Upcoming meetings and information on Metro projects and programs:
I-710 Corridor Project Update
At the recent March 1st Metro Board Meeting, the Metro Board of Directors approved Alternative 5C as the Locally Preferred Alternative for the I-710 Corridor Project. The Board also approved several motions that prioritize the completion of Early Action Projects such as local interchange and arterial improvements, expand the funding target for the Clean Emissions Truck Program, and require staff to return to the Board for approval on recommendations for Early Action Projects, as well as a final decision on widening the freeway once the Early Action Projects have been completed. More information on the Board’s decision can be found on The Source, which includes links to the specific motions approved by the Board.
Community Meetings Next Week for the West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor Project
Metro will be conducting a round of Community Update Meetings beginning next week to provide the public with project updates and gather feedback on the new proposed northern alignment concepts being analyzed as part of the West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor Project. Meetings will take place in: Downtown LA/Little Tokyo (March 12); Artesia (March 13); Bell (March 17); and Downey (March 19). The Artesia meeting will also be conducted as a live webcast. For more information on these meetings, please click here.
I-105 ExpressLanes Public Scoping Meetings
Metro and Caltrans are preparing engineering and environmental studies, and initiating public scoping meetings to study the possible implementation of ExpressLanes along the I-105 corridor between I-405 and I-605. Public meetings will be held in: Lennox (March 21); Los Angeles/Watts (March 22) and Paramount (March 24). The Los Angeles (Watts) meeting will also be conducted as a live webcast. For more information on this project and the upcoming meetings, please click here.
STATEMENT REGARDING ALLEGATIONS OF HARASSMENT
Recently, one member of the City Council has been reported to have engaged in conduct which places the City of Lynwood under a cloud of suspicion. The allegations under review are serious and troubling. The City Council wants to publically and collectively state that the City of Lynwood follows a zero tolerance against those who are the focus of claims or complaints of sexual harassment, hostile work environment or intimidating conduct by any employee, officer or elected official of the City.
It is with this in mind that the City Council informs the community that it is taking strong, swift action which includes the following:
In light of the current unfortunate circumstances reported against elected office at all levels of government, the City of Lynwood and the City Council supports those who have been victimized by any type of harassing or inappropriate conduct and strongly condemns those who engage in such egregious behavior. The residents of our community have the right to expect the highest level of integrity, respect and personal behavior of its elected officials.
The City Council stands firm in its commitment to such fundamental principles and practices.