Heads up! Metro holds public forum on budget this Saturday

The forum is Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at Metro headquarters adjacent to Los Angeles Union Station. It’s a chance to learn and discuss where Metro gets its money and how it spends those dollars. We’ll also soon be posting a podcast with a member of Metro’s budget team.

Here’s the info on the forum:

Provide Input on Metro’s Budget

Metro’s annual budget sets transportation priorities across Los Angeles County for the coming year. The budget for the 2016 fiscal year, which will be effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, will be presented to the Metro Board of Directors for approval in May 2015.

Before the budget goes to the Board, Metro would like to get your input. Metro will hold a Budget Public Forum and Public Hearing.

The forum will be an informal information session and discussion where Metro will review the budget process, highlight budget themes and receive comments:

Budget Public Forum
Saturday, April 25th from 10am to 12pm
Metro Headquarters, Board Room
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Metro will also hold a public hearing to gather comments on the proposed budget:

Budget Public Hearing
Wednesday, May 20th at 1pm
Metro Headquarters, Board Room
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

All Metro meetings are held in ADA accessible facilities. ADA and Title VI Requirements: Special accommodations are available to the public for Metro-sponsored meetings. All requests for reasonable accommodations and translation must be made at least three working days (72 hours) in advance of the scheduled meeting date; please call 213.922.4600 or California Relay Service at 711.

Persons unable to attend these events can submit comments by mail or email. The deadline for written comments is Friday, May 15th at 5pm.

Mail comments to:
Attn: FY16 Budget
One Gateway Plaza, 99-18-2
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Email comments to budgetcomments@metro.net or use the online form to submit comments.


Categories: Policy & Funding