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Town Hall Meeting for Light Rail Plan

November 05, 1989

It must be very clear by now that Westsiders and other Los Angeles citizens are keenly interested in the purchase of the rail lines currently for sale to local counties surrounding Southern California. From all the letters written recently in response to the grossly slanted Rancho Park "community meeting" in September, we can see it is necessary to hold more forums on the subject. It is especially important that these forums present both sides of the issue.

As suggested in an earlier letter, just such a town hall meeting will be held at the Palms Junior High School auditorium on the evening of Nov. 16. The meeting will host a panel of five people representing both pro and con on light rail for Los Angeles. I suggest that the many hundreds of concerned people who care about this issue attend. The event is sponsored and endorsed by homeowners groups, senior citizens and environmentalists, to mention but a few. At this meeting half the evening will be devoted to dialogue between those attending and the panelists. Any other experts who wish to attend and act as resource people are encouraged to contact the Westside Greens at (213) 31G-reens.

LILLIAN LASKIN

West Los Angeles

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