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SGV Connect is Streetsblog Los Angeles' podcast that explores the people, places, projects and events that make up the changing face of transportation in the San Gabriel Valley. SGV Connect is hosted by Damien Newton and includes interviews by Brian Velez. This feed also hosts SGV Connect's predecessor podcast, #DamienTalks.
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Oct 21, 2015

Welcome to the first two-part #DamienTalks. Today, I talk with Meea Kang with the Council of Infill Developers, Gloria Ohland of Move L.A. and Colin Parent of Circulate San Diego. The topic of the day is the recently concluded legislative session in Sacramento.

Governor Jerry Brown signed a lot of legislation, much of it moved the ball forward on issues such as bicycle safety, active transportation funding, and clean air. But the most popular legislation was AB 744, legislation that impacts parking requirements for Transit Oriented Development.

Ohland focused on the legislative package of Senator Senator Kevin de León, who authored and backed the popular clean air legislation SB 350 and legislation that will allow Los Angeles County MTA to put a new transportation sales tax on the ballot.

A separate interview with Streetsblog Calfiornia's Melanie Curry will air tomorrow.

We’re always looking for sponsors, show ideas, and feedback. You can contact me at damien@streetsblog.org, at twitter @damientypes, online at Streetsblog California or on Facebook at StreetsblogCA.

Thanks for listening. You can download the episode at the Damien Talks homepage on Libsyn.

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