SGV Connect 53: Supervisor Hilda Solis and Active SGV’s Noche de las Luminarias

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With Kris still away on his travels, this week Damien interviews Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis about her leadership at the county and on the L.A. Metro Board of Directors. Our conversation touches on transit planning, vision zero, and congestion pricing.

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Hilda Solis

Solis’ interview was arranged as part of our support for Active SGV’s Noche de las Luminarias, a once-a-year party celebrating the best in advocacy, government, and volunteerism in the San Gabriel Valley. The event is tomorrow night, Thursday, November 14 from 6-9 p.m. at the San Gabriel Mission Grapevine Arbor (324 S Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776).

Get your tickets now by clicking here.

Event proceeds will support ActiveSGV’s work, including the Bicycle Education Center and our Sustainable SGV Summer Internship program.

Joining Solis as award winners are:

Outstanding Volunteers | Brian Velez Memorial Award – Luis and Nohora Velez
SGV Business – Pablo Tamashiro, Cyber Yogurt
Community Supporting Foundation – Water Foundation
SGV City – City of Baldwin Park

Kris will be back for our next podcast. We look forward to talking with you then.

SGV Connect is supported by Foothill Transit, offering car-free travel throughout the San Gabriel Valley with connections to the new Gold Line Stations across the Foothills and Commuter Express lines traveling into the heart of downtown L.A. To plan your trip, visit Foothill Transit. “Foothill Transit. Going Good Places.”

Catch past episodes of SGV Connect and #DamienTalks on LibSyn, iTunesGoogle Play, or Overcast.

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Supervisors Take Second Step to Reduce Speed Limits on Unincorporated LA County Streets

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Today's motion, introduced by both Solis and Supervisor Janice Hahn, seeks to create a program similar to the city's for Los Angeles County. It calls on the Department of Public Works and County Council to write any ordinances the Supervisors would need to change speed limits under A.B. 43 and for Public Works and the Department of Public Health to identify streets where the county can and should lower speed limits.