Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Measure R local return will be discussed in full City Council on Wednesday, April 28th at 10am, NOT Tuesday. We need to have cyclists, pedestrians and supporters out in full force to ensure that the full City Council passes the proposal. Measure R will ensure that we have money for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure on our streets next year. It's important that we (LOOK AT CONSTANT CONTACT)
The item is number 8 on the agenda, so don't worry too much if you're running late.
Here's your chance to be a major part of making safer streets for bicyclists and pedestrians.
What: Measure R 10% Full Council Meeting
When: Wednesday, April 18th, 10am
Where: Council Chambers, 200 N. Spring St. LA 90012, Room 340
Talking Points for Wednesday:
- There are numerous economic benefits to bicycling and walking. Biking and walking promote commerce and economic vitality of a city.
- There are thousands of ready-to-go projects in Los Angeles. LADOT has the list.
- It is time to start giving cyclists and pedestrians their fair share of funding.
- The future of sustainable transportation for our city relies on the implementation of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
- There are more and more people bicycling and walking. Thus we need more dedicated funding streams for bicycle and pedestrian projects.
- There are thousands of shovel-ready projects that rely on this dedicated funding to implement much-needed bike lanes and bike-friendly streets as outlined in the current and proposed Bike Plan.
- In the report, the language states that there is a 5% for bicyclists and 5% for pedestrians. We would like it changed back to 10% to allow more flexibility based on need.
- Cities across the United States are incorporating bicyclists and pedestrians as transportation and LA needs to catch up and include them in the budget.
- The dedicated set-aside shows that you, our political leaders, are committed to creating a more healthy and livable Los Angeles.
If you plan to attend, please e-mail TenPercent@la-bike.org.
Dorothy Le | Planning and Policy Director
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
634 S. Spring St. Ste 821, LA, CA 90014
Tel O: 213-629-2142 | C: 424-212-9327
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.la-bike.org
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Sunday, April 25, 2010
Department of City Planning
Community Planning Bureau - West Coastal Division
200 N. Spring St., Room 621
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 978-1226 - fax
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The AIA|LA Emerging Urban Designers Forum presents:
A Mini-Charette, Finding Public Open Space in Los Angeles
Creating Open Space In An Age of Austerity
April 21st @ Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Continuing this year's topic of Open Space, April's Forum will be a session to brainstorm working methods and tactics for creating open space in the context of vanishing public-sector funding.
7 pm: Mini- Charette at Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Michael Sweeney from Rios Clementi Hale will introduce the topic through a presentation about finding methods and strategies for open space. Discussion during the mini-charrette will be based on questions such as:
- In a built-out city, where can we find opportunities for public open space?
- What latent or underutilized open space resources are available?
- Do we need to make better use of Los Angeles' limited open space resources or do we need more open space?
- As a city, where can we find the money, the will, and the land for open space in Los Angeles?
- As professionals, what opportunities do we see?
Rios Clementi Hale Studios
639 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
8.15 pm: The Social @ Pueblo Viejo
5722 Melrose Ave
Hollywood, CA 90038
Come join the discussion!
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Friday, April 9, 2010
Dear BizFed members,
As we rev up our support for accelerating the use of Measure R funds before the Metro board's consideration April 22, I knew you would want to see this hot-off-the-presses report by LAEDC on the significant economic impact Measure R will have for the entire region.
Some key highlights for your quick review:
· Total spending, budgeted to exceed $34.7 billion, will generate $68.8 billion in economic output (measured by business revenues) in the five-county Southern California region.
· Average annual project spending is estimated at $1.157 billion, with an average annual economic impact of $2.292 billion and an annual average of 16,900 jobs with $746 million in annual earnings.
· Over the entire time-span of Measure R, this will add 507,500 jobs with earnings of $22.4 billion.
· The total economic output associated with highway and freeway projects is estimated at $46.3 billion, including new freeways or highways, expanding capacity on freeways and interchanges, and grade separations along major goods movement corridors and sound wall barriers.
· Transit projects including construction of light and heavy rail lines, subway extensions, and bus rapid transit lines will generate $22.5 billion in total (direct, indirect and induced) output for the Southern California region.
· Almost 40 percent of the total output earned by firms will be in the construction industry - and over 43 percent of the jobs generated. However, other industries are also significantly impacted including: manufacturing; real estate; retail trade; accommodation and food services; professional and scientific services; finance and insurance; and health care.
· Total tax revenues collected will exceed $9.3 billion, or an annual average of $310 million. Approximately 70 percent, or $6.6 billion, will be earned at the federal level. More than $2.3 billion in state taxes will be paid over the life of Measure R.
The 19-page report is attached and has detailed year-by-year breakdowns in categories including fiscal impact, job creation and industry-specific impact.
I hope you find this as helpful as I did in reinforcing the very real impact Measure R projects will have on our economy – and am excited that we have a united voice of support for the "30/10" Initiative and accelerating this impact into the next decade!
Tracy Rafter, CEO
BizFed, Los Angeles County Business Federation
818.429.0862 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Grassroots alliance of 70 top LA County business groups
Mobilizing over 100,000 business owners
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Historic Preservation Projects
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
2:00pm - 4:30pm
City Hall Edward E. Roybal Hearing Room
As part of a National Register Historic District, the rehabilitation of Broadways buildings is an important effort. Whether you have a commercial building or a theatre, are ready to begin a project, or are dreaming of what might be possible, come and hear from experts about tax credits, programs and other incentives which can help your historic rehabilitation project pencil out.
Overview of Historic Preservation Guidelines
Historic & New Market Tax Credits
Façade & Preservation Easements & Grant Programs
Federal, State & Local Incentives, Credits & Discount Programs
Tax-Exempt Bond Programs
Case Studies of Completed Projects
Public-Private Partnerships - Packaging the Deal
Mike Buhler, Los Angeles Conservancy
Chris Fedokowski, CFC Group
Tara Jones Hamacher, Historic Consultants
Ed Kelsey, League of Historic American Theatres
Lambert Giessinger, Office of Historic Resources
George Smallwood, Community Development Dept.
Jina Woon, L.A. Development Fund
Event is free. All are welcome. No RSVP required for attendance. For parking arrangements, call 213-978-3020 before 5pm on April 16
Our web site is: www.BringingBackBroadway.com
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Thursday, April 1, 2010