The noise is getting louder, isn’t it?
As Sean was penning a letter to Pam O’Connor at Metro, I was sending the following email to Wendy Greuel, Los Angeles City Council, District 2:
It appears that I have come into some money, to the tune of 600 big ones, courtesy of the United States Government. I am supposed to use this money to help bolster the national economy. I would like to start, by giving it back to Los Angeles.
Recently you made bold strides to design a master transportation plan for L.A. A plan which, to date, did not exist. I am not alone in supporting you in your endeavors. There are many of us. We are citizens who pay taxes. Citizens who call L.A. home. Citizens who vote.
I believe the time has arrived for serious discussion on improving the Los Angeles Metro Rail network. I wanted to start with you, because I live in your district.
I hereby pledge to give my entire federal rebate to begin breaking ground on a Red Line extension under Ventura Boulevard. I think Warner Center to Burbank is a good start.
I know $600 isn’t a lot. But, maybe it will help buy a few shovels to start digging at Universal City. Maybe a few others will follow suit. Those who are tired of traffic. Those who are tired of politics. Those who want a better Los Angeles.
Think it over, Wendy. You can always reach me, and thousands of your constituents at blogging.la.
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