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Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Station Area Planning Workshops and Project Update Meetings

Crenshaw LAX Corridor

The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Team welcomes your participation at the Station Area Planning Workshops/Project Update Meetings. Over the past few months, we have held several Station Area Planning Workshops. During the next series of community workshops, we will provide a project update, discuss input received from past workshops, and present new information on station alternatives, station area planning, streetscape, and landscape design concepts. We will also provide an update on the maintenance facility site evaluation.

Thursday, October 28, 2010 (6pm -8pm)
Florence/West Station
Inglewood City Hall – Community Room, First Floor
One W. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301
Served by Metro Lines 40, 115, 740, 111, 711 & 212.

Thursday, November 4, 2010 (6pm – 8pm)
Crenshaw/MLK & Crenshaw/Vernon Stations
LADWP Crenshaw Customer Service Center Auditorium
4030 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Served by Metro Lines 40, 105, 210, 305, 710 & 740.

Saturday, November 6, 2010 (10am – Noon)
Florence/La Brea Station
Faithful Central Church – The Living Room
400 W. Florence Ave., Inglewood, CA 90301
Served by Metro Lines 40, 111, 115, 212 & 740.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 (6pm – 8pm)
Crenshaw/Slauson Station, Park Mesa Heights Alignment
Crenshaw High School Library
5010 11th Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043
Served by Metro Lines 40 & 210.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 (6pm – 8pm)
Aviation/Manchester & Aviation/Century Stations
Westchester Senior Center
8740 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
Served by Metro Line 115.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 (6pm – 8pm)
Crenshaw/Exposition Station
West Angeles Church – The Crystal Room
3045 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
Served by Metro Lines 38, 210, 305 & 710.

All are welcome to attend, and you are encouraged to share this invitation with fellow community members, neighbors, and any others. We look forward to your participation in the planning process.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Kinya Claiborne at 310.333.1846 or RSVP@mckissackmw.com.

For more information on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor visit metro.net/crenshaw.

Food Access and Transportation Community Meetings

FOOD ACCESS

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VIDEO: Fair Hiring Policy Adopted Unanimously!

Ridley-Thomas authored Construction Careers Policy will create approximately 4,000 jobs for local residents and the unemployed

The Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority today unanimously approved Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ motion to establish a Construction Careers Policy (CCP) for the hiring of local residents for the next phase of the Exposition Light Rail Transit Line project.

“This Expo Light Rail CCP is one of the strongest employment policies in the region,” Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said. “It will bring over 4,000 desperately needed jobs to residents in our community who will now have employment opportunities with future light rail, subway, and highway projects.”

Phase II of the Exposition Metro Light Rail line project will extend from Culver City to Santa Monica, providing both construction period and permanent job opportunities for hundreds of local residents.

“This will be an extremely significant local hiring policy and will help to ensure that Measure R ‘half cent sales tax’ funded projects will benefit L.A. County residents,” the Supervisor said.

Under the Supervisor’s proposal, the new CCP policy will ensure that at least 30% of total construction hours, under a Project Labor Agreement with building trade unions, are performed by local residents who live in high unemployment zip codes, where rates are equal to or in excess of 150% of the County average, or within five miles of the project alignment from L.A. to Santa Monica.

At least one third of that amount will be set aside for economically disadvantaged individuals who reside in the construction area.

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas spearheaded the effort, which is a key victory in his campaign to put Second District residents back to work.

The next step is a similar policy for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center (MACC) and buildings surrounding the renovation of the In-Patient Tower—the site of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital.

The Board of Supervisors will vote on a CCP for the hospital and related projects at a Board meeting that will be held on October 5, 2010, which will be open to the public.

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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