South Bay Cities Council of Governments seeking Service Council nominations

Are you an avid user of public transit? Do you feel called to public service? The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (COG) is seeking nominees to serve during the July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024 term on the Metro South Bay Cities Service Council. This Council helps oversee Metro bus services in Southwest Los Angeles County.

Metro’s Service Councils are responsible for:

  • Contributing to the conceptual planning of bus transit route service changes within their area; reviewing all proposed major bus service changes
  • Calling and conducting public hearings for all major bus service changes within their area
  • Providing locally accessible public forums (monthly meetings, public hearings) for transit users and other interested parties to voice concerns and provide suggestions, questions and input on how Metro can best serve its customers
  • Facilitating partnerships with municipal and local transit service providers to promote a shared vision to improve service integration and coordination, resulting in more efficient service and better use of resources

To be eligible to serve, applicants must:

  • Live and/or work in the South Bay Cities service area
  • Use transit multiple times each month
  • Be able to attend one Council meeting each month, and a limited number of special meetings as needed. Meetings are currently being held virtually on the second Friday of each month at 2 p.m. and have an average duration of approximately 2.5 hours
  • Not be an employee of or consultant for Metro

Council Members receive a $100 stipend per meeting (up to two meetings per month) and a Metro badge good for unlimited use of the Metro Bus and Rail system.

To submit a nomination, send the names of prospective candidates to with a short bio and reason why they should be selected by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 25.

For more information regarding the nomination and selection process, contact Jacki Bacharach at 310.293.2612 or Questions regarding Metro’s Service Councils or the appointment process can be emailed to

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