This Week In Livable Streets

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Metro’s lower 710 Freeway task force, L.A. Harbor plans, inquests into three fatal shootings by police, public health updates, and more:

  • Varies L.A. County Public Health’s 2 p.m. COVID-19 briefings are one or two days each week. 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.
  • Ongoing – L.A. City Planning recently released an updated Harbor L.A. Storymap to show the evolution of the Harbor Gateway and Wilmington-Harbor City community plans. The Storymap includes a summary of comments received and revised draft land-use maps reflecting the public input received thus far. It also introduces new zoning components developed as part of the comprehensive update of the City’s Zoning Code to be applied to the Harbor L.A. Plans. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to check out the plans and continue to submit feedback to planning.harborlaplans@lacity.org or by calling (213) 340-3950.
  • Monday 12/13 – Metro’s lower 710 Freeway widening task force will hold its third meeting today, from 5-7:30 p.m. Access and other meeting details are at Metro’s meeting page. See also recent SBLA coverage of the task force’s work.
  • Wednesday 12/15, Thursday 12/16, and Friday 12/17 – The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner will conduct three inquests this week, beginning on 12/15, into the deaths of Dijon Durand Kizzee, Samuel Herrera, Jr., and Dana Mitchell Young, Jr., all of whom were shot and killed by police. The most recent such inquest was held in January of this year, in regard to the shooting death of Fred Williams III. They have proven disappointing thus far, in that the Sheriff’s Department continues to actively fight both accountability and the inquest process. You can watch the 12/15 proceedings via Zoom (here), beginning at 9 a.m. Kizzee’s case will be addressed first, followed by Herrera’s, and then Young’s. For more information, see the MEC press release here.
  • Wednesday 12/15 – Metro’s Public Safety Advisory Committee will meet from 5-7 p.m. Details at Metro meeting page.
  • Thursday 12/16 – Everyone In will host an End-of-Year Advocacy Town Hall, billed as “a recap of what happened and what we’ve learned in 2021 as we look ahead to 2022 – to build power for a future in Los Angeles County that helps tenants stay housed and creates more affordable housing to ensure every community addresses inequity and is given the resources to thrive.” Details and sign-up at Everyone In event page.
  • Sunday 12/19 – Metro transit service schedule changes go into effect – including the third and final round of changes from Metro’s NextGen study. Details at The Source.
  • Next week: Monday 12/20 – Metro’s On the Move Riders Program 10 a.m. Westside Central Regional Meeting will host a presentation on Making a Bus Schedule. Have you ever wondered how Metro researches and produces the bus schedules that thousands of patrons follow as they crisscross the county to work, social, educational and entertainment destinations? On Monday, December 20, 2021 from 10 to 11 am, a Metro planner will explain how a bus schedule is crafted into transit guides for residents. Details at Metro meeting page.

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