The Week in Livable Streets Events

Aaaah, predictability.  The Tuesday after a holiday is often considered the first “real” day of work.  This week’s glut of important public meetings on Tuesday really should have been spread out a little more.

  • All Summer – The 5th Annual “Summer Night Lights” program kicked off over the weekend.   Summer Night Lights, or as most Angelenos refer to it – SNL, is a community empowerment program investing in LA’s most violence-impacted neighborhoods. Since 2008, SNL has offered fun, positive opportunities during the peak times for gang-related violence, ultimately generating safe environments – essentially, acting as the thermometer in these communities.  Get more details, here.
  • Tuesday – The city’s “Bike Plan Implementation Team” meets to discuss the intricacies of building a city bike network.  This quarter’s meeting will focus on the Draft Priority 2 bike plans.  Get all the details at the LADOT Bike Blog or the basics at our calendar section.
  • Tuesday, Thursday – The City of Los Angeles hosts its first round of public hearings for the environmental study of some potentially controversial bike projects.  If you want to see a rapid expansion of the city’s bike infrastructure, it’s important to make a good showing.   The Tuesday meeting is in Downtown Los Angeles in the Caltrans building.  The Thursday meeting is on the Westside. Get all the details on the meeting, here.  Get more details on the EIR and the process, here.
  • Tuesday – City Planning is holding a public hearing from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Felicia Mahood Mulit-Purpose Center on the Westside to discuss changing the city’s general plan to allow for sidewalk widening in Brentwood needed as part of the Wilshire BRT.  I can’t find the public notice (!!!!), but the meeting was confirmed by Metro Staff.  Get directions to the Multi-Purpose Center, here.
  • Tuesday – Our friends at Los Angeles Walks throw a mean party.  But now it’s time to get serious.  The re-born pedestrian advocacy group is holding a public meeting, inviting all Angelenos to talk the walk.  The event is at the Downbeat Cafe just north of Sunset on Alvarado.  Get the rest of the details, including the agenda, here.
  • Tuesday – The Exposition Construction Authority invites you to a construction and design update community meeting for Phase 2 of the Expo Line project. Stakeholders will receive information on upcoming construction activities and design progress. Progress renderings will be available at the meeting.  If you miss this week’s meeting, there’s another one next week.  All the details: here.
  • Wednesday – The Office of Council Woman Jan Perry teams up with Keep American Beautiful for a community beautification and graffitti removal project.  This is a morning meet-up, so don’t wait until Wednesday to get all the details, which can be found here.
  • Wednesday – The Culver City Bike Coalition hosts a community meeting with the CCPD on bike safety.  Get the details, here.

Did we miss something? Do you have an event for next week?  Drop me a line at damien@streetsblog.org.

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