MOVE LA - Save The Date for Transportation Conversation 9
Ballot measures R, M and H will transform Los Angeles County into a more livable, sustainable and equitable place in which to live. But with these game-changing measures under our belts we are bringing our coalition together again for another of our Annual Transportation Conversations — the 9th! — in order to discuss which problems might all tackle next.
Our coalition has been expanded beyond the original business-labor-environmental constituencies. It now includes faith-based organizations, advocates for social justice and for a more bike and pedestrian-friendly LA County, seniors, people with disabilities, and students. And as our coalition expanded, perhaps our ambitions should expand too.
What’s next LA? Of course we should engage in the implementation of Measures R and M. Our rail system is growing, but bus ridership is declining, and that's not good enough when voters just approved major new operations funding.
Should we also work to make sure the affordable housing program in LA County is more robust, especially near transit stations, and that anti-displacement strategies are in place?
Should we join our environmental & environmental justice allies to seek a real solution to LA County's longstanding air pollution challenge while also achieving enormous reductions in greenhouse gases?
Denny Zane for Move LA