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This week features the 2017 return of Happy Urbanists and the L.A. City Transportation Committee. A coincidence? or not? Also meetings on the Norwalk Green Line extension, Exide, Santa Monica and walk audits for Blue Line Stations.

    • Monday 1/9 - Tonight: Happy Urbanists gather to network and plan the livability revolution. Meet tonight from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Mohawk Bend at 2141 W Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. Details at Facebook event.
    • Monday 1/9 - Tonight: Stop by a community forum on biking and walking improvements to learn about — and weigh in on — facilities proposed near Edison Elementary School and the surrounding area in Santa Monica. The forum will be held at the Community Corporation Community Room at 2345 Virginia Avenue in Santa Monica from 6:30 - 8 p.m. See event flier at Santa Monica Next.
    • Wednesday 1/11 - The Los Angeles City Council Transportation Committee meets to discuss and decide a number of parking issues: accessible parking, graduated parking fines, Hollywood/Highland parking, and more. The meeting takes gets underway at 1 p.m. at room 1010 at City Hall at 200 North Spring Street (public entrance on Main) in downtown L.A. Details at meeting agenda.
    • Wednesday 1/11 - Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Metro and the cities of Norwalk and Santa Fe Springs, are hosting two identical community open house meetings for input on alternatives for extending the Metro Green Line east from the Norwalk Station to connect to the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Metrolink Station. Saturday's meeting is from 1 to 3 p.m. and Wednesday's meeting is 6 to 8 p.m. Both meetings take place at Sproul Reception Center at 12239 Sproul Street in Norwalk. Details at SCAG website and on flier [PDF]. Additional details are available by calling or emailing SCAG at (213)236-1897 or or norwalkgreenline[at]
    • Wednesday 1/11 - The Department of Toxic Substances Control has released draft environment impact reports regarding the cleanup of both the Exide facility and the surrounding community. They will be hosting three meetings to get public comment on the plans. The first is slated for this Wednesday, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Our Lady of Victory Church, 1316 S. Herbert Avenue in East L.A. A Maywood meeting is scheduled for January 19, and the Boyle Heights meetings is set for January 28. The period for public comment has been extended to February 15. Details about the cleanup plans can be found here:
    • Wednesday 1/11 and Saturday 1/14 - The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition is recruiting volunteers to help conduct walk audits of Artesia and Compton Metro Blue Line Stations. The actual walk audits take place at 9 a.m. this Saturday. Volunteers should attend a training session this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at LACBC offices at 634 S Spring Street, 1st Floor Edison Room, in downtown Los Angeles. Additional information and sign-ups at LACBC. Share via Facebook event.

Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe [at]

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