Preview of Metro Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, July 27

The Metro Board of Directors have their monthly full Board meeting this Thursday, July 27, at 10 a.m. The full agenda with links to staff reports is here.

A link will also appear on that same page to watch/listen to the livestream shortly before 10 a.m. on Thursday. The public is also welcome to attend in person; the meetings are held in the 3rd floor Board Room at Metro headquarters adjacent to Union Station’s East Portal.

Please note that the Board will be on recess in August and back in action in September.

For those who want to give public testimony, here are the instructions:

Live public comment can be given by telephone or in-person.

The Board Meeting begins at 10:00 AM Pacific Time on July 27, 2023; 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 will be taken 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.

Instrucciones para comentarios publicos en vivo: Los comentarios publicos en vivo se pueden dar por telefono o en persona. La Reunion de la Junta comienza a las 10:00 AM, hora del Pacifico, el 27 de Julio de 2023.

Puedes unirte a la llamada 5 minutos antes del comienso de la junta. Marque: 888-251-2949 y ingrese el codigo Codigo de acceso en ingles: 8231160# Codigo de acceso en espanol: 4544724# Los comentarios del público se tomaran cuando se toma cada tema. Para dar un comentario público sobre una tema ingrese # 2 (Tecla de numero y dos) cuando se le solicite. Tenga en cuenta que la transmisión de video en vivo se retrasa unos 30 segundos con respecto a la reunión real. No hay retraso en la línea de acceso telefónico para comentarios públicos.

Here are brief descriptions of a few interesting items the Board will tackle this month:

•The Board will consider a $134-million increase to the budget for the Purple (D Line) Extension’s budget, in order to provide more contingency funds. The project’s budget is $2.57 billion. Staff report

•The Board will receive a presentation from staff on Metro’s Vehicles Mile Traveled (VMT) mitigation program. Under state law, Metro must evaluate projects to see if they will increase driving — and then mitigate for it. Presentation

•The Board will consider a motion calling for more updates from Metro staff on our 48 by 28 program to increase small and disadvantaged business participation in Metro contracts. Motion


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  1. The State of the Agency speech was on Monday. I cannot find it anywhere on website. I submitted an inquiry Monday: no response. I called several Metro media contacts: none picked up. Why are you so opaque?