The Week in Livable Streets Events

City departments are starting to shake off the holiday rust and there’s a lot of important meetings on the agenda. The city’s progressive Bike Parking Ordinance finally gets a hearing at City Council, the controversial Wyvernwood complex holds a public hearing and the end might be in sight for the Ara Najarian re-nomination to the Metro Board of Directors.

  • Tonight – The LACBC’s East L.A. Bike Ambassador team is meeting tonight at 6:00. Get the meeting details, here. Learn more about the program by reading Streetsblog’s coverage last week.
  • Tuesday – The City Council Planning and Land Use Committee meets at 2:30 p.m. to discuss, among other things, the long-proposed changes to the city’s zoning regulations which dramatically increases the amount of new parking required in new development. We’ve been waiting almost a year for this hearing, and it’s finally here.
  • Tuesday – The Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee meets to hear a presentation from the Eastside Transit Oriented Development Sites Update (MTA), a brief presentation
    regarding the four sites available for development, and to receive the Committee’s input on the list of land uses identified by community stakeholders. Read the full agenda, here.
  • Wednesday – A public hearing scheduled for Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:00 am will discuss the recently released Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Wyvernwood Mixed Use Project. For more on the hearing, visit our friends at Mis Neighbors.
  • Saturday – Our friends at Boyle Heights Beat host regular meetings with the community to discuss what is being covered and what they should cover in the area. Its a fun chance to talk about the community and journalism with the next generation of great writers. Get the meeting details, here.
  • Saturday – Community Services Unlimited will be holding a Garden Gateway workshop from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn how to prune and care for fruit trees and find ways to make brussels sprouts yummy. The event will take place at CSU’s mini urban farm in Expo Park.
  • Saturday – The Bike Ride for Safety and Justice will take place at 4 p.m. in honor of Benjamin Torres, killed in a hit-and-run in Gardena late last year. This short monthly ride is intended to honor his memory and those of all killed in hit-and-runs. For more about the incident that took his life, click here.
  • Next Monday – Streetsblog has extensively covered the controversy surrounding the re-nomination of Ara Najarian to the Metro Board of Directors. Najarian has been targeted by fellow Board Members because of his principled opposition to the I-710 Big Dig and his nomination was initially denied.  Next week, the nominating committee meets again, and Najarian has vowed to seek re-,re-nomination and has the support of many of the committee members. As the Metro Board turns… Get the meeting details, here.

Did we miss anything? Is there something that NEEDS to be on the calendar for next week? Email damien at streetsblog dot org.

  • Rjohnson1848

    I believe the LACBC East LA Ambassador meeting is at 6:00pm tonight. Don’t want there to be confusion.

  • You are correct. That one’s on me, not Kris

  • You mean dramatically increases the amount of *bike* parking. Whew, minor heart attack there.

  • The City of LA Bike Plan Implementation Team (BPIT) meets tomorrow (Tuesday 1/8) from 1-4 pm at the Caltrans death star.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

The Week in Livable Streets Events

|
Monday – Join LACBC, Elly Blue, Joshua Ploeg & Joe Biel for the “Dinner & Bike Tour.” Admission is FREE to the downtown LA event thanks to the generous sponsorship of Flying Pigeon. More infop, here. Tuesday – Wednesday – Much of the work that happens in committee is actually more important than what happens at the […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

|
Monday – We’ve been talking so much about the strides the City has been making in becoming more bike friendly, we sometimes to forget that Metro is making strides of its own.  You can get an update on Metro’s plans going forward, including bicycle parking at T.O.D.’s, at the Planning and Programming Committee meeting tonight […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

|
Right before the holiday break, it seems the number of events for activists wane as the number of events celebrating the season increase.  This week’s calendar features only one government meeting of note, the Annual Holiday of Rights, and a chance to do something about bike parking in Pico-Union (along with the parties…) Tuesday – […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

|
Two important meetings at City Hall, and a fun weekend coming up. In between, hearings on ExpressLanes. Tuesday – The City Council Planning and Land Use Committee meets in what might be the deciding moment on the MyFigueroa! project. Thanks to a truncated timeline, any changes to the project could spell its doom, but we […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

|
Metro is getting ready to pass its budget for next year. Big hearing on Saturday. Tuesday – The City Council Planning and Land Use Committee meets to discuss a number of issues and receive an oral report from a Planning Director on the planning policies, work program, operations, and other items of interest. Read the agenda, […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

|
After a couple of really lackluster weeks, at least event wise, we have an absolutely packed week!  I mean, on Saturday the city opens its public hearings on the most recent Draft of the Bike Plan, and for many of you that won’t even be one of the three most interesting events of the week? […]