Metro’s Regional Service Councils are composed of elected officials and/or private citizens that regularly use public transit within the region they represent, have an understanding of the mobility needs of their community, and knowledge and appreciation of their region’s history. Council Members serve 3-year terms and may serve more than one three-year term if re-appointed by the nominating authority and confirmed by the Metro Board.
Metro’s Service Councils and staff supporting them are responsible for:
- Contributing to the planning and approving implementation of bus transit route service changes within their area; approving all proposed permanent route changes which exceed a cumulative $100,000 annual operating cost change, excluding turnaround and out of service route modifications;
- Calling and conducting public hearings for all major service changes within their area;
- Providing locally accessible public forums (monthly meetings, public hearings) for transit users and others interested in transit in each of the Council regions to voice concerns, suggestions, questions and input on how Metro can best serve our customers;
- Facilitating partnerships with municipal and local transit service providers that promote a shared vision to improve service integration and coordination, resulting in more efficient service and better use of resources.
The Gateway Cities Council of Governments (COG) is seeking applicants to nominate to serve during the July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023 term on the Metro Gateway Cities Service Council. This Council helps oversee Metro bus services in Southeast Los Angeles County.
To be eligible to serve, applicants must:
- Live and/or work in the Gateway Cities service area
- Use transit multiple times each month
- Be able to attend one Council meeting each month, and a limited number of special meetings as needed. Meetings are usually held the second Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at Salt Lake Park Recreation Center in Huntington Park and have a duration of approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours
- Not be an employee of or consultant for Metro
Council Members receive a $100 stipend per meeting (up to two meetings per month) and a Metro badge good for unlimited use of the Metro Bus and Rail system.
To apply, submit an application to the Gateway Cities COG by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020. Applications can be submitted via mail, fax, and email as follows:
Gateway Cities Council of Governments
16401 Paramount Boulevard
Paramount, CA 90723
Email to Genny Cisneros at email@example.com
Please contact the COG at 562-663-6850 with any questions regarding their selection process or to request an application. Questions regarding Metro’s Service Councils or the appointment process can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
San Fernando Valley
There are currently no vacancies on the San Fernando Valley Service Council.
San Gabriel Valley
There are currently no vacancies on the San Gabriel Valley Service Council.
There are currently no vacancies on the South Bay Service Council.
There are currently no vacancies on the Westside Central Service Council.