Saturday’s Measure R Forum to Focus on the San Gabriel Valley

This Saturday, Assemblymember Ed Hernandez (of the 57th Assembly District) and other San Gabriel Valley legislators are hosting an informational forum to discuss the potential impacts of Measure R on the San Gabriel Valley region. In addition to state elected officials, the speaker list includes Metro CEO Art Leahy, whose recent Measure R update was reported on LA Streetsblog.

The Assemblymember describes the meeting this way on this website: “In November of 2008, Los Angeles County voters passed Measure ‘R’, implementing a half-cent sales tax increase countywide that will generate $40 billion in funds towards traffic relief and transportation upgrades throughout the county over the next 30 years. Come and learn how these funds are being implemented and their impact on important San Gabriel Valley projects.”

The meeting will also include Measure R-related updates on the Foothill Extension, highway projects, the Alameda Corridor-East Project and the impact of the measure on jobs in the San Gabriel Valley.

Measure “R” and Economic Recovery Forum
Saturday, May 9, 2009
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Azusa Senior Center
740 N. Dalton Ave., Azusa, CA 91702

You can also follow the meeting on at Tweet your questions for the Q&A period.

1 comment

  1. Alan K. Weeks says:

    I attended the meeting this AM. It was an excellent exchange of views on the use of Prop R funding. I am sure it is the beginning of a better realationship between the Gold Line Authority and the MTA. Pledges were made to work together to get the Gold Line Extension started. The meeting was a good first step. There were many civic leaders but not very many people from the General Public. Your rally was great but citizens need to attend these kind of meetings to show their support.

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