This Week In Livable Streets
Decriminalizing “Jaywalking”, El Sereno area Valley Boulevard improvements, Metro Public Safety committee, Crenshaw North, Black Lives Matter L.A., Neighborhood Council deadlines, and more:
- Varies – L.A. County Public Health’s former daily 2 p.m. COVID-19 briefings are now generally on Mondays and Wednesdays. Watch at the County Channel, Channel 94 on most cable systems, or via the County of Los Angeles Facebook page, where broadcast briefings are archived.
- All month – The L.A. County Bicycle Coalition hosts the L.A. Rivers Challenge, where participants will ride, walk, or run L.A.’s historic waterways. Details on LACBC social media: Youtube, Facebook. Register at LACBC event webpage.
- Monday 5/3 – Today starting at 1 p.m., walk advocacy groups will host a free webinar on Decriminalizing Jaywalking: A National Discussion. Panelists include Angie Schmitt, formerly of SBUSA and author of Right of Way; Caro Jauregui, California Walks; Charles Brown, Equitable Cities; Patrick Hope, Virginia House of Delegates; John Yi, Los Angeles Walks; and Michael Kelly, Bike Walk Kansas City. Sign-up via Zoom pre-registration.
- Tuesday 5/4 – Tomorrow is another deadline day for some L.A. City Neighborhood Council elections! Tomorrow is the last day to request a mail-in ballot for Region 4, which includes the following councils: Greater Toluca Lake, Greater Valley Glen, NoHo, North Hollywood North East, North Hollywood West, North Westwood, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Valley Village, and Van Nuys. Tomorrow is also the last day to mail in ballots for Region 3, which includes the following councils: Canoga Park, Encino, Reseda, Tarzana, West Hills, Winnetka, and Woodland Hills – Warner Center. Find your region’s election timetable at the L.A. City webpage. To request a ballot go to the NC elections sign-up webpage. More background at SBLA article.
- Tuesday 5/4 – The L.A. City Bureau of Engineering will host a 6 p.m. public meeting for input on proposed transportation improvements along Valley Boulevard and Mission Road from Union Station to the city border with East L.A. and Alhambra. Meeting details and online survey at BOE project webpage.
- Wednesday 5/5 – Black Lives Matter – Los Angeles will host its weekly Fund Services, Not Police Rally starting at 3 p.m. at 1313 West 8th Street in Central City West. Organizers request that attendees be double-masked and stay socially distant. Details at BLM-LA’s instagram.
- Wednesday 5/5 – Metro’s Public Safety Advisory Committee will meet from 5-6:30 p.m. Details at Metro PSAC webpage – click on upcoming meetings tab.
- Continuing Thursday 5/6 – Metro will host two remaining scoping meetings for its Crenshaw Northern Extension Project which will extend the Crenshaw/LAX Line north to connect to the D and B Lines. The scoping meetings will give a project overview, present expected Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Alternatives, and receive feedback and input from residents, communities, businesses, cities and stakeholders. The 45-day scoping period began on April 15 and will end Friday, May 28. Comment via email to crenshawnorth[at]metro.net, via Metro Crenshaw North webpage, or calling Metro at (213)418-3093. The virtual scoping meetings will take place:
– Thursday 5/6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom link, meeting ID: 829 9668 0178
– Saturday 5/8 from 10 a.m. to noon via Zoom link, meeting ID: 848 8036 3069
Details at Metro’s The Source post, which includes a recent video introducing the Crenshaw Northern Extension.
Did we miss anything? Is there something we should list on future calendars? Email joe [at] streetsblog.org