Preview of July Metro Service Council Meetings

All five Metro Service Councils will meet in July and receive a presentation from Metro’s Office of Civil Rights on Service and Fare Equity Policies and Metro’s Triennial Title VI Report to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The Councils will also adopt their Work Plans for FY 2017 and hear the Quarterly Station Cleanliness Report and Regional Service Performance Report. The final item all Councils will consider is whether to go dark in August and wait to meet again in September.

Public participation and input is an important part of every Service Council meeting, so each Council strives to meet in a location that’s central to the region and accessible by public transit and to meet at a convenient time of day. With those goals in mind, two Councils will consider making a change. The San Gabriel Valley Service Council will consider meeting later than 5 p.m., and the Gateway Cities Service Council will consider moving their regular meeting location to Compton. The community is encouraged to attend both meetings and share their feedback.

For more information about each Service Council, click on the name of the Council below to view their web page. Additional agenda items are below.

San Fernando Valley (6:30 p.m., Wednesday, 7/6) – Swearing in of David Perry as San Fernando Valley Service Councilmember and Line Ride Report from Council Member Vahid Khorsand.

San Gabriel Valley (5 p.m., Monday, 7/11) – Consideration of changing meeting time from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.

Westside/Central (5 p.m., Wednesday, WSC 7/13) – Presentation on Addressing Homelessness on Metro System.

Gateway Cities (6 p.m., Thursday, 7/14)  – Swearing in of Karina Macias as Gateway Cities Service Council Member; Consideration of Changing Regular Meeting Location and Election of Chair and Vice Chair for FY 2017.

South Bay (9:30 a.m., Friday, 7/8) –  Swearing in of Robert Burlingham, Ernie Crespo, and Elaine Jeng as South Bay Service Councilmembers.

For a detailed listing of all Council meeting dates, times and locations, click here. As always, the public is encouraged to attend and share their comments with the Service Councils on improving bus service throughout LA County. If you would like to provide input to a Council but cannot attend a meeting, you can submit your comments in writing through the Service Council web page or send them to service If your comments are for a specific Council, please make sure to indicate which one you are addressing in your e-mail.