Northeast Community Newsletter
March 23, 2013
Upcoming Events & Community Bulletin
Northeast Pic of the Week
Councilmember Huizar, former Northeast LAPD Captain, now Commander Murphy, and new Northeast LAPD
Captain Jeff Bert at a "Thank You" Celebration for Captain Murphy this past week.
In This Newsletter:
Colorado Boulevard Bike Lane
Community Town Hall Meeting
Existing Street Configuration
Proposed Street Configuration
Wednesday, March 27th
7:00PM - 8:45PM
Norris Hall of Chemistry
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041
The Office of Councilmember Huizar, in partnership with the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, The Eagle Rock Association, the Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce, and the Take Back the Boulevard initiative, invites you to a community meeting for the proposed bike lane on Colorado Boulevard.
As part of the 2010 City of Los Angeles Bike Plan, the city identified streets throughout the city where bike lanes could possibly be installed. Colorado Bouelvard was chosen as one of the lanes to be studied first. While the required-by-law city hearing for Colorado Boulevard happened earlier this year, the Office of Councilmember Huizar asked the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of City Planning (DCP) to do additional community meetings for both Colorado Boulevard and Figueroa Street (a meeting will be happening regarding Figueroa Street in the next few months) in order to ensure as many people as possible are able to voice their opinions about the proposed bike lanes. At the meeting, DOT and DCP will discuss the proposed lanes and their impacts on the community. People are encouraged to attend so they can provide their input on the project to both departments.
For questions or to RSVP, please contact Councilmember Huizar's Northeast Office at (323) 254-5295
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilmember Joins Al Gore to Applaud City’s Clean Energy Goal
Councilman Huizar joined former Vice President Al Gore and Mayor Villaraigosa to celebrate DWP’s setting forth agreements this week to end its reliance on coal power by 2025. As Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee, Councilmember Huizar recently approved a contract for geothermal energy, which will help replace some of this power.
The City currently gets 40% of its electricity from coal, which we must now replace with cleaner sources. The geothermal project, along with landmark solar programs advanced by Councilmember Huizar, are helping the City transition to a more sustainable energy mix.
“Kicking our coal habit is the single biggest thing the city can do to cut global warming pollution,” said Councilmember Huizar following the announcement. “I do think it’s important to make sure that we’re not simply shifting from coal to other fossil fuels, but instead to clean, renewable sources.”
Meet & Greet With Your Elected Representatives
Saturday, April 6th
2PM - 4PM
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90041
On Saturday, April 6th, the offices of Congressman Xavier Becerra, State Senator Kevin De Leon, Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez, and Councilmember José Huizar invite you to a meet and greet at the Center for the Arts. Each elected official will speak about their level of government and the types of constituent and policy issues they handle. Additionally, attendees will be able to learn about the various services each office provides to the community.
Eagle Rock Farmers Market
Every Friday, 5PM - 9PM
Caspar Ave & Merton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Experience Eagle Rock’s only Farmers Market!
For its 16th birthday, the Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce and local gardeners are recruiting more farmers, artisans and food vendors. Produce is farm-fresh, picked that morning. The Locals Only music program spotlights homegrown talent. Nearby shops are encouraged to stage pop-ups, salons and promos.
On April 5, Yvonne Savio of the LA County Master Gardeners program will kick off a series of 7PM chats about food and gardening.
Sound good? Come by and make the changes sustainable. Want to join in? Contact email@example.com
For more information, you can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EagleRockFarmersMarket
SR-710 Study Interactive E-Tool
The State Route (SR 710) Study evaluates transportation options to improve mobility and relieve congestion in the area between State Route 2, Interstates 5, 10, 210, and 605 in East/Northeast Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. The Study considers five multimodal Alternatives. The Alternatives are 1.) No-Build, 2.) Transportation System Management/Transportation Demand Management (TSM/TDM), 3.) BRT, 4.) LRT, and 5.) a Freeway Tunnel.
We invite you to use this Interactive E- Tool to learn about the five Alternatives under consideration by prioritizing what matters most to you.
El Estudio de la Ruta Estatal 710 evalúa las opciones de transporte para mejorar la movilidad y aliviar la congestión en el área entre la Ruta Estatal 2 y las autopistas 5, 10, 210 y 605 en el Este/ Noreste de Los Ángeles y el Valle de San Gabriel. El estudio considera cinco Alternativas multimodales. Las Alternativas son 1.) No Construir, 2.) Administración de Sistemas de Transporte/ Manejo de Demanda para el Transporte (TSM/TDM, 3.) BRT, 4.) LRT y 5.) un Túnel de Autopista.
Le invitamos a usar este "e-tool" como una manera de aprender más sobre las cinco Alternativas que están siendo examinadas por dar prioridad a lo más importante para ti.
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