Preview of March Metro Service Council meetings

All five Service Councils will be holding their March meetings at their usual times, dates and locations. As mentioned in last month’s article, this will be the last meeting for the Westside/Central Service Council in Beverly Hills before moving their meetings to the Metro headquarters, which is adjacent to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

Last month’s Service Council Preview also explained that the Gateway Cities Service Council is considering a location and time change, and welcomes the public input on a new meeting location. That Service Council currently meets at Salt Lake Park in Huntington Park on the second Thursday of the month beginning at 2 p.m.  They believe that meeting at a later time might make it easier for the public to participate in their meetings.

Please click here to read an article posted on The Source about potential locations, and to provide your input on when and where you think the meeting should be. A suggestion was received to hold the meetings at the Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center, but that idea has been ruled out due to limited transit access and the lack of rooms in the early evening.

The San Fernando Valley Service Council will kick off this month’s slate of meetings, convening this Wednesday (March 4). All Councils will receive presentations on Metro’s restructured Parking Ordinance. Councils will also receive the monthly Director’s report, which provides statistics on ridership, performance and other measures of Metro service.

For more information about each Service Council, click on the name of the Council to view their web page. Meeting topics at each Service Council this month include:

San Fernando Valley (6:30 pm, Wednesday, 3/4) – Presentations on Metro Parking Ordinance and March 22nd Valley Ciclavia; Update on San Fernando Valley bus service.

San Gabriel Valley  (5 pm, Monday, 3/9) – Presentation on Metro Parking Ordinance; Operator Recognition Ceremony; Presentation on SR 710 Study Release of Draft EIR/EIS and Public Hearings.

Westside/Central  (5 pm, Wednesday, 3/11) – Presentation on Metro Parking Ordinance; Update on BBB Expo Integration Plan Service Changes; Presentation on Outreach Plan for Westside/Central Service Council Meeting Relocation.

Gateway Cities (2 pm, Thursday, 3/12) –  Presentation on Metro Parking Ordinance; Update on Potential New Monthly Meeting Time and Location; Consider approval of letter to Gateway Cities COG recommending change in the number of Service Council members.

South Bay (9:30 am, Friday, 3/13) – Presentation on Metro Parking Ordinance; Update on Metro ExpressLanes Grant Projects.

For a detailed listing of all Council meeting dates, times and locations, and to preview agendas and presentation materials, 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 If your comments are for a specific Council, please make sure to indicate which one you are addressing in your e-mail.