations can promote active, walkable places and achieve State objectives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by planning for growth near transit. At these open houses, the community will have an opportunity to learn about:

• Community input received at workshops held in July 2016
• How community input is being incorporated into the initial concepts
• What the next steps in the planning process are

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Both meetings will consist of an overview presentation, followed by an open house featuring stations covering each geographic area. Drop in any time during the open house to learn about the plan and provide feedback.

If you are unable to attend a meeting, visit www.latnp.org to:
• View materials and learn about the planning effort
• Provide feedback and ideas
• Sign up for the interest list

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Laura Krawczyk
[email protected]
213.978.1212

The Tripping Point Summit – The Valley Edition

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9:30AM – 2PM (breakfast served at 9AM)
Panorama High School – 8015 Van Nuys Blvd, Panorama City, CA 91402

For over 40 years, our sidewalks, crosswalks, and bus stops have gone mostly unimproved in the City of Los Angeles. The Tripping Point goal is to highlight the importance of these public amenities on our quality of life. Come join the movement to support an even better Los Angeles with safe, accessible, and dignified travel options for all.

This past June we hosted a free Advocacy Summit to organize residents and build a constituency that can effectively advocate for fixing sidewalks, crosswalks, bus stops, and planting more trees in our communities. We hosted over 150 residents from across the City in Boyle Heights (recap here), and this month we’re taking this organizing effort to the Valley in Panorama City on Saturday October 21.

Food, childcare, and English/Spanish translation will be provided all at no cost. Please register so we know how many people to expect. And help us spread the word to your neighbors, friends, and family. No experience necessary – come learn with us! Register today! 

Come join your neighbors, elected officials, and department staff and learn how to improve your neighborhood! 

  • How to Communicate with Decisionmakers
  • How to get a Street Tree
  • How to get a Sidewalk Ramp
  • Sidewalk Repair Program basics
  • Learn about the People St program
  • Meet local elected officials and City of LA staff
  • Help grow the movement for fixing #LAsidewalks by adding in your ideas and experiences

With an incredible lineup of workshops and trainings, you’ll gain new skills, strategies, and insights that will help you champion positive change in your community.

Register here for the Tripping Point – the Valley Edition
LA has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to align billions of dollars, and leverage transportation funds like Measure M, SB1 and Willits Settlement funds, to prioritize and address these concerns. Learn how to make change, who to ask for what, and when to make your voice heard to improve your neighborhood for all.

Thanks to all our partners working to make this happen: Los Angeles WalksLURNSouthern California Resource Services for Independent LivingKoreatown Youth Community CenterAARPAmerican Heart AssociationEmpowerLAOutfront/JCDecauxKaiser PermanenteFirst 5 LA, and Transit Center

GHNNC Street Repair Blitz

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The Neighborhood Council Initiative (known to us as the Street Blitz), run by the Bureau of Street Services (BSS), will be in Granada Hills North real soon.  Our area will be assigned a two-person crew on a hot asphalt truck for one day to patch street potholes, pop-outs, small eroded or cracked areas, and do minor curb and sidewalk patching.  The crew is not equipped to handle tree roots that have damaged the street, or are they able to do any major repair for uplifted sidewalks.

Up to 15 locations will be inspected, so we’re looking for the worst spots that can be patched.  Depending on the conditions and amount of asphalt required, not all identified locations will get fixed during the blitz.  Remember, you can always report troublesome locations via 3-1-1. We’re asking for your help in preparing that list for submission to BSS. Since this is based on Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council boundaries, the locations MUST be north of the 118 freeway, west of the 405 freeway, and east of Aliso Canyon, up to the County line.

Please make your submission no later than July 12. Include the type of repair (pothole, pop-out, depression, minor lifted sidewalk, etc.), the address (preferred) or intersection, and which side of the street (north bound, east side, etc.). The more info you can provide, the less time spent by BSS trying to find the location. Remember, potholes and minor repairs only. Tree root damage is out, as are streets and sidewalks that require more extensive repairs.

Send your request to [email protected].

Senator Hertzberg Calls on Metro to Amend its Expenditure Plan, Include Project for CSUN

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The $120 billion plan for LA County transportation improvements over the next 50 years provides no guarantees for state’s largest CSU campus

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, issued a call today to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan (Metro) Board to consider amending its expenditure plan for a proposed sales tax measure scheduled to be placed on the November ballot and include specific projects benefiting
CSUN.

The board is scheduled to vote on June 23rd on the plan and placing the tax measure on the ballot. If approved by voters, the sales tax increase would provide an estimated $120 billion over the next 50 years to fund transportation infrastructure improvements throughout the county.
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Metro Unveils Ballot Proposal to Transform LA Transit

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Metro released the details of a proposed measure for the November 2016 ballot that aims to raise as much as $120 billion for new highway and transit projects in LA County. The spending plan includes improvements to existing infrastructure and programs to facilitate active transportation, including bicycling and walking paths to be built over the next four decades.
According to Metro, the potential ballot measure would ask voters to increase the countywide sales tax by a half-cent for 40 years and to continue an existing tax (Measure R) for an extra 18 years, meaning both would potentially run through 2057.
Metro Board Director Paul Krekorian, who has pushed for major improvements in the San Fernando Valley, including upgrades to the Orange Line, new bus routes and increased efficiency throughout the system, called the plan a “golden opportunity to transform transportation for the Valley.”
“The San Fernando Valley has waited far too long for its fair share of transportation investment, and now we are on track to getting it,” said Krekorian. “Metro’s staff proposal shows that the past two years of hard work by Valley leaders, community advocates and business groups in preparation for a new transit ballot measure is paying off. Because we have always insisted that any measure must include the Valley’s top transit priorities, all of these projects are on the list to get funded and built quickly. This proposal gives the Valley a golden opportunity to transform its transportation network and relieve congestion, and we should seize it.
“As these recommendations move forward, I will continue to fight for these priorities and also push for more investment and additional projects to better connect all parts of the Valley.”
Metro invites the public to give input on the proposal by emailing [email protected]. For more information and to read the full plan, visit theplan.metro.net.
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2nd San Fernando Valley Transportation Summit

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The 2nd Valley Transportation Summit is being held at CSUN on March 3rd will be an opportunity to continue the dialogue concerning transportation-related challenges and opportunities facing the San Fernando Valley. Please note the RSVP deadline of February 26th.  You may RSVP online via Eventbrite, linked here.