Metro will host a live, interactive telephone town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to talk about a number of new law enforcement initiatives.
Hear from Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington and leaders from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Police Department and Long Beach Police Department. They’ll be discussing the agency’s new multi-agency law enforcement partnership that is working towards creating a safer, more enjoyable experience for transit riders.
Topics include: increased security presence, shortened incident response times, lowering crime and ensuring greater compliance with Metro’s Customer Code of Conduct. Metro will also provide an update on plans to assist homeless populations by offering them access to housing and other services.
Residents across Los Angeles County will be called at random through an innovative automated telephone system and invited to participate in the public forum from the comfort of their own homes. The telephone town hall also will include an option for participants to provide input through real-time polls. When residents answer their phones, they will be connected to the meetings automatically.
Anyone who does not receive a call but wants to participate can dial in to the toll-free telephone number listed below:
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“Residents across Los Angeles County will be called at random through an innovative automated telephone system and invited to participate in the public forum from the comfort of their own homes” – This idea is bizarre. I bet you’ll reach a lot of people who drive alone to work and people who still don’t know to not pick up calls from random numbers (i.e. ages 60+). These are people who are concerned the least about transit security and will have the least useful feedback. Why not advertise on buses and at stations?
I’m a former RTD/MTA Supervisor and remember the day when we had two agencies, LAPD and LASD as our contract Police Services providers. There was always a problem with the LAPD going into other jurisdictions when responding to “calls for service” from Bus Operators. The LAPD would cease their response into other cities and unincorporated parts of the county and then the LASD had to be contacted to respond but would not handle a call within the City of Los Angeles. With three agencies has this problem been addressed or does it still exist and further complicated with the Long Beach P.D. also involved?