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.
Excited to learn about equity and how Measure M will benefit LA County #justgrowth #measurem #walkmorebikemore pic.twitter.com/mPpNOYCLd2
— Walk ‘n Rollers (@wannapedal) September 12, 2016
Defining transportation equity with a group: race, household income & vehicle ownership @InvestinPlace #justgrowth pic.twitter.com/tzCnaapfTe
— LACntyBikeCoalition (@lacbc) September 12, 2016
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.
Achieving #justgrowth & transit equity also means reducing commute times from poorly served neighborhoods. @InvestinPlace
— Shawn Landres (@shawnlandres) September 12, 2016
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.
.@JEGuevarra of @InvestinPlace on how #MeasureM furthers community values. #VoteYesOnM #EnviroMetro #JustGrowth pic.twitter.com/S8hSRSpbzW
— Bryn Lindblad (@Bryn_Lindblad) September 12, 2016
Hearing from you all, our key next steps are:
- Summarizing and publishing in a memo or blog what we missed in our Equity Opportunity Zone policy brief #1.
- Circling back with those interested in joining the Transportation Equity Technical Work Group and seeing how we can collaborate.
- 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).
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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!