One LA leaders are leading efforts around construction of transit lines and the creation of affordable housing around new transit hubs. Leaders hosted a stakeholders gathering in collaboration with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, drawing over 150 members of One LA congregations, schools, non-profits, unions and public and private entities. Soon after, leaders from ten One LA institutions attended the monthly Metro Board Meeting to welcome the new Metro CEO, Philip Washington, and to present their Opportunity Agenda of jobs, housing, and transit improvements. Metro, also known as the MTA, has a huge opportunity in 2016 to move each of those interests forward. One LA looks forward to being part of the conversation around a potential 2016 ballot measure.
Almost 60 Metro Vancouver Alliance leaders packed a church gym to evaluate how to pass a half cent sales tax to fund improved transit. Leaders argue that better transit is needed to incorporate future demands of the growing (and aging) population, and to contribute to pollution reduction efforts.
800 Metropolitan Vancouver Alliance (MVA) delegates assembled to challenge Mayoral candidates for Vancouver with a multi-pronged agenda. All four candidates, including the incumbent, endorsed the proposals on social isolation, transit, poverty, and protections for apartment renters.
The Vancouver Courier reported that "in what so far has been a lacklustre election campaign, the Metro Vancouver Alliance gave the civic race a lively boost..."Read more