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Yearly Archives: 2012

Transportation Justice “This was a busway before I made it into a light rail.” NYT. That’s progress?

“Rail Plan Stirs Distrust Among Black Angelenos. The Leimert Park neighborhood, the heart of black culture in Los Angeles, may be left without a stop on a new rail line,” according to the New York Times. The City Project comments: […]

California Economic Gloom Starting to Lift

After nearly five years of brutal economic decline, government retrenchment and a widespread loss of confidence in its future, California is showing the first signs of a rebound. There is evidence of job growth, economic stability, a resurgent housing market […]

KCET Departures Receives NEA Art Works Grant

The City Project congratulates Juan Devis and the KCET Departures team upon their receiving a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works grant. Read full article at We are proud to contribute the Green Justice column for KCET […]

Anahuak, MRCA and The City Project celebrate Junior Rangers River Unit

The City Project celebrates MRCA Junior Ranger Program graduation ceremony and pre-Thanksgiving dinner hosted by MRCA (Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority) and Anahuak Youth Sports Association on November 20, 2012. The MRCA Junior Ranger Program provides children with the opportunities to learn about environmental science, outdoor skills, experiential […]

Diverse Allies Support Tax Ballot Measure with Equitable Park Funding

The City Project and a diverse and growing alliance support tax ballot measures with funding for parks and park programs that includes an equity plan in place to ensure the benefits and burdens are distributed fairly for all, including park […]

Keeping the Baldwin Hills Clean and Green

The Baldwin Hills is an epicenter of excellence in African American culture across the United States, along with Sugar Hill in Harlem and, now, the White House. Even so, black folks in Baldwin Hills and adjoining South Central Los Angeles have constantly struggled for green justice. The community, which has long suffered from environmental degradation and discrimination, has been fighting to create the two square-mile Baldwin Hills Park. […]

146 National Groups Outline Priorities on Budget in Letter to President Obama

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights issued the following news release: As our nation approaches the so-called “fiscal cliff,” 146 national organizations [including The City Project] are calling on President Obama and Congress to work together to prioritize […]

Environmental Law Journal Symposium on California’s Urban Wildlands – San Francisco, CA – November 16, 2012

Southern California Panel Robert García, Founding Director and Counsel, The City Project “Baldwin Hills Park in Los Angeles” 2:00-4:15 pm Click here to register for the 2012 ELJ Symposium on California’s Urban Wildlands. For more information email Conference Director Professor Paul […]

Election Protection in Richmond, VA

by Daphne P. Hsu, City Project Staff Attorney Election Protection volunteer stands in front of a polling place. | Photo by Daphne P. Hsu/The City Project I looked up a flight of stairs at Main Street Station. Each step would […]

Prop 30 people vote to tax themselves for children’s education. The struggle never ends.

The people of California voted to tax themselves to fund public education by passing Proposition 30 on November 6, 2012.  That is great news. But Prop 30 only prevents $6 billion in further cuts to a public education system that […]