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Gateway Cities Service Council Meeting Agenda*

Location & Date

Virtual Meeting, , Los Angeles
Thursday, May 13, 2021 2:00 p.m.


Watch Online: A link to watch live will appear here under Upcoming Events when the meeting begin
Listen by phone: Dial 877.422.8614, enter Meeting Extension 3462108#
Listen and comment by phone: Dial 877.422.8614 and enter Meeting Extension 3756328#. During public comment for each item, the moderator will announce callers by their area code and last four numbers of their phone number, then given two minutes to comment. 

Submit comments before the meeting via email or by postal mail: Regional Service Councils, One Gateway Plaza, MS: 99-7-1, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Indicate the meeting name, date, and agenda item number when submitting. Email and postal mail comments must be received by 5 pm the day prior to the meeting to ensure they will be read into the public record during the meeting. Comments received via mail or email will be read for up to two minutes per person, per item. 

Submit comments before and during the meeting via the meeting link here or in the following agenda.

Council Members:
Al Rios, Chair
Danny Hom, Vice Chair
Sean Ashton
Maria Davila
Jo Ann Eros-Delgado Karina Macias
Samuel Peña
Wally Shidler
Lori Y. Woods

Dolores Ramos, Service Councils Administrator
Joe Forgiarini, Senior Director, Service Performance & Analysis
Chad Kim, Senior Transportation Planner
Mark Dierking, Community Relations Manager
Athena Thai, Senior Transportation Planner

1.     ROLL Call

2.     APPROVE Minutes from April 8, 2021 Meeting, Councilmembers Comment

3.     RECEIVE Metro Micro Update, Rani Narula-Woods, Senior Director, Andrew Carrasco, Transportation Operations Manager Comment

4.     RECEIVE June 2021 Bus Service Changes Preview, Chad Kim, Senior Transportation Planner Comment

5.     RECEIVE Station Evaluation Program Update, Blanca Buenrostro, Facilities Maintenance Manager, Jorge Martinez, Transportation Planner Comment

6.     RECEIVE Regional Performance Report and Updates, Joe Forgiarini, Senior Director, Chad Kim, Senior Transportation Planner, Mark Dierking, Community Relations Manager Comment

7.     RECEIVE Public Comment for items not on the Agenda Comment

8.     CHAIR and Council Member Comments
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 Council; 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 Council subsequent to the posting of the agenda.


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Upcoming Service Council Presentations (Items subject to change):


  • Better Bus Initiative
  • System Security & Law Enforcement Update
  • Select FY22 Chair and Vice Chair