Preview of Metro Board of Directors’ July meeting

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The Metro Board of Directors meets virtually at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 22. You can watch live here — the webstream will also be saved and available for those who wish to watch/listen at a later date.

The agenda for the meeting is above with links to Metro staff reports and presentations.

Live Public Comment Instructions

Live public comment can only be given by telephone. The Board Meeting begins at 10:00 AM Pacific Time on July 22, 2021; you may join the call 5 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

Dial-in: 888-251-2949 and enter English Access Code: 8231160# Spanish Access Code: 4544724#

Public comment may be taken at the beginning of the meeting or as the Board takes up each item. To give public comment on an item, enter #2 (pound-two) when prompted.

Please note that the live video feed lags about 30 seconds behind the actual meeting. There is no lag on the public comment dial-in line.

It’s a quieter than usual month for the Board. Among some of the more interesting items the Board are scheduled to tackle:

•The Board will receive an update on the development of Metro’s fareless pilot program for K-12 and community college students and low-income residents in Los Angeles County. Presentation

•The Board will consider a motion to expand Metro’s Eat Shop Play program to help support small businesses near major transit stops as a way to help the local economy recover from the pandemic.

•The Board will consider a motion calling for Metro to help develop a memorial to the 1871 massacre of Chinese people at or near Union Station — near where the atrocity occurred.

•The Board will consider adopting the Expo/Crenshaw First/Last Mile Plan — a series of potential improvements to help pedestrians and cyclists travel to and from the street level E Line (Expo) station and the new underground station that will serve the Crenshaw/LAX Line when it opens.

•The Board will receive an update on Metro’s ongoing Public Safety Advisory Committee that is recommending reforms and updates to the way Metro polices its transit system and facilities. The Board will also consider providing compensation for Committee members. Staff report

2 replies

  1. thank you for the historical lesson for 1871 massacre at Union Station. I am gutted to only hear of this now in my 52 years in Los Angeles. I am utterly shocked how much of this history of America’s largest lynching event (15 Chinese deaths by lynching) was swept under the rug and not taught in schools like the Tulsa 1921 massacre and other atrocities. I fully support this initiative for a memorial.

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