LA Councilman Ryu continues outreach efforts with subway construction

November 3, 2015
(Courtesy of Metro/Facebook)

(Courtesy of Metro/Facebook)

By Brian Han

When criticisms arose regarding Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu’s lack of an online communication resource for residents, he and his team acted quickly to put up a spiffy new website that assured regular updates and a line of contact.

But Ryu’s not afraid to go old school.

With the latest Purple Line Extension subway project, fliers were given to residents and businesses all around Wilshire Boulevard from La Brea to Highland.

Soon part of Los Angeles busiest streets will close for construction and Ryu wants to know exactly what the people affected by it prefer to do.

“The reason why we were so successful and connected with the community is that we told them straightforward basics,” Ryu told the Korea Times at the beginning of his term. “We’re going to stick to that. They say all politics is local.  You can’t get more local than city council. This is where the rubber meets the road.”

Quite literally in this case, a section of L.A.’s most traveled roads, Wilshire Boulevard will be closed down for either seven full weeks or for 16 straight weekends.

His offices are encouraging constituents to share their opinions through online surveys, and then also join him in person on Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. located in the John Burroughs Middle School Auditorium.

Visit to share your input on the La Brea decking project, which will begin construction in Spring of 2016.