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Fight For Local Jobs In The Second District On Monday!

FIGHT FOR LOCAL JOBS IN THE SECOND DISTRICT

Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority

Special Board of Directors Meeting

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A critical vote establishing a Local Hiring Policy for the next phase of the Exposition Metro Light Rail Transit Line is imminent. Phase II of the line will extend from Culver City to Santa Monica, and will provide major construction period and permanent job opportunities for local residents.

The policy under consideration will ensure that at least 30% of total construction hours worked on Phase II under a Project Labor Agreement with building trade unions are performed by local residents who live in high unemployment ZIP codes (150% of the County average OR within five miles of the project alignment (LA to Santa Monica). At least one third of that amount will be set aside for economically disadvantaged individuals.

This will be the strongest local hiring policy in a Metro project’s recent history and will help to insure that Measture R (1/2 cent sales tax) funded projects will benefit Los Angeles County residents. It will set a standard for local hiring on future light rail, subway, and highway projects.

Metro iPhone App Released

Metro iPhone App

Go Metro to work, shopping, schools or entertainment all over Los Angeles County with our official iPhone app. Whether you’re a first time rider and would like to find out how to get started or if you travel frequently and need to plan your trip out on the town, use this app to find all of the convenient ways to get there when you Go Metro. As this is Build 1.0 of our iPhone app, we’d love to get your feedback to make the product better.

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Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Calls For An Expo Line Inspector General

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From USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism:

L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will ask his colleagues on the Expo Line Board of Directors to considering hiring a full-time inspector general and ethics officer for the light rail construction authority.

“Both the large scale of the Exposition Metro Line and the varied composition of its Board of Directors require the oversight of a full-time Inspector General and Ethics Officer,” says a motion by Ridley-Thomas posted to the Expo Authority website on Monday.

If the board approves his motion, a plan would be presented in October for creating the new position.

The authority currently relies on a contracted Metro employee for ethics compliance.

The board will consider the motion at its next meeting is 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the County Hall of Administration.

Original at Neon Tommy.

Vote For Your Favorite Transit Video

Metro Video Contest

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It was a tough choice, but the finalists in the Transit Flicks Video Contest have been selected. Now the decision is up to you!

Please view all of the finalists and use the ballot to vote for your favorite by midnight, September 7, 2010, PDT. The Grand Prize winner receives a free EZ transit pass for one year!

Vote Here

TONIGHT: Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Streetscape Design Workshop

You are invited to participate in a Streetscape Design Workshop for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor. The purpose is to share ideas and hear your thoughts on streetscape, landscape, and urban design concepts for this section of Crenshaw Bl.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 (6pm – 8pm)
Lula Washington Dance Theater

3773 Crenshaw Bl
Los Angeles, California 90016

Served by Metro Lines 102, 305, 608, & 710.
This meeting will focus on the segment of the corridor between Exposition Bl and 39th St.

Your opinion counts! Let your voice be heard and come be a part of the planning process!

All are welcome to attend, including community members, neighbors, educators, church members and business representatives.

We look forward to your participation.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Kinya Claiborne at 310.333.1846 or kinyac@mckissackmw.com. RSVPs are appreciated but not required.