The Tiger Team was very excited to present our Metro 741 bus extension to the Mission Hills Neighborhood Council. A great surprise was the fact that the new Councilmember Felipe Fuentes actually came and spoke on his first day. It was clear he understands his district and has passion for his constituents. We are hopeful of many great things to come regarding the needs of the community. After Councilmember Fuentes spoke and other business had been addressed, we were called upon and made our presentation to an attentive group that was interested in hearing the proposal. Councilmember Fuentes was also interested and listened to what we had to say. After our presentation, we heard a few questions regarding handicap needs. We also had the opportunity to mention another exciting project The Transit Coalition has, which is the Sylmar Complete Sidewalks project. The board ended up passing the measure with unanimous support.
This was the first neighborhood council meeting that we attended and it was a great experience. It was great to be able to be organized and clearly heard by people who are interested is what democracy and the political process is all about. Our plan is to gather as much support from the neighborhood councils, businesses and surrounding community as well as individual support so that we can present this idea to Metro to get the 741 Rapid Line extension approved. More great things are to come because we feel more comfortable presenting and communicating about the unmet transit needs in many communities.
- The Transit Coalition Government and Public Affairs team