Outreach with the community is ongoing. You can reach LA ART directly via a community information hotline 323.521.4775, website www.LAArt.la email address hello@LAArt.la . LA ART will share community input with Metro, and you can also share your thoughts with Metro directly by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
As lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act, Metro is currently soliciting scoping comments on its Notice of Preparation for the LA ART Environmental Impact Report until November 16, 2020. In connection with the Notice of Preparation, a virtual open house with project information will be available during the 45-day scoping period beginning October 1, 2020 and ending on November 16, 2020. A live virtual scoping meeting is scheduled for October 22, 2020.
Virtual Open House and Virtual Scoping Meeting
As part of the scoping period associated with the Notice of Preparation, project information will be made available to the public online through two primary means: (1) a virtual “open house”; and (2) a virtual scoping meeting. These virtual events enable public participation in the environmental review process while maintaining public health and safety, in compliance with local, state and federal regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The online portal for the scoping meeting will remain open during the entire 45-day scoping period (October 1, 2020 to November 16, 2020) to enable the public and stakeholders to gather information and communicate their questions and perspectives over time.
Virtual Open House
October 1 - November 16, 2020
The purpose of the virtual open house is to provide an introduction to LA ART and an overview of the CEQA process and timeline. The virtual open house will be accessible to stakeholders and the public throughout the public review period. Scoping comments may be provided in the virtual open house until 11:59 PM PST on November 16, 2020, the close of the scoping period associated with the Notice of Preparation for LA ART. You can access the Virtual Open House at LAARTvirtualopenhouse.org .
Virtual Scoping Meeting
October 22, 2020 (6-8pm)
The Virtual Scoping Meeting will include an introduction to the proposed Project and an overview of the CEQA process and timeline. Stakeholders and the public will also be able to submit questions during the online meeting. A recording of the scoping meeting will be posted on the Metro website and the virtual open house following the meeting.
How to access the meeting:
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
For telephone only:
Webinar ID: 989 9201 6485
Please note, Spanish and Cantonese interpretation services will be available during the meeting. In order to access the interpretation, please join the meeting via the Zoom app on your mobile device or Zoom desktop by clicking on the link above. In addition, please plan to download the translated Spanish/Cantonese Presentation (available here on 10/21) in advance of the meeting so that you can follow along.
If you will be participating in the meeting via telephone only and need access to Spanish or Cantonese interpretation, please call 213.418.3423 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to request additional interpretation support.
Note that recordings of the meeting in English, Spanish and Cantonese will be posted here once the meetings are completed.
Written or electronic (e-mail) comments may be sent to Mr. Cory Zelmer, Deputy Executive Officer, Metro, One Gateway Plaza, Mail Stop 99-22-6, Los Angeles, CA 90012, or via email at LAART@metro.net .