The Rams Give Back
October 28, 2016 - 3:00pm
The Rams, in partnership with the NFL, have reached agreement to provide the Los Angeles Unified School District with a large equipment/apparel donation to the 67 schools that play football in the district. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Jobs for Generations
October 27, 2016 - 12:03pm
Significant investments in new housing and an accelerated expansion of our relatively nascent public transit system are crucial to the Los Angeles of the future. Without such investments, we can expect to encounter an increasingly unhealthy mix of escalating rents that drive residents further and further from their jobs as well as an exhausted infrastructure that cannot handle more cars and traffic. To read the entire HuffingtonPost.com article click here.
Broad Business Support for Tax Hikes
October 21, 2016 - 2:29pm
Four years ago, business leaders financed a multimillion-dollar campaign to oppose an initiative to raise income taxes on California’s highest earners. The same year, the California Chamber of Commerce was featured prominently in television advertisements against a ballot measure to increase the cigarette tax. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Metro CEO Phil Washington Responds
October 18, 2016 - 4:33pm
As the Measure M vote rapidly approaches, Metro CEO Phil Washington took to Reddit this afternoon to answer questions directly from the people. During the one hour "ask me anything" session, Washington fielded questions about Measure M, safety on the Blue Line, and why Metro still dresses its buses and trains in unnerving cloth seats. To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here.
Mayor Leads Support for Measure M
October 14, 2016 - 6:20pm
Mayor Eric Garcetti has taken a somewhat chill approach to his first four years in charge. Whereas his predecessor, Antonio Villaraigosa, was all big ideas bold visions, which more often than not ended in failure (like his gambit to take over the public school system or planting a million trees), Garcetti has focused on the quiet job of governing, of making City Hall run smoothly. To read the entire LAWeekly.com article click here.
Football Fans Boost Measure M Support
October 14, 2016 - 6:10pm
Backers of the proposed extension and increase in a countywide sales tax to fund transit projects pointed Tuesday to the success of the Metro Expo Line, and its heavy use by fans attending Los Angeles Rams games, as an example of transportation improvements the levy would fund. To read the entire EGPNews.com article click here.
Voting for Transit Improvements
October 14, 2016 - 6:04pm
The success of Measure M may hinge on what some transportation experts argue has plagued Los Angeles County light rail development for decades: regional and provincial politics. To read the entire ArgonautNews.com article click here.
The Price of Measure M
October 14, 2016 - 5:59pm
There's been a great deal of fanfare surrounding Measure M, the ballot measure put forth by Metro to spark off a number of transportation projects (like a westward extension of the Purple Line, and a tunnel through the Sepulveda Pass). If passed by a two-thirds majority in November, the measure will raise the sales-tax by a half cent, as well as extending another half-cent sales tax increase—Measure R, which was passed in 2008. To read the entire LAist.com article click here.
Finish the Line!
September 20, 2016 - 10:24am
Under a new arrangement announced by WEHOville, the proposed northern extension of Metro's Crenshaw/LAX Line could begin construction earlier than currently planned. To read the entire Urbanize.LA article click here.
Permits Approved for Excavation
September 16, 2016 - 5:44pm
The Rams are going down this fall. And they’re happy about it. They’ve gotten the permits from Inglewood to begin excavating their stadium site, and their developers plan to begin the big dig in the next two or three months for a venue that will be sunk at least 100 feet into the ground. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.