Service Council Meetings Resume in January 2023  

Metro’s Service Planning Department would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Service Council meetings will resume this month, except for the San Fernando Valley Council. All Councils will hear updates on the LIFE Program, Metro’s hiring progress, and the usual regional updates. The Westside Central Council will hear about a new DASH North Hollywood service, and the South Bay Service Council will hear about new DASH San Pedro service. South Bay will also discuss a new location for in-person meetings, which will resume in the near future.  

On a related Service Council note, the Service Council’s bylaws state that all Councils will meet on a quarterly basis with the CEO and other Metro executive staff for a meeting otherwise known as the Meet & Confer. The next Meet & Confer will be held on January 10 at 3:00 p.m. In addition to meeting with CEO Stephanie Wiggins, the Councils will also hear an update on Public Safety with the Chief Safety Officer Gina Osborn. The meeting will be held on Zoom; meeting information listed below. 

Here are the dates for the upcoming January meetings, along with a link to each Council’s page with a map of the region and the list of the members: 

San Gabriel Valley: January 9, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. 

Meet & Confer: January 10, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.: Zoom meeting ID 812 3827 8002, Passcode: 411498. Interpretation in Spanish will be provided. Se proporcionará interpretación en español. 

Westside/Central: January 11, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. 

Gateway Cities: January 12, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. 

South Bay Cities: January 13, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. Interpretation in Spanish will be provided. Se proporcionará interpretación en español. 

Please note that the South Bay Cities meeting will be held on their usual date, but at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon, instead of their usual 9:30 a.m. meeting time. 

Metro will also host a briefing on the FY24 budget process on January 31. A separate Source article with more info on that meeting and how to participate coming soon. 

Interpretation is available for public Metro meetings and events in alignment with ADA and Title VI Requirements: sign language interpretation, materials in alternative formats, interpreters for members of the public with limited English proficiency, and other accommodations are available to the public for Metro sponsored meetings and events. Agendas and minutes will also be made available in other languages upon request. All requests for reasonable accommodations, interpretation services, and materials in other languages must be made at least three working days (72 hours) in advance of the scheduled meeting date. Please submit requests by calling (213) 922-4600 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our TDD line is (800) 252-9040. Individuals with hearing or speech impairment may use California Relay Service 711 + Metro phone number 

Service Council meeting agendas are always posted here at least 3 days before the meeting; the online agendas include information on how to listen and comment during the meeting, links to the presentations and to submit your comments to be read during the meeting, and a link to stream the meeting goes live when each meeting starts.  

To submit comments to the Service Councils, you can: 

  • Submit an online comment before or during the meeting through the links in the agendas posted online by clicking on “comment” for the item you’d like to comment on. This feature remains active throughout the meeting.  
  • Send an email to servicecouncils@metro.net. Please include which Service Council and agenda item number your comments are for. 
  • Mail your comments, noting the Service Council and agenda item number to: 
  • Regional Service Councils
    One Gateway Plaza MS: 99-7-1
    Los Angeles, CA  90012 

Online comments are accepted throughout the meetings. Email and mail comments must be received by 5 p.m. the day before the meeting to be read into the public record during the meeting 

To be added to any of the Service Council’s email lists, send an email to servicecouncils@metro.net and specify which Council you’re interested in. You’ll receive meeting reminders with links to the agendas and presentations. 

Leave your Reply on The Source