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This week Metro board committees meet, the Arts District gives input on Metro art, and anti-Measure S leaders plan strategies.

    • Wednesday 1/18 and Thursday 1/19 - Metro board committees meet to negotiate board business in advance of the January 26 full board meeting. This week's meetings include big decisions for rail projects, including the Regional Connector, Crenshaw/LAX, Purple Line Extension Phase 2, development guidelines for lots at Mariachi Plaza, and possible new downtown L.A. Arts District Red/Purple Line station/s. Meeting agendas at Metro website.
    • Wednesday 1/18 - Metro and the Historic Cultural Neighborhood Council Urban Design/Land Use Committee host a public presentation by artist Jacob Hashimoto who will create artwork for Metro’s Emergency Security Operations Center (ESOC) in the Arts District at Ducommun and Center Streets. The meeting takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at SCI-Arc, Room 160, at 350 Merrick Street, in the downtown L.A. Arts District. Additional meeting details at The Source.
    • Thursday 1/19 - Abundant Housing L.A. hosts a discussion about Measure S - the "Neighborhood Integrity Initiative" and how to make sure it does not pass in March. Anti-Measure S leaders will be present, including from the L.A. and O.C. Building & Construction Trades Council and the L.A. Chamber of Commerce. The meeting takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Mercado La Paloma at 3655 S. Grand Avenue in South Los Angeles. Meeting details at Facebook event.
    • Thursday, 1/19 - The Culver City Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee is taking public comment on proposed protected that would connect the Expo Station to the restaurants and attractions in DTCC.  via email and at a meeting set for 6 to 8 p.m. KPCC has a full story, here.
    • Friday 1/20 - At 10 a.m., the City Council will discuss and define what it means to be a "sanctuary city," clarify the role of an Immigrant Advocate, identify sources of funding that could potentially be affected by taking a stand to protect immigrants, and identify state laws relevant to immigration and which may come into conflict with changes in federal laws. See original motion here and the agenda for the meeting, here.

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

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