Citizen's Campaign to Fix the Expo Rail Line
A grassroots effort led by Save Leimert Neighborhood Coalition and Expo Communities United
P.O. Box 8508 * Los Angeles, CA 90008 * FAX: (323) 295-9467 * www.FixExpo.org
OCTOBER UPDATE – October 16, 2007
- Expo Line Forum TODAY - BE THERE!
The MTA/Expo Authority will be there to answer questions in a open public forum. (We can assume one of them will be, "Why do you want to run a 225-ton train within 20 feet of Dorsey HS at 55 mph up to 30 times per hour?") Our organization will present the problems we see with the light rail line and the LAUSD Office of Environmental Health and Safety, and the LAUSD Parent Collaborative will speak as well.
Your presence is needed not only to learn more about the problems with the project and how to fix them, but to show all who will be looking on – the politicians and media - that the community is really concerned about the rail line coming through South LA at street level (known as "at grade"). School Board Member Marguerite LaMotte is confirmed to attend and we're expecting no less than five media outlets and possibly Councilman Herb Wesson.
- We're on the Web! www.FixExpo.org
- We're in the News! Pick Up this week's Our Weekly
Among the documents we presented to the board and press to illustrate that the Expo Line is not designed to be safe was a strongly worded letter from Jeff to MTA. In the letter she states that the Expo Line design is fatally flawed, "not safe for pedestrians," "not acceptable to LADOT," and would lead to "major gridlock" (click here to read the full letter). The next day Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa fired the African-American general manager for undisclosed reasons.
- The Petition Drive Continues
Help continue the momentum. DOWNLOAD THE PETITION (link) and circulate it within your home, workplace, church and organizations. (You don't have to be a registered voter). There is strength in numbers.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead