Stay in touch with the Service Councils

There are some changes coming to The Source, so this will our last Service Councils post here. To stay up to date with all things Service Council, email and tell us which Council you’re interested in (or if you’d like to hear about all of them). You can be signed up to receive meeting reminders with links to the agendas and presentations. Or, you can keep an eye on the Advisory Meetings calendar here. The Service Council agendas are always posted at least 3 days before the meetings are held, with links to presentations.

The Service Councils, which are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their creation by the Metro Board this month, were created as a way to bring Metro closer to the communities it serves. The Councils continue to welcome riders with opportunities for direct input into service issues in their communities

As for what’s coming up, only the San Fernando Valley will meet in August. The rest of the Councils are taking the month off. Two new members will be sworn in on the San Fernando Valley Service Council at their August 2 meeting. The Council will also get updates on Metro system elevator and escalators, and on their region’s service performance and items of interest. Then all Councils will meet in September. Presentations for September are still being finalized, so email to sign up for meeting reminders, or check the advisory body meeting calendar here for updates.

The public can attend meetings in person or online, and make comments in person, online, or by phone. The agendas that are posted here also include information on how to listen and submit comments during the meeting, and have links to the presentations. We’d love to hear from you, so please drop in

Here are the dates, times, locations, transit options, and Zoom info for each of the upcoming meetings. The Councils usually meet monthly at the same time and place, using the same Zoom link/meeting ID.

  • San Fernando Valley: Council will meet on August 2 at the usual 6:30 p.m. time. They’ll also meet on Wednesday, September 6.
    • Marvin Braude San Fernando Valley Constituent Center, 6262 Van Nuys Bl, Van Nuys, 91401
    • By transit: Metro Lines 164, 233, 237, 761, LADOT Panorama City/Van Nuys DASH, LADOT Van Nuys/Studio City DASH
    • Zoom Meeting ID: 844 8686 4773
    • Zoom Link:
    • By phone: Dial 213 338 8477 or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free)
  • South Bay Cities: No August Meeting; next meeting September 8, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.
    • Residence Inn Conference Room, 2420 Marine Av, Redondo Beach, 90278
    • By transit: Metro C Line (Redondo Beach Station), Metro Line 215 (rush hours only), and GTrans 1X
    • Zoom Meeting ID: 874 5516 3517
    • Zoom Link:
    • By phone: Dial (213) 338-8477 or (888) 475 4499 (Toll Free)
  • San Gabriel Valley: No August Meeting; next meeting September 11, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
    • Metro El Monte Division 9 Building, Third Floor Service Council Conference Room, 3449 Santa Anita Av (Santa Anita Av & Ramona Bl), El Monte, 91731
    • By transit: Metro Bus (70, 76, 267, 268, 287, 577, & J Line), Metro Micro (El Monte), Foothill Transit (178, 190, 194, 269, 270, 282, 486, 488, 492, & Silver Streak), Norwalk Transit 7, and El Monte Shuttle Lines serving El Monte Station
    • Zoom Meeting ID: 876 9545 1647
    • Zoom Link:
    • By phone: Dial 213 338 8477 or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free)
  • Westside/Central: No August Meeting; next meeting September 13, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
    • Metro Headquarters Building, 1 Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor Board Room, Los Angeles, CA 90012
    • By transit: Metro Rail A, B, and D Lines; Metro Lines 28, 30, 33, 40, 70, 71, 76, 78, 79, 106, 487, 489, and Metro J Line. Also served by Antelope Valley Transit, City of Commerce, Foothill Transit, LADOT DASH D, Commuter Express Union Station/Bunker Hill Shuttle, Metrolink, Torrance Transit, and Santa Clarita Transit
    • Zoom Meeting ID: 868 0072 4592
    • Zoom Link:
    • By phone: Dial (213) 338-8477 or (888) 475 4499 (Toll Free)
  • Gateway Cities: No August Meeting; next meeting September 14, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Salt Lake Park Community Center Lounge, 3401 E Florence Av, Huntington Park, 90255
    • By transit: Metro Lines 111 and 251
    • Zoom Meeting ID: 878 3912 9126
    • Zoom Link:
    • By phone: Dial (213) 338-8477 or (888) 475 4499 (Toll Free)

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 Specify which Service Council and agenda item number your comments are for.
  • Mail comments, noting the Service Council and agenda item number to:
    • Regional Service Councils
      One Gateway Plaza MS: 99-7-1
      Los Angeles, CA  90012

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.

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.

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    • Hi numble;

      The blog’s appearance, for one, needs an update. And content- and staffing-wise needs a refresh, too. More info soon.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source