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Metro Seeks Half-Cent Sales Tax Hike

The Metro board of directors voted 11-2 today to move forward with a November ballot measure calling for a half-cent sales-tax hike to raise money for public transit projects and maintenance in Los Angeles County. 2:47 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – District Court Judge Opens Gate For Metro To Answer $200 Million Question

Yesterday morning, downtown  in Federal Courthouse Room 10, U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu assured attorneys for the City of Beverly Hills and Beverly Hills Unified School District that the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) would soon be on the hook to answer the question as to just why it is willing to expend “hundreds of millions of dollars more” to build the Constellation Station in Century City than an alternative station as part of the Purple Line subway extension. 6:24 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – U.S. District Court Judge Wu Prepares To Rule For Beverly Hills In Fight Against Metro

U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu edged one step closer to giving Beverly Hills residents a chance to understand firsthand that the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) intends to run a subway tunnel under the City’s one public high school and through fields of potentially explosive methane pockets at Wednesday’s hearing in Federal Courthouse Room 10 in Downtown L.A. 6:29 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – Judge Wu To Rule Thursday On Beverly Hills’ FTA Battle

At yesterday’s status hearing regarding the fate of the Metro Purple Line extension project, Federal Judge George H. Wu inched closer to making his ruling final that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it approved Metro’s plan to run a subway tunnel under Beverly Hills High School. 6:25 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – El Rodeo Cleared Of Seismic Risk

The California Geological Survey (CGS) gave its final approval of the seismic investigations at El Rodeo school on Monday and determined that there are no active faults at the school, giving the district the green light to move forward in developing the site as part of its Measure E school building program. 12:18 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – Federal Judge Calls FTA Capricious, Says Subway Tunnel Under BHHS Violates NEPA

U.S. District Judge George H. Wu showed no willingness at today's hearing to significantly alter the 216-page tentative ruling that he filed Monday stating that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) acted in an “arbitrary and capricious manner” with respect to the environmental effects of tunneling under Beverly Hills High School as part of Metro’s Purple Line extension project. 2:12 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – Municipal League, Southwest Beverly Hills Homeowners Association Join Legal Fight Against Metro’s Proposed Tunnel Under BHHS

On Thursday, the Southwest Beverly Hills Homeowners Association and the Beverly Hills Municipal League filed a joint Amicus brief to the California Court of Appeal in support of the Beverly Hills Unified School District's lawsuit to require Metro to redo its Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) before moving the Century City subway station off of Santa Monica Boulevard and under the City's high school into Constellation Boulevard. 12:30 pm Read More