This interview airs on Time Warner’s Local Edition on October 25th and October 26th.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2010 (9am – 12pm)
4301 S. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90011
7:00 A.M. Registration 9:00 A.M. Walk Begins
Register at www.homewalkla.org or call 1-888-2-HELP-LA
Los Angeles County has 45,000 homeless people, with almost 39% residing in the Second District. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has made ending and preventing homelessness in Los Angeles County and the Second District a priority. He has developed a strategic plan and has been actively working in the community to solve the problem.
The Supervisor will be leading a Second District Team at the United Way Home Walk on November 13, 2010 at Exposition Park (between Sports Arena and Coliseum) to raise funds for homeless individuals and families. Please join us for this important endeavor. Click onto the website and join the Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas Home Walk Team. Your $35.00 registration fee will go directly to our goal of raising at least $1,500 for services for homeless individuals! Show your commitment and join the team! Recruit family, friends and colleagues to join us as we have fun and address a serious problem.
The dollars we raise will help end homelessness in the second District!
For our community, the Crenshaw/LAX rail line represents the final eight-and-a-half miles of a much longer journey. More than a quarter century ago, Mayor Tom Bradley, Congressman Julian Dixon and then-State Senator Diane Watson championed the idea of a rail line linking the Crenshaw District to a transit network spread across Los Angeles County.
But the Crenshaw line was soon derailed. After languishing for decades, the project was revived in the last two years through a push from County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Last week, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer joined Ridley-Thomas, Mayor Villaraigosa and Los Angeles County Federation of Labor head Maria Elena-Durazo to announce a $546 million Obama Administration loan for Crenshaw rail.
The Crenshaw line is back on track, and it’s time to speed that train up! We have been patient. Now we must move full steam ahead.