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Westside/Central Service Council Meeting Agenda*

Location & Date

Virtual Meeting, , Los Angeles
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 6:00 p.m.


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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.

Call to Order

Council Representatives:

Martha Eros, Chair
Alfonso Directo Jr., Vice Chair
David Feinberg
Francisco Gomez
Ernesto Hidalgo
Elizabeth Medrano
Desa Philadelphia
Cynthia Rose


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

1. SWEAR In Elizabeth Medrano as Westside Central Service Council Member

2. ROLL Call

3. RECEIVE Recap of May 12, 2021 Agenda Item 4: June 2021 Bus Service Changes Preview Comment

4. ELECT Chair and Vice Chair for FY22, Councilmembers Comment

5. APPROVE Minutes from May 12, 2021 and June 9, 2021 Meetings, Councilmembers Comment

6. RECEIVE Metro Street Safety Policy, Jacob Lieb, Senior Director, Mark Vallianatos, Executive Officer, Carolyn Vera, Principal Transportation Planner Comment

7. RECEIVE Station Evaluation Program Q4 Update, Blanca Buenrostro, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, Jorge Martinez, Transportation Planner Comment

8. APPROVE Annual Work Plan for FY22, Councilmembers Comment

9. CONSIDER Holding a joint Gateway Cities-Westside Central Service Councils Meeting to receive an update on the West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor Project on August 11, 2021, Councilmembers Comment

10. RECEIVE Regional Updates, Joe Forgiarini, Senior Director, Carl Torres, Transportation Planning Manager, Patrick Chandler, Community Relations Manager Handout Comment

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

12. 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):

West Santa Ana Branch Project Update – Joint meeting with Gateway Cities and Westside Central Service Councils