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Citizens Advisory Council

Background Information:

On May 19, 1992, the governor signed AB 152 (Katz) into law. This act merged the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and the Southern California Rapid Transit District and created Metro (Metro).

As part of AB 152, the MTA was to establish a Citizens’ Advisory Council whose “membership shall reflect a broad spectrum of interest and all geographic areas of the County”.


The CAC shall consult, obtain and collect public input on matters of interest and concern to the community and will communicate the CAC’s recommendations with respect to such issues to Metro.  Issues may also be assigned to the CAC by Metro for its review, comment and recommendation.

The Communications Department serves as support staff to the CAC.

Appointments to the Citizens’ Advisory Council:*

Each member of the Metro Board of Directors shall nominate four public members to the CAC to serve at the pleasure of the appointing Board member.  There is no limit to the duration that a CAC Member may serve on the CAC.

2019 Meeting Dates :

  • The CAC Executive Committee typically the first Friday of every month.
  • The CAC General Assembly typically meets the Wednesday before the Board meeting of every month. (Please check the “Meeting Dates” link above for the CAC’s confirmed meeting dates, as approved by the CAC. The dates listed reflect any necessary adjustments that needed to be made by the CAC as a result of scheduling conflicts related to holiday schedules, etc).

All meetings are held at Metro Gateway Headquarters.

CAC Current Agendas

CAC Current Membership:

Brian Bowens, Chair
Tammy Ashton, Vice Chair
Hank Fung, Secretary
Tony Banash, Chair Emeritus
Daniella Alcedo
Greg Anderson
James Askew
Darrell Clarke
Michael Conrad
Russ Davies
Malcolm Harris
Danielle Lafayette
David Lara
Anna Martin
Keith Martin
Penelope Meyer
Jazmin Ortega
Anne Reid
Wally Shidler
Dalila Sotelo
Bob Wolfe

For questions on the CAC please call 213.922.1249.

*CAC membership is on a voluntary basis and members do not receive stipends or compensation for serving on the council.

CAC Current Agendas