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.

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Friday, July 16, 2010 (registration: 8:30 a.m.)

California Science Center – Wallis Annenberg Building (Muses Room)
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

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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 RSVPs are appreciated but not required.