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Plenty of chances to weigh-in at the Neighborhood Council level on major projects: the Hyperion Bridge Redesign and the MyFigueroa! project on South Figueroa. Don't forget Streetsblog L.A. has its first fundraiser of 2014

Tonight - Made up of experts and thought-leaders (including USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity PERE professor Manuel Pastor), Parks Forward is an independent commission charged with conducting a wholesale assessment of California’s state parks system. It is designed to address the financial, operational, and cultural challenges facing State Parks to ensure the system’s long-term viability. Parks Forward is hosting a public meeting tonight at the Radisson on South Figueroa. Get the details, here.

Tuesday - The city's Bicycle Advisory Committee's Advocacy & Education sub-committee takes a look at the city's Safe Routes to School Program. Get the details for this evening meeting, here.

Tuesday - The Downtown L.A. Neighborhood Council and the Voices of 90037 Neighborhood Council will vote on resolutions supporting the MyFigueroa! project. With opposition from some local heavyweights tilting against L.A.'s first truly complete street, local support is the key to getting the project through. If you live in the areas, make sure to come out at 6:30. DLANC: Event Info, Council Boundary. 90037: Event Info, Council Boundary

Thursday - Meanwhile the Atwater Neighborhood Council will consider a motion to support a configuration for the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge which removes one sidewalk. The city is still considering and studying options, and it positively Koretzian to weigh in before the study is done. If you live in the area and want to make your voice heard, you can get all the event info on Facebook.

Saturday - This innovative new training from Women on Bikes California is geared to measurably grow your aptitude, polish your skills, hone your voice, grow your network, and learn to own your power as an active living advocate for California. Get the details, here.

Saturday - The City of Los Angeles kicks off a series of public outreach meetings for General Plan components, including the Mobility Element, Plan for Healthy Los Angeles, re:code L.A., and more. We've republished the LACBC's announcement for the hearings. They seem pretty excited. Find out why at the North Valley kickoff for some extensive public outreach. Get the details, here.

Saturday - One of the biggest rides of the year is the Tour De Watts put on by the  East Side Riders and Los Ryderz.  The ride leaves at 9 a.m. and is an "easy" 8-10 miles. For more information, check out the Facebook listing, or the calendar section.

Saturday - Streetsblog L.A. parties in Brentwood at the house of Joel Epstein and Karen Sarachik to honor our 2013 "public servant of the year" Paul Backstrom. Backstrom was the transportation deputy for Bill Rosendahl and now serves the same role for Mike Bonin. The westside is happy to have him on our side, and the whole city benefits from his earnest work to make the city a more Livable place to live. Directions come with RSVP. You can do so on Facebook or pay for your ticket on Event Brite.

Did we miss something? Is there something we need to know about for next week? Email damien@streetsblog.org

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