Help Me Cover This Year’s City Council Elections

With so much going on this year, I’ve been behind on getting together a good questionnaire for this year’s City Council elections.  The “even districts” are up this year, and I need your help.

I got a decent idea on how to cover the CD4 election.  Photo: ##http://www.losfelizledger.com/2010/12/2010-stories-in-review/##Los Feliz Ledger##
I got a decent idea on how to cover the CD4 election. Photo: ##http://www.losfelizledger.com/2010/12/2010-stories-in-review/##Los Feliz Ledger##

To give the best coverage, I’m hoping that someone will step forward from each of the districts to help me draft a questionnaire and break down the race in the weeks between now and the election in March.  While I’m not necessarily looking for undecided voters, I would prefer that anyone helping me break down the race isn’t formally affiliated with one of the campaigns.

So if you live in Council Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 or 14, and you care about who your next City Councilman is drop me an email at damien@streetsblog.org.

  • Here is the public transit questionnaire I sent all of the West Hollywood City Council candidates this year. Feel free to tweak it and ask it of your neighborhood council candidates too.

    I will be posting the answers I receive on my blog at

    http://ridethepinkline.blogspot.com/2011/01/west-hollywoods-city-council-candidates.html

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    QUESTIONS FOR WEST HOLLYWOOD CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES ON PUBLIC TRANSIT ISSUES:

    (1) Do you support continuing efforts to bring Metrorail to West Hollywood, and if so, with what alignment?

    (2) Do you support extending the proposed Crenshaw/LAX light rail line up San Vicente and then on Santa Monica Blvd. to the Red Line in Hollywood? (Note: This could potentially be a light-rail subway and would provide West Hollywood with a one-seat ride to LAX.)

    (3) As modern streetcars are coming to downtown Los Angeles by 2015, would you support bringing modern streetcars to West Hollywood on Santa Monica Blvd, Sunset Blvd. and/or San Vicente Blvd?

    (4) Do you support transit-only lanes on Santa Monica Blvd.?

    (5) What are your proposals for improving bus service in West Hollywood, including Metro, DASH and West Hollywood’s City Line?

    (6) What is your platform for bicycles in West Hollywood?

    (7) What is your platform for pedestrians in West Hollywood?

    (8) Have you read Donald Shoup’s, “The High Cost of Free Parking”, and what do you think about it?

    (9) How would you pursue additional funding for public transit in West Hollywood?

    (10) What else is in your public transit platform that would you like the voters and everyone else who lives, works and plays in West Hollywood to know?

    Thank you!

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