There are 4 days left until the election to determine Los Angeles’ next Mayor, Controller and City Attorney. Given the low voter turnout of only 20 percent in the prior mayoral election on March 5, 2013 and what appears to be a close race according to several polls, every vote counts.
Voter turnout has dipped so low in recent elections that the LA Times recently published a chart illustrating voter turnout since 1913.
So be sure to cast your vote in the upcoming election to help move Los Angeles forward!
In addition to supporting transportation alternatives, such as the Expo Line, biking, and walking, METC will feature environmentally friendly vehicles of the future, including all-electric, hybrid and zero-emission vehicles.
The Cadillac ELR is an upcoming plug-in hybrid coupe developed by General Motors. The ELR has an all-electric range of 35 miles, a total range of 300 miles and recharges in 4.5 hours. This is just another example of how METC and Martin Automotive is embracing multiple modes of transportation, with a focus on environmental sustainability.
The recent events at the Boston Marathon remind us how important it is for communities to come together and continually support our local police and fire departments. These men and women in uniform risk their lives everyday to serve and protect our neighborhoods, and for that we are grateful!
'Martin Cadillac, the Los Angeles Police Department would like to thank you for your continued support of the West Los Angeles Area Police Station'. We accepted this kind recognition in response to Martin Cadillac's contribution of a new GMC Yukon for the WLAPD's use as a patrol and response vehicle.
This Sunday, April 21st, 2013 between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, join over 100,000 Angelinos who will leave motorized transportation methods behind and transform Venice Boulevard and Downtown LA streets into a 15 mile open road and car-free stretch.
By supporting alternative forms of transportation, such as biking and walking, we will enjoy a wide variety of benefits and enable LA to become a more mobile, livable and sustainable city.
Last week, the City of Los Angeles conducted a Scoping Meeting for the Los Angeles Transit Neighborhood Plans. The objective of the project is to support transit ridership by creating vibrant neighborhoods in the areas surrounding ten transit stations along the Exposition and Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail lines. The Plans will aim to encourage mixed-uses (such as residential, office and retail) in an effort to fully utilize the transit investment while also looking at improving street conditions to promote walking, biking and better vehicular circulation.
These goals closely align with those of METC, which supports a safe, pleasant and vibrant neighborhood where people can live, work and play within close proximity to the Bundy/ Expo station.
Thank you to all who came out to the Scoping Meeting Wednesday night at the Olympic Collection!
The scoping process is intended to provide the City of Los Angeles with information that agencies and the public believe is necessary to establish the scope of the environmental analysis for a project. If you were not able to attend, do not worry. You can still submit comments to the Planning Department until April 19th, 2013.
Mail you comments to: Diane Kitching Environmental Review Coordinator Dept. of City Planning 200 North Spring Street, Room 750 Los Angeles, CA 90012