Saturday, July 09, 2005

New LA Mayor Shows Leadership

imagine if you will....

you are mayor of a major american city. you are woken up at 3:30 a.m. by your police chief with news of a terrorist bombing on public transportation in london. what would you do?
antonio villaraigosa gets up and spends the morning riding public transportation and talking with passengers about their lives, troubles and concerns. he, by action, reminds the public that public transportation is not to be feared today, tomorrow or down the road.

Mayor Villaraigosa holds a Press Conference in Response to London Bombings

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is a hands on Mayor and he stated he will also be riding the Metrolink this morning and this afternoon to reassure riders that everything is being done to secure rider's safety.

.S. security heightened in London bombs' wake

In Los Angeles, county transit officials tripled the number of security officers on trains, assigned sheriff's deputies to follow buses and sent bomb-sniffing dogs to train and light rail stations.
During the morning rush hour, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa rode the Gold Line to encourage riders not to abandon the system out of fear.

Darn if that ain't one of the coolest things I've heard. Go, Tony!

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