Via Metro e-newsletter:

Please join Metro for the last set of meetings of the Station Area Advisory Groups (SAAGs) formed as a part of the ongoing Final EIS/EIR for the Westside Subway Extension. The SAAGs are intended to provide input to Metro subway planners about design-related issues at the proposed stations.

The Station Area Advisory Groups are scheduled to meet as follows:

Station Area Advisory Group Meetings – June 20-22, 2011
All meetings are 5:30-8:30 PM

La Brea and Fairfax Station Area Advisory Groups
Monday, June 20 – LACMA West – Terrace Room, 5th Floor
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Served by Metro Lines 20, 720, 217 & 780.
Validated vehicle parking is available in the Museum’s 6th Street underground garage. Enter from 6th and Ogden.

La Cienega and Rodeo Station Area Advisory Groups
Tuesday, June 21, Beverly Hills Library Auditorium
444 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Served by Metro Line 16/316.
Free 2-hour parking is available in the adjacent structure.

Westwood/UCLA and Century City Station Area Advisory Groups
Wednesday, June 22 – Westwood United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall, 3rd Floor
10497 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Served by Metro Line 20.
Free parking is available below Belmont Village, the building east of the Sanctuary. From Wilshire Boulevard, use the Belmont Village driveway and proceed under the overhang to the underground parking lot. Park on levels P2, P3 or P4 and take the church elevator in the southwest corner of the parking lot. There will be signs to direct you to the meeting room.

Each SAAG consists of about 8-15 individuals who are representative of the residents, businesses, property owners and key institutions around each station. The individuals invited to serve were either suggested directly by local elected officials or working through area organizations suggested by those officials. City staff has also been invited to attend the meetings to listen to the groups and answer questions.

NOTE SAAG MEETING FORMAT:
The SAAG meetings will be conducted somewhat differently than our regular community update meetings. The Groups are intended to function as roundtable discussions where SAAG members will engage with each other and Metro planners on issues specific to the design of each station and station area. Each meeting will begin with a brief presentation then the individual station groups will break into separate sessions to discuss their specific station. The public is welcome to attend the SAAG meetings to observe group discussions.Metro staff will be available to answer questions.

ADA Accommodation: Special accommodations are available to the public for Metro-sponsored meetings. All requests for reasonable accommodations must be made at least three working days (72 hours) in advance of the scheduled meeting date. Please telephone the project information line at 213.922.6934. Our TDD line is 800.252-9040.

For more information about the Metro Westside Subway Extension, go to metro.net/westside.