The Week in Livable Streets Events

Today – This week’s “Toolbox Tuesday” put on by the Southern California Association of Governments is seeking to answer the questions: How can cities effectively counter the green house gas emissions from aging housing stock? What public and private incentive programs are available, and what does it take to facilitate and market them? Who are the many players in the field?  To open the toolbox, click here.

Today – The Transit Coalition hosts their monthly meeting at Phillipe’s the Original at 6:45 P.M.  This week’s guest host is Metro Public Relations (and TAP) guru Matt Raymond.  Get the info, here.

Today, Thursday – Metro continues to host a series of public hearings for station planning of the Gold Line Foothill Extension.  Get the details, here.

Wednesday – The California Pan-Ethnic Health Network is hosting a day long discussion of public health, transportation and urban communities with help from our friends at the LACBC, BRU and East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice.  You can read the calendar post here or read a guest article by CPEHN Director Ruben Cantu, here.

Thursday – Live from the Metro Board Room, it’s the Metro Board of Directors!  9:30 A.M. at the Taj.  It’s a packed agenda, so get there early.

Thursday – The Los Angeles City Planning Commission meets to discuss (amongst other things) an ordinance change that would allow greater flexibility in creating community parking districts.  Streetsblog likes the ideaNot everyone else does.  The meeting begins at 8:30 A.M. at Van Nuys City Hall, 14410 Sylvan Street, 91401

Thursday, Friday – Does the North County need Metro Service?  Every year, Metro holds hearings to determine just that as the area currently exists outside of Metro’s coverage area.  Get the details on the two Thursday and one Friday meeting, here.

Friday – Critical Mass, Critical Mass, Critical Mass.  6:30 P.M. at Wilshire Western.


The Week in Livable Streets Events

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The Week in Livable Streets

Metro Committee committee and public meetings, the Supervisors consider lowering speed limits and Juneteenth. Varies – L.A. County Public Health’s 2 p.m. COVID-19 briefings are one or two days each week. Watch at the County Channel, Channel 94 on most cable systems, or via the County of Los Angeles Facebook page, where broadcast briefings are archived. Monday 6/13 – Tonight! […]