Tag Archives: James O’Sullivan

President’s Message – 2017

As we creep into the New Year I would like to take a few minutes and thank some that have helped make 2016 a successful year for the Miracle Mile. Two special thanks from me. First, to former Councilmember Tom … Continue reading

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Tom LaBonge’s Spending Spree

Tom LaBonge’s Spending Spree by James O’Sullivan, MMRA President By the time Tom LaBonge [photo below] termed out of the City Council in June 2015 his City Hall office was a mess. Shades of the fall of Saigon, file cabinets … Continue reading

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Three-Card Monte and Bike Lanes

Three-Card Monte and Bike Lanes by James O’Sullivan, MMRA President Three-card Monte is a confidence game in which the victim (the “mark”) bets that they can find the “money card” – typically the queen of hearts –among three face-down playing … Continue reading

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Subway Construction Update ~ August 2015

  Click on image to enlarge. Subway Construction Update ~ August 2015: •Metro proposes converting Cloverdale and Ridgeley to one-way streets north of Wilshire to create additional on-street parking •MMRA protests Metro buses using 8th Street At the Purple Line … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to a Courtroom Near You: The Academy Museum

Coming Soon to a Courtroom Near You: The Academy Museum A message from James O’Sullivan, MMRA President On May 6, the City’s Planning Department recommendations on the Academy Museum project were released.  As expected, the department declared that everything is … Continue reading

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Preliminary Results of Miracle Mile Neighborhood Traffic Mitigation Plan

Preliminary Results of Miracle Mile Neighborhood Traffic Mitigation Plan In October 2014 the Miracle Mile Residential Association [MMRA] commissioned a “Neighborhood Traffic Mitigation Plan” of the Miracle Mile. The MMRA selected Gibson Transportation Consulting, Inc. to prepare a comprehensive study … Continue reading

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First Academy Museum Public Hearing Held

First Academy Museum Public Hearing Held MMRA Protests Digital Sign District, Special Events Center, and Lack of Parking On March 16, 2015 the first public hearing on the proposed Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and special events center was held … Continue reading

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Betrayal in the Council District 4 Race • One Person’s Opinion

Betrayal in the Council District 4 Race One Person’s Opinion by James O’Sullivan, MMRA President In the Western classic, One Eyed Jacks (1961), starring Marlon Brando and Karl Malden, one line really jumped off the screen and has stuck with me over … Continue reading

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MMRA Meets with Metro • Seeks to Shift Nighttime Utility Relocations to Daytime Hours

  MMRA Meets with Metro Seeks to Shift Nighttime Utility Relocations to Daytime Hours Miracle Mile Residential Association President James O’Sullivan and Vice President Ken Hixon met with representatives of Metro and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation [LADOT] on … Continue reading

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Pin the Tail on the Donkey (The CD 4 Council Election) • A Message from James O’Sullivan, MMRA President

Pin the Tail on the Donkey (The CD 4 Council election) A message from James O’Sullivan, MMRA President Back in 2011–2012, when redistricting was underway, many of us were scrambling to figure out how the boundaries of the new city council … Continue reading

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