Metro Board meeting underway

The gavel tapped the table a few minutes ago, thereby beginning the April meeting of the Metro Board of Directors. Here's the agenda.

You can listen into the meeting by phoning 213-922-6045.

As per usual, I'll post about the meeting as the day progresses.

 

Categories: Transportation News

10 replies

  1. The only sane politician is Zev. All the other politicians who disagree with Zev’s motion to remove the maintenance fee should be FIRED!!!

  2. Why did they skip over item 69 fare restructuring?

    It’s like politicians want to stray away from this discussion like the plague!

    • Hi Jason;

      They didn’t skip it. Metro staff gave a brief presentaton along with some charts. I’m working on a post about other items at today’s meeting and will include some info. It was only intended to be a receive-file presentation.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  3. Why can’t this be live tweeted in the year 2013? It will be easier to watch the Twitter feed than dial-in.

    • Because spending most of my time tweeting means I can’t listen and take notes. And I doubt many people want to read these posts over a dozen or more tweets.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  4. Steve,

    I think LAofAnaheim meant something like show these meetings live streaming on the internet so that viewers can live tweet with hashtag as the politicians makes stupid comments.

    It would be the best way for the public to immediately react to politicians words instead of being there in person.

    • Ah. I would love to see live streaming in place but thus far Metro hasn’t gone that route.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  5. Something like:

    [watching video of the politicians who voted no against the maintenance fee]

    I tweet: @MetroBoard These politicians should be voted out office! #metroboard_04252013

  6. A live video streaming service which overlays text messages on top of the video is another option.

    Have you heard of nicovideo.jp? It’s gaining popularity as the most direct way for viewers to chime into live video feeds and have everyone have the experience of “shared presence” in watching the video; kind of like a townhall meeting, 21st century style with text messages overlaid over video.

    Check it out.

  7. At least a common hashtag (i.e. LAMTABoardMtg_MMDDYYYY, etc.) would be a good start. It would provide you guys with what we think when we are listening in when politicians blab about something in real time.