Monday, September 19, 2016

Recap of our September 12th Partner Convening

Thank you to everyone who attended, supported, and provided valuable feedback at our September 12th Partner Convening last week. Our meeting materials can be found here.

It was a jam-packed summit filled with brilliant advocates and partners working to improve quality of life in LA County.

We went deep in detail on defining and measuring transportation equity in LA County, the opportunities to infuse equity in Metro’s Long Range Transportation Plan, and on 2 key quality of life ballot measures — Measure A for better parks and open space and Measure M for a better and comprehensive transportation system.

One resounding insight from the summit was: successfully passing Measure M (LA County’s transportation improvement ballot measure) would supply the financial funding necessary to continue working on equity issues in our transportation system via Metro’s Long Range Transportation Plan (we highlight this point in our Equity Opportunity Zone policy brief.

Hearing from you all, our key next steps are:

  1. Summarizing and publishing in a memo or blog what we missed in our Equity Opportunity Zone policy brief #1.
  2. Circling back with those interested in joining the Transportation Equity Technical Work Group and seeing how we can collaborate.
  3. Continuing to engage you all individually on any questions you have on Measure M if you’re on the fence about it — and seeing how we can collectively support the measure (if you do support it).

Thanks for joining, and let us know if you have any questions by emailing us jessica@investinginplace.org or john@investinginplace.org

Special thanks to the members of our Transportation Equity Technical Work Group, Alina Bokde from the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, Elva Yañez from the Prevention Institute, and Stephanie Ramirez of AARP California for presenting!



September 12th Investing in Place Network Convening - Meeting Materials

by Jessica Meaney

Measure M Will Help Keep Our Buses, Trains, and Infrastructure in Good Condition

by John Guevarra