Eastside Events Roundup: Action Against Metro Tomorrow, 6th Street Viaduct Proposals Unveiling, Run For Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council

Community organizations including the Bus Riders Union, East Los Angeles Community Corporation, and Union de Vecinos will march tomorrow from downtown to Boyle Heights to protest Metro's control of certain properties and service cuts. Image from ELACC Facebook page.

Here’s a roundup of some actions, meetings and dates that are going on for the next two weeks that involve the neighborhood council, Metro, and the unveiling of the 6th Street viaduct design proposals.

Take a look:

Take Back LA – March Against Metro

City and neighborhood groups will march from Downtown  L.A. to Boyle Heights tomorrow to protest Metro’s control of property in low-income areas and to undo cuts to bus services. Organizers expect more than 400 people to march from Father Serra Park, near Placita Olvera, to Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, according to a press release.

East Los Angeles Community Corporation, one of the groups involved with the march, protested against developments on Metro owned land, including lots near the southeast corner of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Soto Street. ELACC argues that the current proposal at Cesar Chavez and Soto would hurt local businesses and ignores the community’s need for  better access to fresh foods.

6th Street Viaduct Proposals Unveiled

The three design competition finalists for the 6th Street viaduct replacement project will present their proposals in Boyle Heights at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Puente Learning Center.  The designs from Parson Brinckerhoff, HNTB and AECOM will be shown tonight and at three other meetings for the next two weeks.

The bridge cannot be preserved because of an untreatable alkali-silica reaction that is causing the concrete to disintegrate. The project is budgeted at $401 million, and is scheduled to be completed by 2018.

Models of the designs will be displayed from September 20th to October 5th in the lobby of the Public Works building at 1149 S. Broadway.

Here’s a schedule of the meetings:

Wednesday, September 12, 6:30- 8:30 p.m.
Puente Learning Center
501 S. Boyle Ave. 90033

Thursday, September 13, 6:30- 8:30 p.m.
Para Los Ninos
1617 E. 7th St. 90021

Monday, September 17, 6:30- 8:30 p.m.
SCI-Arc, Keck Hall
350 S. Merrick St. 90013

Tuesday, September 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center
1600 E. Fourth St. 90033

Deadline on Thursday to Apply for Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council- Spotted at Boyle Heights Beat

The deadline to apply for the Boyle Heights neighborhood council’s 19 open seats is tomorrow, September 13.

Candidates are eligible if they are 18 years or older and are:

  • Stakeholders who live, work, own property within Boyle Heights (click here for map),
  • OR, declare a stake in the BHNC and affirm a factual basis for it

Elections will happen on October 13. For information about the positions and the forms to apply click here.

 

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