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What is a ‘Joint Power Authority’

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The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) is a joint powers authority of 16 cities and the County of Los Angeles that share the goal of maximizing the quality of life and productivity of our area.  They can also function on behalf of the cities they represent, without telling said city what they are […]


LA County Sheriff pens Op-ed re: Metro contract

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Should the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department retain the lucrative LA County Metro contract, exclusively?  2 Urban Girls says “NO”.  Although the Sheriff’s department is the nations largest, there are not enough deputies to handle the extensive Metro bus and rail lines.  This author rides Metro regularly and ALWAYS sees STRONG Sheriff’s presence on the rail […]


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Compton residents expand on their position on the Wilmington Port Access Corridor

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WILMINGTON PORT ACCESS CORRIDOR, THAT IS THE QUESTION


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Compton residents continue to clap back at City Hall

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Compton residents continue to sound off in their hometown newspaper.  Residents have submitted another seething article to the Compton Herald regarding their issue with the Wilmington Ave. Port Access Plan.  Residents want to know when and how Wilmington became a designated truck route.  Unfortunately the blame is being placed on Mayor Aja Brown who had […]


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Has the City of Los Angeles already awarded the low-income carshare contract

After Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced plans for a low-income carsharing program, funded by Cap & Trade monies, industry titans scrambled to put together proposals that meet the RFP requirements.  A huge component is having previous carsharing experience.  For full disclosure, this author is not attached to any of the proposals submitted.


Exxon Mobil to sell Torrance plant to company buying faulty plants

Residents in the city of Torrance are still thanking their lucky stars that they are alive and breathing.  An explosion, in early 2015, at the Torrance based Exxon Mobil refinery, set the wheels in motion that the plant was sold the previous month, to an independent company based in New Jersey.  It also revealed a highly […]


Making the case to release Cap & Trade Funds

As urban communities continue to be plagued with a flawed transportation system, that allows for the movement of goods, via smog causing trucks, the cap & trade program sought and receives, funds from gross polluters, which is to be reinvested back into the communities they are polluting. 


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