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From LA to Sacramento ✈️✈️✈️

Posted on 03/04/2024
State Capitol


What Happened?
Earlier this week, we traveled to the State Capitol in Sacramento with Mayor Bass and some council colleagues to secure resources and funding for the City of Los Angeles. 
On Monday, we met with the leaders of both the State Assembly and Senate, and well as the chairs of the budget committees, to discuss how we can keep funding critical housing and homelessness services as both the city and state face budget deficits. 
Before coming back to LA Tuesday afternoon, we met with Governor Newsom and the state’s Transportation Secretary about our priorities for bringing safer and better transit options to LA.
Why it Matters
We were able to secure $300 million in emergency reimbursements, with $60 million directly benefiting the city for COVID-19 expenses. 
After going to Washington DC last summer, this was our second delegation with Mayor Bass, and we’re incredibly grateful to see the Mayor use her experience as a state and federal legislator to advocate for the City of Los Angeles. This type of delegation was unheard of before last year, but it’s literally already paying dividends with this new funding.

Two More Quick Hits


1. Transit Mobility Hubs Are One Step Closer to Coming to Hollywood
These “Mobility Hubs” are years in the making, and they aim to provide a one-stop shop for bike share, car share, secure bike parking, and on-demand microtransit services for people in some denser areas of the city. In our district, the planned locations are:
  • Vermont/Santa Monica 
  • Vermont/Sunset
  • Hollywood/Western 
  • Hollywood/Vine 
  • Hollywood/Highland
On Friday, council gave the green light to design and build these hubs over the next 5 years, so stay tuned for more updates!
2. What else could be coming to Hollywood? Protected Bike Lanes!
The Department of Transportation is still soliciting feedback for our proposed safety improvements to Hollywood Blvd.
We know that cars are now killing more people in LA than murders, and Hollywood Blvd is on the “High-Injury Network” of roads in our city. The High-Injury Network represents just 6% of city streets, but they account for 70% of deaths and severe injuries for people walking.
To take action, fill out the 2-minute survey and learn more information about the project at