After witnessing the large public turnout at the NextGen Bus Study workshops earlier this year, the Council had discussions to consider whether a later start time would allow people to more easily attend their meetings. At their meeting last Wednesday, the Westside/Central Service Council voted “yes” to change their Council meeting start time from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
According to the Service Council bylaws, the purpose of the Councils is not only to review and approve bus service changes, but also to understand the needs of the community and address their service concerns. The Council hopes that this change in start time will make it easier for the public to attend, and that more Westside/Central region transit users will drop by, learn a little about the Metro projects and programs in their region, and provide their suggestions.
The Westside Central Service Council meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the Metro Board Room at Metro Headquarters next to Union Station. This change in meeting start time will begin with their July 10 meeting.
There are also four other Service Councils, each covering a different region of Metro’s service area: Gateway Cities, San Fernando, San Gabriel, and South Bay. Their meetings are held as follows:
San Fernando Valley Local Service Council – First Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., Marvin Braude Constituent Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401.
San Gabriel Valley Service Council – Second Monday of each month at 5 p.m., Metro El Monte Division 9 Building, Third Floor, Service Council Conference Room, El Monte, CA 91731.
Gateway Cities Service Council – Second Thursday of each month at 2 p.m., Salt Lake Park Community Center, 3401 E Florence Ave., Huntington Park, CA 90255.
South Bay Service Council – Second Friday of the month at 9:30 a.m., Inglewood City Hall, 1 West Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, CA 90301.
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