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This Week in Livable Streets

10:01 AM PDT on March 22, 2016


Support Streetsblog L.A. as we celebrate a couple of Santa Monica streetsie awards this Thursday! Re:code hosts its South L.A. forum. The architect/artist/urbanist Mark Lakeman is speaking at various venues. Scholar Garrett Broad speaks about food justice. South and East L.A. build community unity through kickball and mixers. Plus parking reform, Metro and more!

    • Tuesday 3/22 - Tonight - An evening with inspirational urbanist Mark Lakeman of Portland City Repair speaking from 7 to 10 p.m. at Holy Nativity Church, 6700 West 83rd Street in Westchester. Event details at More L.A. Lakeman events all week - see below.
    • Wednesday 3/23 - City Repair's Mark Lakeman leads an Intersection Repair and Dedication Ceremony at Watts Labor Community Action Committee from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Event details at City Repair.
    • Wednesday 3/23 - Holy Don Shoup! The Los Angeles City Council Transportation Committee tackles some great parking reform motions, including a proposal to return a portion of parking meter revenue to the neighborhood where it is generated. Meeting starts at 1 p.m. at L.A. City Hall room 1010. More details on meeting agenda.
    • Thursday 3/24 - The Metro board holds its monthly meeting, probably with plenty of discussion on receiving and filing the agency's latest expenditure plan draft for its new sales tax planned for a ballot measure this November. Lots more important smaller-budget agenda items, including a laudable plan to charge for Expo 2 car parking. The meeting gets underway at 9 a.m. at Metro Headquarters, behind Union Station in downtown L.A. Details at Metro meeting page.
    • Thursday 3/24 - Join Streetsblog L.A. and Santa Monica Next as we honor Hulu, CycleHop, and Assemblymember Richard Bloom with their 2015 Streetsie Awards. The festivities run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Breeze Bike-Share headquarters at 17th Street and Colorado Boulevard in Santa Monica. Tickets are $20 and totally worth it! Details and rsvp at Eventbrite. Share via Facebook event.
City Repair comes to Los Angeles this week
City Repair comes to Los Angeles this week

Friday 3/25 - Mark Lakeman of Portland's City Repair speaks at Los Angeles Eco-Village. The talk takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. at 117 Bimini Place in Koreatown. Reservations requested, email crsp [at] or call 213.738.1254. More details at L.A. Eco-Village.

  • Saturday 3/26 - Re:code L.A. unveils the first components of the new Zoning Code at a forum at the MLK Recreation Center in South L.A. from 9 to noon. They will offer an overview presentation near the beginning of the forum and again midway through. There will be information stations where you can get the details, ask questions, and tell re:code what you think. If you took part in the previous round of forums, this is an opportunity to see how re:code incorporated your ideas. Details, here.
  • Saturday 3/26 - Join Community Services Unlimited at their 4th Saturday community event at the Paul Robeson Center. Scholar Garrett Broad will host a dialogue about his newly published book, "More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change." In it, he charts the inequities created by the industrialized food system as well as the efforts emerging from within so called "food deserts" to generate new and innovative models. Spoiler alert: CSU's work awesome food justice work is featured. Dialogue begins at 11:30 a.m. As always, CSU will host a produce stand from the Village Market Place, gardening activities, music, and more. Details, here.
  • Saturday 3/26 - Love riding your bike? Believe in justice in all of our communities!? Join the 1st South East LA/ East LA Riders BBQ Mixer! We will be discussing plans for the following events: #SELACiclavia #LARiverBikeToxicTour #ReClaimingTheLARiver
    Meet up at the East Yards Communities for Environmental Justice Community Room (5117 Kinsie St., Commerce, CA 90040) from 3 - 5 p.m. Need more information? Call 323.263.2113
  • Saturday 3/26 - Cheer on some of your favorite South L.A. and Eastside mobility superheroes as they vie for the coveted Watts Community Trophy at the 4th Annual South L.A. Kickball Classic at Ted Watkins Park. Hosted by the Los Ryderz and East Side Riders, the fun begins at 9 a.m. Details, here.
  • Saturday-Sunday 3/26-27 - City Repair placemaking training at L.A. Eco-Village. Event details at L.A. Eco-Village.
  • Sunday 3/27 - Bike SGV invites you to celebrate the newly-opened Metro Foothill Gold Line extension by biking the Gold Line. Meet at the Arcadia Station at 9 a.m. Details at Facebook event.
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