Where Do the Mayoral Candidates Stand on the Crenshaw-LAX Line?

Voters in Los Angeles have an important decision to make. One of the two remaining candidates, Council Member Eric Garcetti or City Controller Wendy Greuel, will assume the office of L.A. Mayor on July 1, and in that role will take Antonio Villaraigosa’s seat on the MTA board. They will also make three new board appointments to the agency.

This is a literal gamechanger. Four votes on the 13 member body will change. The ramifications for our issue and South Los Angeles transportation in general are HUGE! In May of 2011, Villaraigosa used his four votes to oppose the effort to add money to underground the Crenshaw-LAX Line on Crenshaw Blvd and add a station at Leimert Park Village. Those votes WERE the difference, as the motion failed 3-10.

Your willingness to continue standing up in our battle to change the street-level segment on Crenshaw Blvd to underground & return the Leimert Park Village Station to the project has made this a key issue by which candidates are judged in South LA and throughout the city.

What are their stances on this key issue? Attend our community organizing meeting at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 2 at Christ Temple Church at 54th Street & 10th Ave to find out, and to help prepare for the MTA contract award decision, where the board will vote on whether to include a subway station at Leimert Park Village. Download and distribute the flyer

(We encourage you to liberally distribute the flyer at worship services this weekend and hand out the flyer to neighbors and business owners in your community.)

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