Candidates Forum:
City Heights Citizens Advocate for Improved, Affordable Transit Options

A grassroots citizen coalition of City Heights residents, businesses, and community-based organizations advocated for improved and affordable public transportation options, including safer bicycle and walking routes, at a public forum for District 3 and 7 city council candidates on Thursday, May 1, 2008. This coalition is embarking on a Mid-City MOVES (Mobilizing Our Vision for Equity and Sustainability) Project which will establish the Mobility Coalition as a sustainable vehicle to effect positive change in the mobility of residents - building pathways to prosperity to get our community to work, shop, play, services and learning opportunities. Mobility was chosen because it was an issue that resonated with the residents and because critical public policy decisions concerning mobility are scheduled to be made that will have a long term impact on the community.

Each candidate resounded with a firm commitment to improving transportation in Mid-City including support of the CenterLine Project, a rapid bus transit system down I-15. Guest speakers presented important facts on the neglect and need for improved transportation. Thank you to each candidate, guest speaker and members of the Mid-City community for participating in this event.

Attendees included:
District 3 candidates: Todd Gloria, John Hartley, Stephen Whitburn

District 7 candidates: Marti Emerald, David Tos
...and nearly 150 residents and stakeholders of Mid-City

"Mid-City MOVES! Improving mobility and promoting safer, cleaner and more accessible transportation options for Mid-City residents"

Please contact Joyce Brown at 619-584-1535 or for more information. For media related information, please contact Sheri Popejoy, at 619-584-1535 or



See the Get Involved and News sections for the next opportunities to show your support for the Centerline!