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All Region Public Hearing Agenda*

Location & Date

Virtual Meeting, , Los Angeles
Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:00 a.m.


Watch Online: Link to stream will appear here under Upcoming Events when the hearing begins
Listen By Phone: Dial 877.422.8614, enter Meeting Extension 3462125# (English)
Escuchar Por Teléfono: Marque al 877.422.8614, ingresar la extensión 4127050# (Español)
電話收聽中文:撥打877.422.8614, 再按會議分機號碼 4127035#
Слушать по телефону: Набрать номер 877.422.8614, дополнительный 4127062# (Русский)

Call to Order

Regional Service Council Members

Gateway Cities
Al Rios, Chair
Danny Hom, Vice Chair
Sean Ashton
Maria Davila
Jo Ann Eros-Delgado
Karina Macias
Samuel Peña
Wally Shidler
Lori Y. Woods
San Fernando Valley
David Perry, Chair
Carla Canales Cortez, Vice Chair
Leslie Aguirre
Robert Gonzales
Yvette Lopez-Ledesma
Perri Sloane Goodman
Jess Talamantes
Dennis Washburn
Donald Weissman
San Gabriel Valley
Diane Velez, Chair
Peter Chan, Vice Chair
Harry Baldwin
Roger Chandler
David Diaz
Gary Floyd
Alex Gonzalez
John Harrington
Ben Wong
South Bay
Don Szerlip, Chair
Ernie Crespo, Vice Chair
Charles M. Deemer
Luis Duran
Elaine Jeng
Roye Love
David Mach
Rochelle Mackabee
Glenda Silva
Martha Eros, Chair
Alfonso Directo Jr., Vice Chair
David Feinberg
Francisco Gomez
Ernesto Hidalgo
Elliott Petty
Desa Philadelphia
George Taule


Dolores Ramos, Service Councils Administrator
Conan Cheung, Senior Executive Officer
Joe Forgiarini, Senior Director
Scott Greene, Transportation Planning Manager
Chad Kim, Senior Transportation Planner
Israel Marin, Principal Transportation Planner
Carl Torres, Transportation Planning Manager
Wayne Wassell, Senior Transportation Planning Manager
Albert Kuan, Transportation Associate

1. CALL to Order and Remarks by Hearing Officer
• Purpose of Public Hearing and Hearing Procedures

2. READING of Statement Regarding Publication of Notices and Dissemination of Public Information, Dolores Ramos, Service Councils Administrator

3. PRESENTATION of Proposed NextGen Bus Plan Service Changes to be Implemented in December 2020 or Later
Times listed are approximations of when each region’s proposals are expected to be presented; actual start time and duration of the presentation may vary.
10:15 a.m.: Introduction to the NextGen Bus Plan: Conan Cheung, Senior Executive Officer,
Joe Forgiarini, Senior Director
10:30 a.m.: Westside Central Proposals: Carl Torres, Transportation Planning Manager
10:45 a.m.: South Bay Cities Proposals: Scott Greene, Transportation Planning Manager
11:00 a.m.: Gateway Cities Proposals: Chad Kim, Senor Transportation Planner
11:15 a.m.: San Gabriel Valley Proposals: Wayne Wassell, Senior Transportation Planning Manager
11:30 a.m.: San Fernando Valley Proposals: Israel Marin, Principal Transportation Planner

4. RECEIVE Public Comments on Proposed NextGen Bus Plan Changes: 11:50 a.m. until all online comments are read and all comments by phone are received.
Public comments will be taken after the presentation of changes for all regions, and will alternate between written comments and each of the comment lines (English, Spanish, Mandarin, Russian). Councilmembers and staff will receive comments and will not discuss or respond to any comments beyond clarifying or correcting any misunderstanding of a proposal by commenters.
• Submit your eComment to be read during the hearing here
• Comment in English: Dial 877.422.8614, enter extension 3654496#. Callers will be announced by the area code and last four numbers of their phone number, then be given up to two minutes to make comments.
• Comentar en español: Marque al 877.422.8614, ingresar la extensión 4127057#. Los llamantes serán anunciados por el código de área y los últimos cuatro números de su número de teléfono; luego se les dará hasta dos minutos para hacer comentarios.
• 中文評論:撥打877.422.8614,再按分機號碼 4127040#. 評論者的區域代碼和電話號碼的最後四個數字將會宣布, 然後評論者會有兩分鐘的時間發表評論。
• Оставить предложения и замечания на русском языке: Набрать номер 877.422.8614, дополнительный 4127071#. Звонящие будут объявлены по коду города и последним четырем цифрам их телефонного номера, и затем получат возможность оставить комментарий продолжительностью до двух минут.

5. CLOSING Remarks by Hearing Officer and Councilmembers


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