DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is in the process of developing a master plan for renovating, expanding and rethinking 75-year-old Union Station, and they want input from you — yes, you!

The agency is hosting a community workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to discuss refinements to original draft alternatives. The proposed master plan will eventually function as a guide for developing Union Station and other nearby properties also owned by Metro. The Aug. 1 public input meeting will be live-streamed via Metro’s UStream channel. The Cathedral is at 555 W. Temple St. Additional information is at

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, who has been in charge of restructuring, expanding and rethinking the Union Station seems to be on the right track, by asking for input from citizens. Don't worry, they won't ask you to shop for badge clips for their upcoming conference, instead they want to know how you feel the best way to spend the public funds would be, and this is a praise-worthy initiative, one we all hope will catch on.

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