Make Jefferson Beautiful

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Make Jefferson Beautiful

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Jefferson Beautiful started this petition to City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning Hearing Officer

Justice or Just for us?

USC's Streetscape Plan for Jefferson Blvd. deepens the divide between the campus and the community.  The plan improves Jefferson Blvd. only between Orchard Ave. and Hoover St. in Phase 1.  It leaves the remaining improvements to Vermont Ave. on the west and Flower St. on the east for an undetermined future date.

USC should build-out all of the Jefferson Blvd. Streetscape Plan prior to receiving a certificate of occupancy for the new USC Village.  There should be no phasing of street improvements.  Full build-out facilitates safety and access for students and residents, pedestrians and bicyclists who travel daily between the campus and community.

On May 10, 2012, USC's land use attorney, Dale Goldsmith, announced at a public hearing before the City's Planning and Land Use Commission that "USC is prepared to enhance this public benefits package to...extend the bicycle lane on Jefferson Blvd. to Western Ave. Extending the proposed streetscape improvements and street trees to Western Ave."  This in fact reflected an agreement USC made to community leaders before the hearing.

However, USC omitted these commitments in the final Development Agreement. We want USC to honor its promise make Jefferson Blvd. beautiful west to Western Ave., leaving no gaps or buffers between the campus and the community.  USC said the new Village would be for town and gown.  Let's make it happen. 

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