Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Congrats to Miguel Del Mundo! Our July Book Club Contest Winner

Miguel is the winner of our inaugural book club contest, having answered correctly the three questions below.  He wins a copy of Railtown: The Fight for the Los Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City, signed personally by UCLA and Berkeley law professor, Ethan Elkind, J.D.

Thank you to all who participated, and we wish Miguel all the best in his education of sustainable transportation, and enjoying the book!

Del Mundo reading Railtown, while waiting for the Metro.
The contest questions for July's selection were:

1) With the defeat of Measure A in 1974, Mayor Bradley explained residents received this item in the mail the weekend before the election, which had a major effect on the outcome: property tax assessment.

2) When Tom Bradley was first elected Mayor of Los Angeles in 1973, he made a promise that he would have a rapid-transit system in construction how many months after taking office? 18.

3) LA County Supervisor Baxter Ward created what transit proposal, later defeated by county voters, and modified later under a new name and scale?  Sunset Coast Line (1976), later Sunset Coast Limited (1978); both were defeated.

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