An Important Battle Victory in a Our Struggle

As reported in the LA Watts Times last week, we won an important battle in our struggle, as the Public Utilities Commission ("PUC") moved the location of the evidentiary hearing from San Francisco down to Los Angeles. The PUC is one regulatory body that can prevent MTA from building the trains at street level.

Holding the hearing is San Francisco would have been a logistical nightmare for us and prevented several of our witnesses from testifying. But because of YOU and YOUR emails and letters, and YOUR ACTION through your presence and statements of concern at the July 2nd PUC Workshop at Foshay we were victorious.

Special thanks go to State Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas, who promptly responded to the concerns of the community by sending the first letter to the PUC requesting the hearing be moved to Los Angeles. Thanks also go to Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, Assembly Member Mike Davis and even Council Member Herb Wesson for writting letters and contacting the PUC.

The hearings will be held daily from August 11 to August 15 beginning at 10 am and ending at 5 pm at the PUC's Downtown Los Angeles hearing room:

320 W. 4th Street Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90008