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Executive Management and Audit Committee REVISED Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Thursday, April 18, 2013 11:30 a.m.

Agenda

Call to Order
Directors
:
Michael D. Antonovich, Chair
Diane DuBois, Vice Chair
Richard Katz
Don Knabe
Mark Ridley-Thomas
Michael Miles, non-voting member
Officers:
Arthur T. Leahy, Chief Executive Officer
Michele Jackson, Board Secretary
Karen Gorman, Ethics Officer
Karen Gorman, Acting Inspector General
County Counsel, General Counsel

46. RECEIVE report of the Chief Executive Officer.

47. RECEIVE report of the Chief Communications Officer

48. RECEIVE oral TAP Working Group update.

49. RECEIVE oral Federal/State Affairs update.

50. ADOPT the following official and operational station names for the six stations that comprise Metro Rail's Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 2A:

Official Station Name

a. Arcadia

b. Monrovia

c. Duarte/City of Hope

d. Irwindale

e. Azusa Downtown

f. APU/Citrus College

Operational Station Name

a. Arcadia

b. Monrovia

c. Duarte/City of Hope

d. Irwindale

e. Azusa Downtown

f. APU/Citrus College

51. CONSIDER:

a. approving continuation of the pilot Youth On The Move (YOTM) program and move it from pilot program status to a regular program, similar to the Immediate Needs Transportation Program, Support for Homeless Re-Entry and Rider Relief Transportation Programs;

b. approving a Public Hearing to be held during the month of June 2013 at the scheduled Executive Committee and/or Board meeting to receive public comment on the proposed fare change to be implemented in July 2013 to continue to give free EZ and Metro passes to the Youth On The Move program; and

c. authorizing publication of the Notice of Public Hearing, to be advertised beginning Friday, May 17, 2013.

52. CONSIDER adopting positions on:

A. AB 179 (Bocanegra) – Would prohibit a transportation agency from selling or providing personally identifiable information obtained through electronic toll collection. SUPPORT IF AMENDED

B. AB 266 (Blumenfield) and SB 286 (Yee) – Would extend expiration date of current low emission vehicle program allowing use of HOV lanes without carrying the requisite number of passengers. Bills differ on extension date, and increasing eligibility.

B. AB 266 (Blumenfield/Bloom) - Would extend expiration date of current low emission vehicle program allowing use of HOV lanes without carrying the requisite number of passengers until the year 2025. OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED

C. SB 286 (Yee) – Would extend expiration date of current low emission vehicle program allowing use of HOV lanes without carrying the requisite number of passengers. NEUTRAL

C. AB 417 (Frazier) – Establishes a CEQA exemption for bicycle transportation plans until 2018.

D. AB 417 (Frazier) – Establishes a CEQA exemption for bicycle transportation plans until 2018. SUPPORT

E. AB 466 (Quirk-Silva) – Would require that federal funds allocated under the Air Quality and Improvement Program be based on a weighted formula that considers population and pollution. SUPPORT

F. AB 756 (Melendez) – Would have CEQA lawsuits pertaining to Public Works Projects heard directly by the Court of Appeals. SUPPORT IF AMENDED

G. AB 863 (Torres) – Would authorize the United States Department of Transportation to assume responsibility for federal review and clearance for transit projects subject to NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act). SUPPORT

H. AB 1193 (Ting) – Would require all city, county, regional and other agencies responsible for development and operation of bikeways to utilize all industry standard safety design criteria. This bill would repalce current requirement that all safety design criteria utilize minimum standards of existing law.

H. AB 1257 (Bocanegra) – Would require the California Energy Commission (CEC) to prepare a report that identifies strategies to best employ natural gas as an energy source. SUPPORT

I. AB 1290 (Perez) – Would provide 2 additional voting members to the California Transportation Commission (CTC) and would convert the Secretary of the Transportation Agency and the Chairperson of the Air Resources Board to non-voting ex officio members. The bill will create further changes to the CTC's committee duties and reporting function.

I. SB 142 (DeSaulnier) – Would authorize a transit district/operator/agency to create special benefit districts and issue bonds within the district(s) to create (repaid through special assessments) rail and transit stations. SUPPORT

J. AB 666 (Weikowski) – Would require violations recorded by an automated traffic enforcement system to be cited as civil violations, subject to a civil penalty, administrative process and appeal in superior court.

53. ISSUE the appropriate notices to enable an amendment to the Measure R Expenditure Plan to advance "Funds Available Beginning" dates for transit corridor projects as shown in the Proposed Measure R Expenditure Plan.

(ALSO ON FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE)

54. RECEIVE oral report of the Interim Chief Communications Officer.

55. RECEIVE oral report on Quarterly Update on Veterans Hiring Initiative.

56. RECEIVE AND FILE status report on Project Labor Agreement and Construction Careers Policy Targeted Worker Hiring Requirements as requested at the March 25, 2013 Board meeting. [HANDOUT]

57. RECEIVE AND FILE report on Civil Rights Compliance Update. [HANDOUT]

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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