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On July 24th, Mayor Garcetti led his first meeting as Chair of the MTA Board of Directors.  Mayor Garcetti is focused on reducing traffic by building a regional transportation system that utilizes trains, buses, bikes, and walkable communities to get everyone “door-to-door” as easily as possible. He plans to bring innovation, technology, and accountability to MTA so it can serve customers better and more efficiently while making sure its major construction projects get done on time and on budget. (Photo: Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Rep. Xavier Becerra discussing regional transportation issues at City Hall)

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On July 24th, Mayor Garcetti led his first meeting as Chair of the MTA Board of Directors.  Mayor Garcetti is focused on reducing traffic by building a regional transportation system that utilizes trains, buses, bikes, and walkable communities to get everyone “door-to-door” as easily as possible. He plans to bring innovation, technology, and accountability to MTA so it can serve customers better and more efficiently while making sure its major construction projects get done on time and on budget. (Photo: Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Rep. Xavier Becerra discussing regional transportation issues at City Hall)

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Beacon Solar Project

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(Photo from LADWP)

The Beacon Solar Project is a 250-megawatt project that the LADWP and solar contractors were scheduled to start building July 23rd. The land is 14 miles south of Red Rock Canyon State Park, near Cantil, the Kern County town. The Beacon Solar Project is part of a plan to increase renewable energy to 25% by 2016. SunEdison and Hectate Energy will help with the project.

http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/solar/ladwp-breaks-ground-on-big-desert-solar-projects-wednesday.html

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Solar Panel Potential

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"…Although Los Angeles is famous for its nearly year-round sunshine, it is leaving about 98 percent of its rooftop solar potential untapped. Achieving just ten percent of that would drive the creation of 47,000 solar installation jobs and could reduce carbon pollution by nearly 2.5 million tons annually. This is the equivalent of taking more than half a million cars off the road every year."

http://blogs.edf.org/californiadream/2014/07/29/how-big-data-can-fight-climate-change-in-los-angeles/

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#LAGreatStreets Council District 10: Pico Blvd

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Pico is a classic Los Angeles corridor with continuous single-story retail right up to the street. In Mid-City, Pico has a healthy mixture of restaurants, services, and auto-oriented businesses. Great Streets will support economic development that enhances Pico’ neighborhood-serving character, making it easier for residents to go from business to business on improved sidewalks.

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#LAGreatStreets Council District 9: Central Ave

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Central Ave is the backbone of Historic South Central. Rich in history, Central Ave contains landmarks like the Dunbar Hotel, the Lincoln Theater, and the City’s Historic Jazz Corridor—the center of jazz in Los Angeles between the 1920s and 1950s. Great Streets seeks to nurture community development, helping Central Ave become a destination once again. In particular, Great Streets will leverage planned traffic calming and bicycle improvements to improve economic conditions on the corridor.