Multi-City Board Outlines New Vision on Transportation

City Councilwoman Terry Walker represents the city on the governing board for the Arroyo Verdugo Communities Joint Powers Authority.

A board made up of officials from Glendale and nearby cities is crafting a new strategic plan, potentially expanding its role in coordinating transportation initiatives in the area.
Members of the governing board for the Arroyo Verdugo Communities Joint Powers Authority expressed interest at a meeting on Aug. 6 in moving beyond traffic and infrastructure concerns to consider other types of transportation, such as light rail and bicycles, for local development, as well as environment-related projects.
The joint powers authority was formed in 2017 and includes officials from Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, Burbank and the Los Angeles County Fifth Supervisorial District. City Councilman Daniel Brotman represents Glendale on the governing board.
The authority was founded to coordinate regional transportation projects and the allocation of Measure M funds, gained from a half-cent sales tax that county voters approved in 2016 to improve traffic infrastructure. For instance, after each city receives approval for transportation projects from its commission or city council, the authority divides available Measure M funds among its members and grants the submission of the projects to the L.A. Metro transportation agency for consideration.

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For Residents’ Sake, City Council Moves Traffic Discussion to July 10

The San Marino City Council will expedite its discussion of proposed traffic plans that would be funded by L.A. Metro by including the item in its meeting on Wednesday night, July 10, which would be likely to produce a larger audience than its morning meeting on July 26, when the topic was to have been addressed. Continue reading “For Residents’ Sake, City Council Moves Traffic Discussion to July 10”