Time for more Westside Meetings!

Alex and I were driving home on Sunday night with a car full of baby stuff when we noticed a string of 720 buses heading west. It was 8 or 9 or something at night, and these buses were P A C K E D like it was 5 p.m. on a weekday evening.

You know how you used to get a new pair of shoes before the school year started? And, then around April those shoes were looking pretty ragged. You'd worn them everyday, you grew a little bit, and while your feet just kept growing, you knew eventually you'd need to get new shoes. Well...let's pretend it's April and we need to get a new pair of shoes...rather...we need something else (or new) on Wilshire Boulevard.

If you are a regular reader of GH&T, you know I work on this project.

Here's the information for the next round of meetings that Metro distributed yesterday:

Please join us for the final round of community update meetings for the Westside Extension Transit Corridor Alternatives Analysis Study. This study is evaluating alternatives to address the growing traffic and congestion in the 38-square mile study area.

Metro will provide an update to the public of its analysis to date, including draft recommendations. In the fall, Metro will present the Alternatives Analysis Report and its recommendations to the Board, which may then authorize a full environmental review.

There are 5 meetings scheduled:
Santa Monica
Wednesday, September 3, 2008; 6 to 8 p.m.
Santa Monica Public Library, Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica

West Hollywood
Thursday, September 4, 2008; 6 to 8 p.m.
Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood

Beverly Hills
Saturday, September 6, 2008; 2 to 4 p.m.
Beverly Hills Public Library Auditorium
444 N Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills

Los Angeles /Mid-Wilshire
Monday, September 8, 2008; 6to 8 p.m.
LACMA West, Terrace Room
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, 5th Floor

Los Angeles/Westwood
Wednesday, September 10, 2008; 6 to 8 p.m.
Westwood Presbyterian
10822 Wilshire Boulevard

Please join us to review the recommendations and receive a status report on the Study and potential schedule for future steps. Content presented at these meetings will be identical, so make sure to attend at the time and location most convenient for you.

For additional information or questions, please visit the Westside Extension Transit Corridor Study website at metro.net/westside or contact the project information line at 213.922.6934.
Because of the pending delivery, we don't know if we are going to make any of the meetings.  I know that I'll be on leave during the meetings, but if you know me...I can't help it. I like these transit meetings, and it's never too early to start bringing your kids to community meetings.  Maybe it will help to push off teenage rebellion if kids find out early on someone's listening to them.  

Ah, I know...the wishful thinking of a know-nothing expecting first time mother...  :-)

If Alex, Baby, and I are going to get to one of the meetings, my money is on the LACMA meeting.  This has got to be my favorite meeting venue because the 720 (or 20) drops you off at the front door.  Literally...At the Front Door.  No, really - like off the bus, two steps, and into the building.  

If you can't make it to the meeting, don't forget to send in your comments, questions, and concerns.  

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