Tomorrow’s Panel of Visionaries at Woodland Hills Includes Greuel, Feuer, and Shoup

Back east, NYC Streetsblog loves UCLA Professor and "Parking Rock Star" Donald Shoup.  Shoup is best known for advancing the theory that there is a high cost to a community of undercharging for public parking.  While LA Streetsblog would certainly count ourselves as fans of the professor and his work; I’ve always found it ironic that the LA based professor gets so much more play from advocates on the east coast than on the west coast.

Well, tomorrow’s your chance to hear Shoup speak on parking and local issues without enrolling at UCLA.  The distinguished professor, along with Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, Assemblyman Mike Feuer, and former Metro Board Member Allison Yoh at the next installment of the Woodland Hills/Warner Center Neighborhood Council’s Panel of Visionaries.  Tomorrow’s meeting will be be held at the AMC Promenade Theater from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon.  For a copy of the neighborhood council’s press release, read on after the jump.

The Woodland Hills Warner Center Neighborhood Council’s Community Forum on Saturday, October 18, features a “Panel of Visionaries” offering different perspectives and strategies for addressing the current state of transportation in the West Valley.

The forum will be held at the AMC Promenade Theater from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon and includes
complimentary breakfast.

Joyce Pearson, Neighborhood Council Chair, urges the community to partner with the council and says “It is imperative that we work together to pursue great innovations and solutions in transportation so that we can ‘Get Woodland Hills Moving!’”

The “Panel of Visionaries” includes Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, Assemblyman Mike Feuer, Allison Yoh of the Rand Corp. and Professor Donald Shoup of UCLA.

Councilwoman Greuel is the Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Los Angeles and Chairs the Transportation Committee. Greuel is a champion for the City’s Strategic Transportation Plan, a comprehensive citywide vision that requires an investment in long term planning.

Assemblyman Mike Feuer represents the 42nd district and is leading the charge to transform LA’s transportation infrastructure with measure R, a proposed 0.5% sales tax for transportation funding, resulting in $40 billion for major transportation improvements throughout Los Angeles County.

Allison Yoh is a former Board member for the Metro and is a member of the Rand Corp. team responsible for the recently released report “Moving Los Angeles” which offers Angelenos shortterm transportation solutions that can be implemented over the next five years.

Donald Shoup is a Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA and is the author of “The High Cost of Free Parking” which establishes parking as a key link between transportation and land use, with important consequences for the community, the economy, and the environment.


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