Wendy Greuel pledges to “champion” the community’s efforts on Crenshaw/LAX Rail Line, while Eric Garcetti’s written commitments differ from his verbal statements. Regardless of who becomes the next Mayor the battle for a Park Mesa Heights tunnel and Leimert Park Village station will continue.
One of the two remaining candidates can determine will determine whether there is a tunnel on Crenshaw and may determine whether there is a station at Leimert Park Village.
With all of the focus on Leimert Park Village over the next month, we want to highlight a special screening at the Mayme Clayton Museum of Leimert Park: The Story of a Village in South Central Los Angeles.
A key item on today’s MTA board meeting is the acceleration of all MTA transit and highway projects, that would be delayed well into the 2020s and 2030s by bonding against future revenues. $10.2B in funding would be created – NOT a penny would be for the Crenshaw-LAX Line or any project in South LA.
Join us at our May 2nd Community Meeting where we will discuss the Mayoral Candidates’ Stances on the Crenshaw Line & Preparing for the May 23 MTA Board Decision on the Leimert Park Village Station.
Tomorrow morning the struggle of the Crenshaw Subway Coalition will hit newsstands across the world. In addition to posting the New York Times article in it’s entirety here, our Executive Director Damien Goodmon, provides critical updates about the status of our effort to: a) underground the rail line on Crenshaw Blvd, and b) build a stop at Leimert Park Village.More →
By voting No on Measure J, South L.A. citizens can personally protect their economic interests, and collectively send a message to MTA, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the many who are watching that the requests of South L.A. must be respected.More →
We encourage all voters going to the polls in Tuesday to remember May 26, 2011 – the date that enshrined L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s legacy with the black community, when he was the decisive vote against funding a Leimert Park Village station and Park Mesa Heights tunnel.More →
Our Executive Director Damien Goodmon sent this message to the Crenshaw community urging us all to vote No on Measure J, a sales tax increase that will generate $90 billion for MTA, while not returning a single penny back to our community to add a station at Leimert Park Village or underground the Crenshaw-LAX Line in Park Mesa Heights.More →
Join us this Saturday at a critical Crenshaw Subway Coalition meeting where we will prepare for the Showdown at MTA later this month where we will be demanding adoption of The People’s Motion. At Saturday’s meeting we will also premiere the trailer for the Crenshaw Line documentary by Park Mesa Heights resident and filmmaker Ted Levy.More →
The People’s Motion is an effort to request the MTA simply study a tunnel in Park Mesa Heights (from 48th to 59th Streets) in the only section of the Crenshaw-LAX Line currently proposed to be built at street-level on Crenshaw Blvd.More →
In a press release issued yesterday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters announced that she sent a letter to MTA CEO Art Leahy, urging him to seek federal funds for the construction of light rail stations in Leimert Park and Westchester on the Crenshaw-LAX Rail Line, which are currently considered optional.More →
At Monday night’s standing-room only meeting, we revealed the 3rd component of our strategy: directly engaging the contractors to encourage responsible bids on a Crenshaw-LAX project with the Park Mesa Heights tunnel and Leimert Park station, and requesting an environmental option for the Park Mesa Heights tunnel.More →
Join us on Monday, November 7 as we reveal the third component of our strategy to achieve a Crenshaw Blvd subway and Leimert Park Village station, and review our lawsuit. Continue reading for the meeting location.More →
Thandi Chimurenga’s commentary on the seriousness of modern day social activist movements in the context of our threat to stop construction of the Crenshaw-LAX line if people of the community are not guaranteed a small percentage of the construction jobs is an important one.More →
In our November 1 newsletter we announcing our lawsuit against the MTA for violating the environmental laws of the state and our civil rights, our meeting on November 7 and our campaign to raise $25,000 by November 30 to pay for the cost of the lawsuit.More →
- Mayoral Candidates’ Scorecard on Tunnel: Greuel B+ & Garcetti C | Crenshaw Subway Coalition on How We Win the Battle for Crenshaw (Newsletter)
- Mayoral Candidates’ Scorecard on Tunnel: Greuel B+ & Garcetti C | Crenshaw Subway Coalition on LA Sentinel: MTA Votes but Leimert Stop Not Guaranteed
- Mayoral Candidates’ Scorecard on Tunnel: Greuel B+ & Garcetti C | Crenshaw Subway Coalition on What is The People’s Motion?
- Mayoral Candidates’ Scorecard on Tunnel: Greuel B+ & Garcetti C | Crenshaw Subway Coalition on Black Community Voices Against Measure J
- Mayoral Candidates’ Scorecard on Tunnel: Greuel B+ & Garcetti C | Crenshaw Subway Coalition on MTA to Bond $10.2B with $0 for Crenshaw Subway or Leimert Park Village Station