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charrison March 22, 2014 at 08:09 am
wake up, this is not about some nice guys making art for us that we think is not right. all theRead More patch does is say how "oh yes we have some spray painting, people check your kids for cans in their bed rooms" etc etc, Wake up, these guys are thugs, gang members ex prisoners, knife and gun wielders, this is an attack on our safety and we don't fight this by writing articles about graffiti, this is crime! and if we don't stop it they will be in our houses or casing our cars. I'm so tired of the patch writing stories about graffiti and not pointing out the danger or the problem!
robert March 14, 2013 at 08:47 pm
I'm really sad right now. I'm here at the Red line/Orangeline station with a petition to repeal SBRead More 211, but most people won't even bother despite my big poster I have posted. Just hundreds of fast moving people walking bye me very few minutes and won't even pay attention. Most of the people I run into say they aren't registered to vote, but I think they're saying it so they won't be petitioned to sign. I've only gotten 5 signatures in 20 minutes. It hurts to see such an unengaged and uninformed population.
Dunny March 15, 2013 at 02:41 am
The same apathy is why Metro planned and may still be planning to not give The Valley the rail linesRead More it needs. May I suggest change.org as a way to reach more people faster. You may also try getting support from elected officials on the Metro Board and state government. It was state government which enacted the Robbins Bill after all. In addition to the The SFV Metro service council and Metro Board, there is also the SFVCOG which is very active in Valley transit planning. The Transit Coalition also dislikes the Orange Bus and support a repeal. The Chairman of the SFV Metro Service Council has a blog (http://transit-insider.org/) and she may be of some assistance. Be wary of the bus riders union. The only place that is getting buses in LA is The Valley and they seem to be working hard to ensure that rail never comes.
Brenda Barnes March 18, 2013 at 03:41 am
I don't know what the plans are for LRT in the Valley. I don't live there and it doesn't reallyRead More affect me. I did get my masters at Northridge and do student teaching at Pierce College, so it might have helped me then, but it's too late now. I am writing b/c it is racist and offensive to just call people who oppose transit (or any development, for that matter), NIMBYs. That is a slur, and you give no basis for it (if any could ever be sufficient). It is amazing how seemingly very nice people who would never use a racial slur or allow anyone to use one against them feel free to call others names just b/c the others disagree. I have been called a NIMBY many times b/c I oppose the way the Expo line expanding to Santa Monica is going to cross at grade at five busy intersections, and therefore affect traffic in virtually the entire area, when SM already has the well-deserved reputation of being the traffic jam capital of the US. No one wants rail here more than I do. I ride Expo myself, even though it takes three times as long as driving, just b/c I believe we should save the environment all we can. However, when a system is planned to actually harm the environment, it is not NIMBYism to oppose it. Anyway, sticking to the merits of the discussion, not calling people names, is the way to convince them.