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1407, 2024

Popular Support Exists for Westside to San Fernando Valley Heavy Rail Line

By |July 14th, 2024|

The Sepulveda Transit Corridor (STC) is a Los Angeles Metro project that would link the San Fernando Valley to the Westside. It is still in its environmental study phase with draft Environmental Impact Reports to be released in early 2025. Metro entered into a Private-Public Partnership with two companies, L.A. SkyRail Express (LASRE) and the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Partners (STCP) to develop alternatives that aim to transform the notorious traffic bottleneck in the Sepulveda Pass. 

1107, 2024

Santa Monica Allows Boards And Commissions To Be Investigated, But Leak Lingers

By |July 11th, 2024|

After a tense discussion full of political barbs at its meeting Tuesday, the Santa Monica City Council voted to adopt a motion that subjects members of boards and commissions to the same administrative rules that city employees are bound by, allowing them to be investigated and potentially punished for violations like workplace abuse of city employees. 

1107, 2024

L.A. County Voters May Expand Board of Supervisors From Five to Nine

By |July 11th, 2024|

On Tuesday the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 to move forward with a proposal that would revamp county government by expanding the current number of board members from five to nine. The proposal would also establish the Count Executive Officer (CEO) as an elected position. Both Supervisor Holly Mitchell and Supervisor Kathryn Barger abstained from the vote citing cost and other concerns.

Popular Support Exists for Westside to San Fernando Valley Heavy Rail Line

By |July 14th, 2024|

The Sepulveda Transit Corridor (STC) is a Los Angeles Metro project that would link the San Fernando Valley to the Westside. It is still in its environmental study phase with draft Environmental Impact Reports to be released in early 2025. Metro entered into a Private-Public Partnership with two companies, L.A. SkyRail Express (LASRE) and the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Partners (STCP) to develop alternatives that aim to transform the notorious traffic bottleneck in the Sepulveda Pass. 

Santa Monica Allows Boards And Commissions To Be Investigated, But Leak Lingers

By |July 11th, 2024|

After a tense discussion full of political barbs at its meeting Tuesday, the Santa Monica City Council voted to adopt a motion that subjects members of boards and commissions to the same administrative rules that city employees are bound by, allowing them to be investigated and potentially punished for violations like workplace abuse of city employees. 

L.A. County Voters May Expand Board of Supervisors From Five to Nine

By |July 11th, 2024|

On Tuesday the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 to move forward with a proposal that would revamp county government by expanding the current number of board members from five to nine. The proposal would also establish the Count Executive Officer (CEO) as an elected position. Both Supervisor Holly Mitchell and Supervisor Kathryn Barger abstained from the vote citing cost and other concerns.

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