Friday, July 17, 2015

Save the Date: September 9th and be a part of our next partner meeting

Investing in Place uses a workplan model that supports convenings and collaborating with leaders throughout the region, producing policy recommendations and disseminating information with intent to increase transparency, discussion and inclusiveness among all stakeholders.  We work to support a constituency for equitable planning and to build strategic relationships with agencies and efforts that invest in the built environment in Los Angeles County.

Over the past year we have worked with partners to hold convenings to share information and support coordination throughout the County to increase effective engagement with Metro as they develop an expenditure plan for a potential transportation sales tax ballot measure in 2016 while concurrently updating the Long Rang Transportation Plan (LRTP).

We are excited to be planning for next meeting on the afternoon of September 9th, where we will focus on our framework recommendations to Metro regarding social equity and public health, as well as highlighting other frameworks partners across the region are supporting.

Thanks to the TransitCenter for underwriting the costs associated with this event, which also enables us to host a reception in the courtyard at the California Endowment after our meeting.

Over the next month, leading up to our partner meeting on September 9th, we will be refining our initial framework with our partners, circulating for sign on and submitting to Metro by the September 1st deadline . We are forming a workgroup and invite interested partners to join us over the next several weeks as we cull the feedback from our meetings over the year, examine best practices from across California, and share our recommendations. Many thanks to Advancement Project, Community Health Councils, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, NRDC (Natural Resource Defense Council), San Gabriel Mountains Forever, and other partners who are already a part of developing this framework to then circulate to all.

Join this workgroup! We anticipate weekly phone meetings over the next several weeks to increase coordination and input from all our partners – public agencies, community based organizations, funders, elected officials and more. And for those who can’t commit to this level of involvement we will be regularly posting on our news as this effort further develops.

To join up for this workgroup, kindly email Jessica Meaney.

We aim to have registration open for the September 9th event posted by August 10th – maybe sooner.  The event will be free, but registration will be required. Right now we are aiming for the working meeting from 3-5, and the tapas/wine/beer reception from 5-6pm. Save the date and we hope you’ll join us!

Update: Metro schedule for 2016 Potential Ballot Measure

by Jessica Meaney

Southern California Partners coming together for Transportation Equity

by Jessica Meaney