Speed Limit Increases Move to Transportation Committee

On Wednesday, January 14, at 2pm in City Hall,
the City Council’s Transportation Committee will convene with an agenda that includes proposed speed limit increases for several streets in the West Valley.

The proposed speed limit increases were scheduled three times in the Transportation Commission before they finally passed in the last session of 2008. The LADOT, in an effort that shows commitment and enthusiasm, has one last stop before the Transportation Committee, chaired by Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, and then the ordinance revisions go to the full Council. Continue reading


Measure R Editorial in the Daily News

Let’s not be taken for a ride with Measure R
By Michael D. Antonovich

Measure R is “Robin Hood in reverse.” It takes from the poor and gives to the rich. Taxpayers from the San Fernando Valley are being rolled by the downtown and West L.A. special interests to fund their costly multibillion-dollar “subway to the sea.” We should reject this 30-year, unbalanced sales tax scam and demand a better proposal that serves not only the Valley but the entire county.

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Westfield Village Presentations

The Westfield Company will continue with the monthly Village presentations, covering “traffic” on Tuesday, October 28th at the new Fire Station 84.

All of the sessions start at 6:30 pm and the public is welcome to attend and participate.

October 28th – “Traffic”
November 19th – “Green”
December 15th – “Design”
January 12th – “Wrap”

New Fire Station 84
21050 Burbank Boulevard
(between DeSoto and Canoga)
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Easing Traffic Will Cost Motorists, RAND Study Finds

By Jorge Casuso

October 3 – If you want to ease traffic congestion, be prepared to tighten your belt and fork over some cash, according to a report released by the Santa Monica-based RAND corporation this week.

The report — “Moving Los Angeles” — found that the only strategies that have a lasting effect are those that raise the cost of driving during the busiest hours in the most congested areas. These include such pricing measures as road tolls, gas taxes and increased parking fees.

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Woodland Hills Gets Moving!

This past Saturday, community leaders gathered at the Woodland Hills Warner Center Neighborhood Council’s Community Forum and joined the “Panel of Visionaries” in a spirited dialogue addressing transportation issues in the Valley.

Councilman Dennis Zine and NC Chair Joyce Pearson opened the session and set the stage for a day of inspiration and innovation and an opportunity for the gathered community leaders to “Partner in Greatness!”

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“Let’s Get Woodland Hills Moving!”

The Woodland Hills Warner Center Neighborhood Council’s Community Forum on Saturday, October 18, features a “Panel of Visionaries” offering different perspectives and strategies for addressing the current state of transportation in the West Valley.

The forum will be held at the AMC Promenade Theater from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon and includes complimentary breakfast.

Joyce Pearson, Neighborhood Council Chair, urges the community to partner with the council and says “It is imperative that we work together to pursue great innovations and solutions in transportation so that we can ‘Get Woodland Hills Moving!’”

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Warner Center Specific Plan Workshops – “Great Streets!”

The City of Los Angeles invites the community to join the Department of Planning in the Warner Center Specific Plan update workshops conducted by Urban Designer Pat Smith and held at the Kaiser Auditorium on September 4 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and on Saturday, September 6 from 9:00 am to 12 noon. Continue reading