Venerable Westside/SF Valley Institutions Unite Behind Proposed Measure R2

LAX, the Getty Museum, Leo Baeck Temple, Cal State Northridge and other venerable institutions dependent on the 405 freeway are banding together to press for a significant expansion of public transportation to provide an alternative to the always-congested 405. In an unprecedented show of solidarity representatives of dozens of institutions as well as LA Mayor Eric Garcetti gathered in the San Fernando Valley earlier this month to discuss a path forward -- likely to be drumming up support for a 2016 ballot measure to raise money for further expansion of the rail system, an initiative that some including Move LA are calling Measure R2. Leo Baeck, a member of the broad-based organizing network OneLA-IAF, first began organizing support for the expansion of public transit in 2012 following an extension outreach effort to better understand what mattered to the congregation.

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