1,000 More Buses, 1,000 Less Police!
Last Tuesday, MTA gave us just two days' notice of a special "workshop" on the 2009 Long-Range Transit Plan. This "workshop" was actually where they wanted to adopt the 2009 LRTP. The public has not seen a version of the LRTP since 2008! We knew we had to stop this undemocratic, unethical vote.
11-The Bus Riders Union (BRU) was successful in halting a Los Angeles County
MTA Board of Directors vote to adopt the 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan
(LRTP), a $270 billion, 35-year blueprint for regional transportation. This
came just 2 days after the MTA notified the public about a scheduled vote at a
Special Board meeting, misleadingly titled a LRTP "workshop." And less than 24
hours after MTA staff made this 60-paged document available for the public to
review. On behalf of MTA Chair Antonio Villaraigosa, Director Richard Katz
asked the Board to hold off on the vote in order to provide the public
sufficient time to review the 2009 LRTP. The Board moved to revisit the 2009
LRTP at the July Board meeting.
On April 23rd we held our first community meeting on "truancy" tickets
and school police conduct...find out more and learn how to get
Publication/Circulation Date:May 8 2009
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Westchester High students circulate petition asking Canter to change her vote authorizing teacher layoffs
, The Argonaut, April 30, 2009
BY GARY WALKER