Don’t get us wrong compared to most American cities Los Angeles is ahead of the curve. Our fashion is the trendiest, our people are the coolest (for the most part), and our weather cannot be beat. But we got the thinking, could our fair city be any greater?
Of course it can be! I present to you 5 things that could totally change L.A.
1.) Legalization of Marijuana-I know what you’re saying,”Weed is basically legal here already”. True L.A. is one of the “greenest” cities in the country. With the proper doctor note its legal and was even on California’s most recent ballet for legalization (we’ll get it next time!). When it is finally legalized just think of how much revenue it could bring to our struggling economic state, room it would free up in our overcrowded prisons, and time it would give law enforcement to go after real criminals.
2.) Bullet Train to San Francisco/Las Vegas- Just imagine how much easier it would be to visit our neighbors to the north and west. Sadly as of now the only options are flying or driving but both have their pitfalls. Driving takes too long and flying can be too price. It would be so much easier to hop on a train and be there in 2 hours. Currently the dream is still in the planning phase with the California High-Speed Rail Authority, but “planning” can go on for years before anything is ever executed.
3.) Professional NFL team- How can the countries second biggest city not have a football team when Green Bay, Wisconsin’s “Go Pack Go” chants can be heard all the way in Koreatown.Come on! Los Angeles’ population is around 18 Million; Green Bay’s is only 300,000 that’s 56 time smaller. It seems talks are finally in works to build a nice, shiny, new stadium near downtown’s L.A. Live. It would bring so much people/money to downtown, which is currently going through an urban revitalization. The only thing is if everything goes through and we actually do get a team we have to keep it!
4.) Improved City Metro Rail System- Our current train system is satisfactory, but there is definitely room for improvement. The first big hurdle is staying open 24 hours. We can’t let our east coast rival, New York City, beat us in everything. Next, expansion of the 9 current lines since they do not meet the needs of most L.A. citizens. Apparently they don’t get that L.A. is spread out and we need a train system that supports that. This also would be a great start to finding a solution to our abominable traffic problem.