Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Build the Green Line to LAX or Else...

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

State Senator Jenny Oropeza represents coastal areas, including LAX, and also sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee that's currently deciding the fate of AB 2321 which will allow a measure asking the people to vote on a sales tax increase that would go towards transportation, mostly public transit projects like the "Subway to the Sea" and a Green Line extension to LAX.

The airport extension is in the plan, but not written into the state bill. So without that guarantee, Oropeza hinting towards voting against the bill, possibly killing any chances of public transit funding for the Green Line and everything else.

"One thing I learned is that if you do not hold the line when you're right and it's good for the people, then in the end the people will get screwed," Oropeza told the Bottleneck Blog. "I feel the duty to do the right thing." With that kind of thought process, isn't everyone else getting screwed too?

Support for LAist comes from

Photo by alistairmcmillan via Flickr