Tuesday, May 19, 2015

June 16th meeting: Social Equity and Public Health in Los Angeles County Transportation – developing a policy definition

Join partners on June 16th from 10am – 11:30 at the California Endowment offices in downtown Los Angeles to discuss data sets, priorities and key issues that are critical to developing policy definitions of social equity and public health in transportation investments. Registration is free, but required.  Click here and RSVP today!

The State of California and numerous regional authorities have adopted policy goals that prioritize disadvantaged communities (such as the California Active Transportation Program, California Cap and Trade Program, and Metropolitan Transportation Commission) – how can those models be adapted to guide investments in Los Angeles County?

Metro’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is an opportunity to effect a change in policy priorities for future investments through 2050. The LRTP update, a multiyear process which started in early 2015, is proceeding with the formulation of a potential ballot measure to levy an additional half-cent sales tax for transportation, yielding up to tens of billions in new public funds over 45 years for new projects.  It is an opportune time to it is critical to develop prioritization and policy and investment consensus on social equity and public health.

This meeting is intended to bring partners together to discuss what are key elements of creating a shared definition of social equity and public health in Los Angeles County transportation programs and investments.

The meeting will be 90 minutes with a panel in the beginning, followed by breakouts into small work groups. Detailed agenda to come. Who should attend? policymakers, community based organizations, public agency staff, business leaders, funders and more. Questions? Concerns? Please contact Jessica Meaney.

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