Tuesday May 22, 2012
The special meeting will include a presentation on Metro services in Bell Gardens and surrounding areas, offer the public an opportunity to provide suggestions and comments on Metro services and will feature a presentation on Metro's recently adopted Construction Careers Policy (CCP).
The CCP encourages construction employment and training opportunities for those residing in economically disadvantaged areas on Metro construction projects. The presentation at the Bell Gardens meeting will provide more details about this new policy.
The meeting will begin at 6 pm at Bell Gardens City Hall, 7100 So. Garfield Ave.). Prior to the meeting, from 5 - 6 pm, an exhibit area will be open to the public to get information about transit service in the area.
Metro Service Councils review and take action on staff recommendations for service modifications, receive public input on Metro service, conduct public hearings, evaluate Metro bus programs, and make policy recommendations to the Metro Board about service in the area they represent.
The Gateway Cities Service Council was formed in 2002, and is comprised of nine members that are appointed by the Gateway Cities Councils of Government, and approved by Metro's Board of Directors. They meet monthly, on the second Thursday of each month at 2 pm, at Salt Lake Community Center in the City of Huntington Park, 3401 E Florence Ave.
Jon Hillmer, Metro's Director of Service Councils, is pleased to hold the meeting in the City of Bell Gardens. "We encourage the public to attend this special meeting and give us their opinions about bus service in Bell Gardens and neighboring cities," said Hillmer. "We are specifically looking for public comment and suggestions on how we can improve service."
For specific Metro route and schedule information visit Metro's Web site at www.metro.net and use Metro's trip planner or call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876). For more information about Metro's Service Councils, visit their website http://www.metro.net/about/local-service-councils/. For more information on the Construction Careers Policy, visit http://www.metro.net/about/pla/
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