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Westside/Central Service Council Meeting Agenda*

Location & Date

Virtual Meeting, , Los Angeles
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:00 p.m.


Watch Online: A link to watch live will appear here under Upcoming Events when the meeting begins

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 Representatives:
Martha Eros, Chair
Alfonso Directo Jr., Vice Chair
David Feinberg
Francisco Gomez
Ernesto Hidalgo
Elliott Petty
Desa Philadelphia
Cynthia Rose
George Taulé

Dolores Ramos, Service Councils Administrator
Joe Forgiarini, Senior Director, Service Performance & Analysis
Carl Torres, Transportation Planning Manager
Patrick Chandler, Community Relations Manager
Michael Cortez, Community Relations Manager
Albert Kuan, Transportation Associate

1.     ROLL Call 

2.     APPROVE Minutes from January 13, 2021 and February 10, 2021 Meetings, Councilmembers Comment

3.     RECEIVE Fareless System Initiative Overview, doreen Morrisey, Principal Transportation Planner, Dennis Tucker, Veterans’ Program Manager Comment

4.     RECEIVE On the Move Rider’s Club Update, Carlos Hernandez, Principal Community Relations Officer Comment

5.     RECEIVE Alvarado Bus Lanes Update, Julia Brown, Community Relations Manager, James Shahamiri, Senior Engineering Manager Comment

6.     RECEIVE FY22 Service Restoration Program Parameters, Conan Cheung, Senior Executive Officer Comment

7.     RECEIVE Regional Updates, Carl Torres, Transportation Planning Manager, Patrick Chandler, Community Relations Manager, Handout Comment 

8.     RECEIVE Public Comments for items not on the agenda Comment

9.     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


  • June Shakeup Preview/December Shakeup Review
  • Metro Micro Update/Preview
  • Station Evaluation Program Update