Archive for February, 2012

Shopping Carts

February 17th, 2012

The Shopping Carts item is Council File 11-1141 and the City Attorney report was released on Monday, February 13, 2012. See attached.
CF 11-1141 shopping carts CA report 02-13-12

My Historic LA

February 11th, 2012

Do you know of a special place that has architectural, historical, social, or cultural significance in your neighborhood? Visit to share your ideas! is a program of SurveyLA, the citywide Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey project ( is a new and innovative public participation tool that allows you to contribute information about important historic resources in your community. This information is used by professional survey teams as they systematically conduct field surveys over a multi-year period. is currently engaging in the following conversations…

Can you tell us about a place in your neighborhood that makes it special?
Can you identify and tell us about a club house or meeting hall that played an important role in Los Angeles history?

Do you know the location and story of any buildings, structures, or landscapes associated with the agricultural history of the San Fernando Valley?

What Los Angeles neighborhood do you think is the best example of Post WWII residential development and suburbanization?

It’s easy to sign in and join this exciting new citywide conversation. Please spread the word — through posts, tweets or old-fashioned emails — to all of your friends and neighbors who care about Los Angeles’ history and architecture.

RIO & LA-RIO Ordinances

February 2nd, 2012

Modifications to the RIO and LA-RIO ordinances will be heard at the City Planning Commission on February 9.

Contact Claire Bowin directly at or 213-978-1213 with questions or comments.

For copies of the latest documents, please contact Maggi Fajnor at and they will be forwarded to you.

MTA Open House

February 2nd, 2012

The Federal Transit Agency (FTA) and Metro have prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (Final EIS/EIR) for the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project. The 30-day review period began Friday, January 20, 2012 and will end on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.The document is available for viewing and can be downloaded online at
You are invited to attend one of two community Open House meetings for the project scheduled for early February; content at both meetings will be identical. The purpose of these Open Houses is to make staff available to answer questions about the Final EIS/EIR document.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Colburn School of Music
200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Japanese American National Museum
369 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

How Can You Participate Further?

The Metro Board of Directors will meet twice to discuss this document. You are invited to attend and to consider speaking on the topic at either or both meetings. Due to time constraints, you are encouraged to bring a written statement that you can read from and then hand deliver to the Board should you run out of time.

February 15, 2012
Planning and Programming Committee
Staff will present the findings of the Final EIS/EIR, and the Committee will make a recommendation to the Metro Board of Directors.

February 23, 2012
Metro Board of Directors
Staff will again present the findings of the Final EIS/EIR, and the Metro Board of Directors will make the final recommendation regarding the project’s next steps.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like to express your opinions to the Board, you can submit comments to the Metro Board Secretary, Michelle Jackson.

For additional information about the document, please refer to following text. However, do not hesitate to contact us should you have any additional questions.

Contact information

Phone: 213.922.7277


Twitter: @Metroconnector

Thank you!

Most importantly, we would like to thank all of our Regional Connector stakeholders for your contributions, time and efforts during this over three-year process. Your input has been instrumental in the Final EIS/EIR document that will be presented to the Metro Board next month.

We hope to see you at the upcoming open houses or Metro Board meetings.


The Regional Connector Project Team
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
1 Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 922-6000