Can’t Make the CD 4 Livable Streets Forum Tonight? Watch it on LiveStream

Click on the image to go to the Live Stream event page for a live broadcast tomorrow.
Sorry: The wifi isn’t working well enough to stream the event.

[UPDATE: It turns out we won’t be able to Livestream the forum tonight. Apologies for the inconvenience. Check back later for updates on how it went.]

Can’t make tonight’s Livable Streets Forum at the Hollywood United Methodist Church (6817 Franklin Ave)? Then join us online at Streetsblog TV for Live Stream of the event. Or, if you want to go all 20th century, you can attend the event. RSVP at EventBrite or join the group ride put together by Wolfpack Hustle.

The race to replace Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, who is leaving office after 12 years in office because of term limits, is a crowded race. Over a dozen candidates are vying to replace the colorful LaBonge, who has been something of a staple here at Streetsblog.

Tonight, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Streetsblog Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and Los Angeles Walks will host a forum for candidates to discuss their Livable Streets bonafides. A reception after the forum is sponsored by Pocrass and De Los Reyes LLC, a personal injury law firm.

Anyone who can’t make the forum can follow it at our Live Stream account, Streetsblog TV. We’ll be broadcasting the forum live and archiving the video.

Eight candidates have accepted to our invitation. They are (in order of RSVP) Carolyn Ramsay, Fred Mariscal, Tara Bannister, Tomas O’Grady Mike Schaefer, Sheilia Irani, Rostam Sarkissian and Steve Veres.

  • Dennis_Hindman

    I don’t want to hear softball questions like “Are you in favor of livable streets?” or “Do you support vision zero?”, “What do you think about the great streets initiative?”, “Do you support installing bike lanes?” These could all get generic feel good responses such as I love bike lanes and I’d like to see more of them. In fact I ride a bicycle myself (hey, so I’m one of you). Or, I want to see no one get killed in traffic collisions, so I fully support vision zero.

    I want to hear questions that don’t leave any wiggle room for responses. Such as would you support removing a motor vehicle lane on Lankershim Blvd in order to install bike lanes? The answer should be yes or no. That will help clarify what actions each candidate would actually take if elected.

  • Ennnne

    Agreed. I need to know which of these clowns is going to knuckle under to the bike fanatics (apology to all bike riders who are *not* fanatics — I have no beef with you), so I can vote for someone else.

    Please put up the video asap. Streetsblog, I don’t always agree with you, but I’m glad you exist!

  • Dennis_Hindman

    The share of commuters who reside in the city of Los Angeles and primarily drive to work has been shrinking since 2005, while bicycling has increased its share of commuters more than any other form of transportation since then. Reallocating roadway space from driving to bicycling in proportion to this mode share shift would make sense. Keeping all of the roadway space essentially for the exclusive use of motor vehicles is limiting the choices of how people can move around.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Save the Date: Livable Streets Candidates Forum in CD4

|
The race to replace Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, who is leaving office after 12 years in office because of term limits, is a crowded race. Over a dozen candidates are vying to replace the colorful LaBonge who has been something of a staple here at Streetsblog. On Thursday, February 5 from 6:30 to […]

SBLA/LACBC/LA Walks CD 4 Candidates Forum

|
The race to replace Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, who is leaving office after 12 years in office because of term limits, is a crowded race. Over a dozen candidates are vying to replace the colorful LaBonge who has been something of a staple here at Streetsblog. On Thursday, February 5 from 6:30 to […]

Thanks Everyone for a Great Livable Streets Forum. More to Come…

|
Last night, eight of the fourteen candidates to replace Tom LaBonge in the oddly-shaped Los Angeles City Council District Four sat down to discuss traffic safety, bicycling, sidewalks, transportation funding, and more. The event took place at Hollywood United Methodist Church. The amicable debate was often interrupted by applause, with one heckler thrown in for […]

CD 11 Livable Streets Candidates Forum Tonight!

|
Tonight, L.A. Streetsblog, Bikerowave, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and Los Angeles Walks, hosts the first   candidate forum for the four candidates running to replace the retiring Bill Rosendahl in the Westside’s Council District 11. The Livable Streets Candidates Forum will be held tonight at Nolte Hall at 11555 National Boulevard at 7:00 […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

|
Jason Islas, our Santa Monica Next editor, has put a lot of time into making tonight’s Santa Monica candidate forum a winner. This is the second time this year we’ve hosted a debate that will feature a future mayor after our Long Beach forum last February. Join us either at the forum or online. And […]

Election Roundup: In City’s First Race Fought over Progressive Urban Planning, Streetsie Winner Huizar Prevails

|
In Los Angeles’ first political race fought over progressive urban design, incumbent City Councilmember Jose Huizar gathered nearly three times as many votes as his closest opponent, former Supervisor Gloria Molina in a lopsided victory. (Full results: here) Huizar campaigned hard on his Livable Streets record in Council District 14 (CD14) while Molina argued that […]