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Adjourned MTA Regular Board Meeting of July 26, 2012 - Proposed Amendment to the Measure R Traffic Relief and Rail Expansion Ordinance Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Monday, August 6, 2012 10:00 a.m.

Agenda

Call to Order

Directors
Michael Antonovich, Chair
Diane DuBois, 1st Vice Chair
Richard Katz, 2nd Vice Chair
John Fasana
David Fleming
José Huizar
Don Knabe
Gloria Molina
Ara J. Najarian
Pam O'Connor*
Mark Ridley-Thomas
Antonio Villaraigosa*
Zev Yaroslavsky
Michael Miles, non-voting member

Officers

*Director O'Connor:
via telephone
D/T Marriott, Lobby
1201 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
*Director
Villaraigosa:
via telephone
605 S. Irving Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Arthur T. Leahy, Chief Executive Officer
Michele Jackson, Board Secretary
Karen Gorman, Ethics Officer
Karen Gorman, Acting Inspector General
County Counsel, General Counsel

1. PUBLIC MEETING on proposed amendment (Fasana) to the Measure R Ordinance (#08-01).
2. CONSIDER the following actions relatedrelated to Measure R and its extension:

  1. adopting the proposed amendment to the Measure R Ordinance (#08-01);
    (REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE BOARD)
  2. adopting an amendment to the Traffic Relief and Rail Expansion Tax Extension Ordinance (#12-01) to incorporate the proposed amendment;
  3. adopting the Resolution requesting that Ordinance #12-01 be amended and placed on the November 6, 2012 ballot; and
  4. approving the Measure R Extension Information Program.

3. RECEIVE status of the Regional Connector construction method.
4. RECEIVE Expo Line/Blue Line Junction Update.
5. YAROSLAVSKY MOTION that the Board directs the CEO to convene a Metro Blue Line Task Force with staff and safety/rail experts to investigate and report back on:

  1. causes for accidents along the Blue Line, including but not limited to adequacy of current safety procedures, operational concerns, structural concerns, signage, and traffic conditions;
  2. potential suicide prevention strategies and
  3. solutions to the issues that are identified as well as plans for
  4. implementing those solutions.

I FURTHER MOVE that the Metro Blue Line Task Force report back to
the System Safety and Operations Committee and the MTA Board in
November 2012.
6. CLOSED SESSION:
A. Conference with Legal Counsel – Pending Litigation- G.C. 54956.9(a)

  1. Today's IV, Inc., dba Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites v. LACMTA, LACS Case No. BS137540
  2. 515/555 Flower Associates, LLC v. LACMTA, LASC Case No. BS137271

Consideration of items not on the posted agenda, including: items to be presented and (if requested) referred to staff; items to be placed on the agenda for action at a future meeting of the Committee or Board; and/or items requiring immediate action because of an emergency situation or where the need to take immediate action came to the attention of the Committee subsequent to the posting of the agenda.

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON ITEMS OF PUBLIC INTEREST WITHIN COMMITTEE'S SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION

ADJOURNMENT


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