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Help Win “THE DECISION”

Posted by Fix Expo Team On May - 22 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

We have less than 4 days until the huge MTA Board vote on Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ motion to underground the entirety of the Crenshaw-LAX Line on Crenshaw Blvd and return the Leimert Park Village station to the project.  Here’s what you can do to help win this monumental vote, which will determine the future of Crenshaw Blvd for the next hundred years.

1) ATTEND THE BOARD MEETING

There are nearly 400 seats in the MTA Board room chambers. Each of them need to be filled with supporters of the motion.

The meeting starts at 9 a.m. and free chartered buses will depart from the Crenshaw District at 7:30 a.m. To RSVP for a seat email crenshaw@fixexpo.org or call: 323-761-6435.

2) SEND AN EMAIL NOW

The MTA Board members have heard from a lot of us, but they have not heard enough of us. Send an email to the board members at crenshaw@fixexpo.org and jacksonm@metro.net

Request that they “Please support the Mark Ridley-Thomas Crenshaw-LAX Line motion.” Here’s a sample email:

Dear MTA Board Members,

I’m writing to respectfully request you vote to support Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ Crenshaw-LAX Line motion. The motion will increase the speed and reliability of service to LAX, eliminate the safety hazards of street-running trains on Crenshaw Blvd, and provide for travelers the opportunity to easily access Leimert Park Village, a cultural gem for the region. While we do need more rapid transit in Los Angeles, MTA need not do it in a manner that will kill Southern California’s last African-American business corridor with 4-5 years of disruptive street-level construction in Park Mesa Heights. Instead, MTA should build the Crenshaw-LAX line in a manner that provides a full opportunity for economic revitalization, which will provide a long-term return on our public investment. Adopting the Ridley-Thomas motion will place us in a position to accomplish this important objective of mass transit projects.

Thank you.

3) SPREAD THE WORD

- Tweet this, facebook it, text it, LinkedIn it, email it.

- Please also download and liberally distribute our two-sided flyer here: 1.3 MB pdf

- We’ve created a comment form so people can communicate their support for the Ridley-Thomas motion in written form. Circulate these at meetings/gatherings/church, at your business, among your neighbors, etc. Download it. (Please mail the forms by May 23rd or fax them by May 25th to ensure they are included in the public record).

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    May 12 Mtg

    Posted by Fix Expo Team On May - 7 - 2011 2 COMMENTS

    We have JUST 19 DAYS to get organized to impact one of the biggest decisions in South L.A. history.

    Please join us at our next meeting to: learn more about why the MTA decision was delayed until the May 26th meeting, find out which politicians we intend to target, and to better equip yourself to educate and mobilize our community on the Mark Ridley-Thomas Crenshaw-LAX Line motion to underground the entirety of the line on Crenshaw Blvd and RETURN to the project the Leimert Park Village station. Click here to read the motion.

    This will be the final community organizing meeting of our organization before: “THE DECISION.”

    Thursday, May 12, 2011
    6:45 – 8:30 PM

    US Bank Community Room
    5760 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90043 (map)

    To download the two-sided flyer for the meeting that includes an overview of the issue click here: 1.3 MB pdf

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