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Completed Meetings during the Alternative Analysis Study

Prior to beginning the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIS/EIR), Metro conducted an Alternatives Analysis Study (AA). The AA evaluated a wide range of alternative modes of travel and alignments for the study area. During the AA, Metro held four rounds of community meetings. The first round of meetings was held in October 2007 and allowed for input to help guide the development of alternatives to address the growing traffic and congestion in the 38 square mile study area.

Metro subsequently hosted update meetings in late January and early February 2008, which presented initial alternatives incorporating the public comments submitted during the early scoping period. Based on additional analysis and public feedback, Metro identified seven alternatives for further study which were presented to the public in May 2008.

The last round of meetings was held in September 2008, and the two alternatives recommended by Metro to move forward into an environmental study were presented. Those alignments include a Wilshire subway and a Wilshire-West Hollywood combined subway.

Approximately 1,200 people attended and participated in these meetings. The AA concluded in January 2009 when it was approved by the Metro Board of Directors who also authorized proceeding into the Draft EIS/EIR. In addition, Metro attended and participated in other meetings and briefings with organizations and stakeholder groups throughout the study area during the AA. Meetings held included:

Community Update Meetings (September 3, 4, 6, 8 & 10, 2008)

  • Santa Monica Public Library (City of Santa Monica)
  • Plummer Park (City of West Hollywood)
  • Beverly Hills Library (City of Beverly Hills)
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art – West (Koreatown/Mid-Wilshire Center Areas)
  • Westwood Presbyterian Church (Westwood area)

Community Update Meetings (May 5, 6, 8 & 12, 2008)

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art – West (Koreatown/Mid-Wilshire/Wilshire Center areas)
  • Westwood Presbyterian Church (Westwood area)
  • Plummer Park (City of West Hollywood)
  • Santa Monica Public Library (City of Santa Monica)

Community Update Meetings (January 31, February 5 and 6, 2008)

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art – West (Koreatown/Mid-Wilshire/Wilshire Center areas)
  • Westwood Presbyterian Church (Westwood area)
  • Plummer Park (City of West Hollywood)

Formal Early Scoping Meetings (October 9-18, 2007)

  • Emerson Middle School, (Westwood area)
  • Pan Pacific Recreation Center (Fairfax/Hollywood area)
  • Wilshire United Methodist Church (Koreatown/Mid-Wilshire/Wilshire Center areas)
  • Beverly Hills Public Library (City of Beverly Hills)
  • Santa Monica Public Library (City of Santa Monica)

Formal Early Scoping Meeting for Public Agencies

  • West Hollywood Sheriff’s Sub-Station

Additional Special Community Meeting

  • Plummer Park (City of West Hollywood)

Briefings for Elected Officials & Staff

  • Los Angeles City Hall
  • West Hollywood City Hall
  • Beverly Hills City Hall

Additional Stakeholder Meetings & Briefings

  • Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce
  • Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Area Association of Realtors
  • Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Los Angeles
  • Century City Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council
  • Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee
  • Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council
  • Metro Westside/Central Service Sector Governance Council
  • Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce
  • Outpost Estates Homeowners Association
  • Southern California Transit Advocates
  • Subway to the Sea Coalition
  • Traffic Committee, West Los Angeles Community Police Advisory Board
  • Westwood Homeowners Association
  • Westside Cities Council of Governments (COG) & COG Transportation Committee
  • Westside Economic Collaborative/Westside Transportation Partners
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