Our Achievements

A few of our major achievements as we continue to protect, sustain, and promote our historic Japantown!

 
 
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Metro Regional Connector

Pushed the rail line station underground and won major community benefits—including a Business Interruption Fund, Go Little Tokyo community marketing campaign, construction mitigations, and a transit consultant.

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Stopped the LAPD Jail

With major support from Nishi Hongwanji, we stopped the construction of a jail in the heart of our neighborhood—which would have been next door to our largest temple and child daycare center.

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Community Benefit Agreements

We worked with new developments to create construction mitigations to protect our small and legacy businesses, and create new public art that shares our history and culture.

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Transportation & Street Improvements

We organized for improvements to our neighborhood, such as the construction of Aiso Parking Garage for affordable short-term parking, and the 3rd St crosswalk for a safer pedestrian path for our senior residents.