The L.A. City Council is looking to expand. Getting there could take nine years "Some, including council President Paul Krekorian, have begun arguing in favor of expanding the council to 23 members, up from 15. Others, such as Councilmember Nithya Raman, are looking at whether to more than double the council’s size, swelling its ranks to 31 members." (LA Times)

Former LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Is Running For Board of Supervisors "When Villanueva ran for sheriff, he did so on the Democrat ticket promising to reform the largest sheriff’s department in the nation. But, at the helm, he rehired a deputy fired for being 'unfit,' refused to enforce a vaccine mandate and opened investigations on officials who criticized him, including Supervisor Sheila Kuehl" (LAist)

Route of the La Brea Avenue Bus Priority LanesMetro

Rush-hour busing made easier on La Brea "The construction of nearly 6 miles of priority bus lanes between Sunset Boulevard and Olympic Boulevard began on July 5." (KTLA)

Which Bills Will Gavin Newsom Sign Into New California Laws? "He has until Oct. 14 to sign or veto the final batch." (LAist)

View of the Los Angeles Country Club and Century CityShutterstock

Can golf cure its water addiction? "Golf and the Southern California climate make for uneasy bedfellows. The sport is often a target of water cuts by regulators — and of environmentalists who believe the game uses far too many resources in a world of water scarcity." (MSN)

Destination Crenshaw wins approval to reimagine historic Crenshaw Wall in South L.A. "The structural refurbishment includes having the RTN Crew — which in 2001 painted the wall’s iconic but now faded and peeling mural — create a new, panoramic painting for the wall." (LA Times)

The Crenshaw WallPerkins and Will

L.A. planning commission backs plan for 80 digital billboards on Metro sites "Metro officials said their sign program would provide a new platform for posting traffic and public safety alerts to drivers on the Westside, in the San Fernando Valley, around downtown and in other parts of the city. In addition, nearly 300 existing, non-electronic billboards — more than a third of them on Metro property — would be removed in exchange for the installation of the new digital signs, agency officials said." (LA Times)

Eyes on the Street: Metro Installed New Bollard Protection on First Street Bike Lane "A couple of blocks of new plastic bollards might not look like much, but it just might mean that Metro and LADOT are planning to make good on missing bike/walk connections to Metro's new subway stations" (Streetsblog LA)

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