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Renter protections, Metro Public Safety Committee and D Line construction meetings, Taylor Swift concerts, and more

1:51 PM PDT on July 31, 2023

Metro added extra transit service for August Taylor Swift concerts

Renters seek emergency protections as COVID rent debt comes due, Metro hosts Public Safety Committee and D Line construction meetings, and Metro prepares for the arrival of the Swifties

  • Tuesday 8/1 - COVID rent debt accumulated from March 1, 2020 through September 30th, 2021 is now due in full. Households unable to pay back rent will be at risk of eviction. Members of the Keep L.A. Housed Coalition are calling for renters to show up at City Council Tuesday to demand the Mayor and Council take immediate action to prevent a wave of evictions and a spike in homelessness. See Keep L.A. Housed's toolkit for information on how to participate and provide comment at Council here. See a joint posting from Mayor Karen Bass and Council District 4 City Councilmember Nithya Raman on renters' rights and resources here. See the Council agenda here.
  • Wednesday 8/2 - Speak up about COVID protections at the Housing and Homelessness Committee at 3 p.m. on Wednesday (meeting agenda). For more details, see Keep LA Housed's toolkit here.
  • Wednesday 8/2 - Metro will host a D (Purple) Line Extension construction update meeting, covering all three sections (1,2 and 3) currently under construction. The lunchtime webinar starts at 12 p.m. Details at Metro meeting page.
  • Thursday 8/3 - Metro's Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) will meet at 6 p.m. at Metro's headquarters at One Gateway Plaza, behind Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Details at Metro meeting page.
  • Thursday 8/3 - Taylor Swift begins six nights of sold-out concerts at So-Fi Stadium. Swift fans and other transit riders across L.A. County can take advantage of extended systemwide Metro rail service running until 2 a.m. this Thursday through Saturday and next week Monday through Wednesday. Details at SBLA post.

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

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