— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) July 28, 2017
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will be the Chairman of the Metro Board of Directors for the next year. He oversaw the Board meeting on Thursday and made the above remarks, laying out his priorities. Here’s the Power Point that appeared on screen:
This is Garcetti’s second go-around as Chair, the first being from mid-2013 to mid-2014.
The next year should certainly be interesting. Metro has three major rail projects under construction and a host of others in the pipeline. Also, this: the International Olympic Committee in September is scheduled to announce the cities that will host the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics. Los Angeles and Paris are the only cities in the running and Mayor Garcetti has, of course, been instrumental in pushing the L.A. bid forward.
And transportation is a big part of L.A.’s bid.
For those who don’t follow Metro governance closely — by which I mean most of you! — the Chair runs Metro Board meetings, sets meeting agendas and Board Committees and works closely with Metro staff. One item Garcetti immediately put in place this tenure: the creation of a new Metro Board Customer Experience Committee, which met for the first time earlier this month.
The Metro Board has 13 voting members: the five county supervisors, four elected officials chosen by cities to represent different parts of the county and the Mayor of Los Angeles and his three appointees.
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