The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors approved initiatives that would create a new generation of public transit workers and riders, and help homeless individuals staying in buses, trains and stations secure housing and services. “It is important to ensure that our youth are deriving all of the benefits of Metro’s growing public transit system, […]
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The Board of Supervisors approved the $453-million Vermont Corridor Project that includes building new headquarters for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health; up to 4,100 sq. ft. of retail space topped with market-rate apartments; and up to 72 units of affordable housing for seniors, plus a community recreation center. The Project spans three […]
Acting on a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Board of Supervisors expressed support for a California State Senate budget proposal that would allocate $5 billion over four years to increase the construction of affordable housing and fund immediate and long-term solutions to homelessness. “While the Governor’s May Revise sets aside a portion of funds […]
Los Angeles County crews demolished the last remaining structure at the corner of Vermont Avenue and Manchester Boulevard to make way for new development projects on a site that sustained extensive damage in the 1992 Civil Unrest and remained mostly vacant ever since. “We are sweeping away the vestiges of the past and creating a […]
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to create the first Los Angeles County Arts Department. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Board Chair Sheila Kuehl coauthored the motion with broad support from arts funders, creators and institutions. “With a new arts department, we can further elevate the impact of the arts on our community, culture, and economy,” […]