I hope you'll all visit your local firehouse this weekend for Fire Service Recognition Day. Fire stations throughout Los Angeles will be open on either Saturday or Sunday.
Meet the fire fighters who protect your home and business, eat a few pancakes and learn about emergency services in your area. (For more information, click here.)
The public voted for Measure R in the November election, which means that the long-awaited subway expansion to the Westside is finally moving forward. This is great news for Los Angeles. The subway will connect and unify the city; reduce traffic and clear away some of the pollution that comes with it.
I hope you'll take the time to attend the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (Metro) public meetings on the Westside Subway Extension. The City of Los Angeles will get the absolute best subway system possible if you - the active, engaged citizens learn about the various plans - and say what you want.
For more information, please visit the Westside Subway Extension project website at www.metro.net or contact the project information line at 213.922.6934.
There are three more meetings this week:
Westwood area: Monday, April 20, 6 – 8pm Westwood Presbyterian Church 10822 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles Served by Metro Lines 20, 720, 920. Free parking available at the location.
Supplemental Scoping Meeting Korea Town/Mid-Wilshire/Wilshire Center area: Wednesday, April 22, 5 - 7pm Wilshire United Methodist Church 4350 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
City of Santa Monica: Thursday, April 23, 6 – 8pm Santa Monica Public Library 601 Santa Monica Bl, Santa Monica Served by Metro Lines 4, 20, 33, 333, and 720. Validated vehicle and bike parking is available.
The agenda for each meeting is the same:
Open House: 6 - 6:30pm Project Update Presentation: 6:30 – 7:00 pm Question & Answer Session: 7:00 - 8pm
As you probably know, Metro is a County agency, not a City agency. I have met with Metro officials myself on your behalf and I'm counting you to advocate for the subway you want, as well.