Agendas have been set for September’s five Service Council meetings, though changes may be made prior to the meeting dates. For a listing of the dates, times and locations of all five Service Council meetings, click here. For more information about each service council, click on the name of the service council listed below.
All September Council meetings include a report from Metro Service Council Director Jon Hillmer providing monthly and year to date statistics on ridership, performance and other measures of Metro service. In addition, a recent motion introduced by Director Antonovich for Regional Airport – Rail Connectivity Plan will be discussed, with Chris Haskell, a Metro Transportation Planning Manager, providing a brief report on the motion at all council meetings.
We wrote last month about corridor studies being conducted throughout the year by each Service Council. Councils will be discussing the corridor study in their area at their October meetings. We will feature an article on the various corridor studies each Council is involved with sometime in September.
Meeting topics for Service Councils in September, in addition to the Metro service reports and the Antonovich motion described above, include:
San Fernando Valley (6:30 pm, Wednesday, 9/5) – Update on Sepulveda Pass Corridor Systems Planning Study; Discussion on Non-Smoking Ordinances Near Bus Stops; Recap of Recent San Fernando Valley Council of Governments Transportation meeting.
San Gabriel Valley (5 pm, Monday, 9/10) – Update on El Monte Station Opening
Westside/Central (5 pm, Wednesday, 9/12) – Swearing in of new Westside Service Council member George Taule; Update on Sepulveda Pass Corridor Systems Planning Study; Discussion on Line 534 Proposed Route Change in Downtown Santa Monica; Recap of the South Bay – Westside / Central Quarterly Transit Providers Meeting
Gateway Cities (2 pm, Thursday, 9/13) – Update on the Orange Line Development Authority (OLDA) High Speed Rail Project; Presentation on Long Beach Transit Service Changes
South Bay (9:30 am, Friday, 9/14) – Recap of the South Bay – Westside / Central Quarterly Transit Providers Meeting
All service councils welcome and encourage public participation. If you would like to comment at any of the meetings, please fill out a speaker card when you arrive, noting the specific item you are there to address. General comments on issues that aren’t on the agenda are taken as a part of the “public comment” section of the agenda.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If your comments are for a specific council, please make sure to indicate which one you are addressing.