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Citizens’ Advisory Committee – Executive Meeting Agenda*

Location & Date

Virtual Meeting, , Los Angeles
Friday, February 5, 2021 10:00 a.m.

Agenda

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Community Advisory Council*
Executive Committee Meeting
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Councilmembers:

 

Hank Fung, Chair
Tammy Ashton, Vice Chair
Brian Bowens, Secretary
Dalila Sotelo, Chair Emeritus
Greg Anderson
James Askew
Tony Banash
Darrell Clarke
Michael Conrad
Russ Davies
Malcolm Harris

 

David Lara
Anna Martin
Keith Martin
Penelope Meyer
Jazmin Ortega
Anne Reid
Wally Shidler
Chris Wilson
Bob Wolfe

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AGENDA  
10 AM

  • Call to Order: Pledge of Allegiance, Introductions (5 min)
  • Approve Executive Committee Meeting Minutes (Action) (5 min)
    • January 2021 Exec. Comm. Mtg. Minutes (Attachment A)
  • Selection of February and potential future General Assembly Mtg. Presentations/Topic(s) (30 min).
    • Metro Customer Experience Plan – invite to CAC to hear latest updates and give input
    • Metro Better Bus Initiative Updates
    • Metro Countywide Coordinated Plan (plan’s emphasis is on ensuring enhanced mobility for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities) – in depth presentation to Council offered.
    • TAP updatesnew contactless payment introduced in Sept. 2020
    • Follow-up on Vice Chair’s Traffic Reduction Study Questions, Council inputs, Draft Report status
    • Crenshaw North Extension Project Updates
    • I-105 Project Updates
    • Homelessness Task Force Updates
    • Metro Countywide Sustainability Program Updates
    • Metro Recovery Task Force Latest Updates on Recommendations & Final Draft Report
    • Metro LRTP and Short Range Transportation Plan updates
    • Other CAC Member suggestions?
  • Administrative Items & Announcements (5 min.)
    • Anticipated 2021 CAC Meeting Dates (Attachment B)
    • Metro Recovery Task Force Draft Final Report out for review- public comment through Feb. 8th.
    • Updates from CAC Members, as shared with Chair and/or staff.
  • CAC Requested Follow-up Items (10 min.):
  • Open Discussion for CAC Members
  • Public Comment, Non-Agenda Items (2 min. per speaker)
  • Consider items not on posted agenda, including items to be presented and referred to committee members and/or staff; items to be placed on agenda at a future CAC meeting; and items requiring immediate action due to an emergency situation or where the need to take immediate action came to the attention of the CAC subsequent to posting of the agenda.
  • Adjournment 
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Community Advisory Council*

Code of Conduct

Adopted on July 23, 2003

  • Respect all Citizens’ Advisory Council (CAC) member opinions by not interrupting them to disparage them as to content of opinion or intent of individual member.
  • When called on during CAC meetings keep within a reasonable timeframe all comments and questions to prevent anyone from dominating the proceedings or in any way preventing the flow of varying opinions.
  • Strive to conduct meetings in an orderly fashion by staying within agreed to time frames and allowing each member a fair amount of time to speak and ask questions.
  • Do not in any way disrespect or call into question the credibility of any MTA employee.
  • Do not make statements attributed to unnamed sources unless the source is identified.

*(The Community Advisory Council or CAC is legislatively identified in Pub. Util. Code §13000 et seq. as the Citizens' Advisory Council).

Attachment A
January 5, 2021 CAC Executive Committee Mtg. Minutes
(Re: Agenda Item #2)

CAC Jan. 5th 2021 Exec. Comm. Meeting Minutes

Attendees: Fung, Ashton, Sotelo, Clarke, Davies, K. Martin

  • Call to Order: Pledge of Allegiance, Introductions (5 min)
  • Approve Executive Committee Meeting Minutes (Action) (5 min)
    • Dec. Holiday Mtg. Minutes (Attachment A)
    • Nov. Exec. Committee Mtg. Minutes (Attachment B)
    • Oct. Exec. Committee Mtg. Minutes (Attachment C)
      • Asthon made motion to approve October and November Meeting Minutes. Fung seconded the Motion. No discussion or objections.  Meeting minutes approved. 
      • Fung made motion to approve Dec. Mtgs. Seconded by Sotelo. No discussion or objections. Meeting minutes approved.
  • Selection of January and potential future CAC General Assembly Mtg. Presentations/Topic(s) (40 min).
    • Metro Countywide Sustainability Program Updates
    • Metro Recovery Task Force Latest Updates on Recommendations & Final Draft Report
    • Metro Countywide Coordinated Plan (plan’s emphasis is on ensuring enhanced mobility for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities) – in depth presentation to Council offered.
    • Metro Better Bus Initiative Updates
    • TAP updatesnew contactless payment introduced in Sept. 2020
    • Follow-up on Vice Chair’s Traffic Reduction Study Questions, Council inputs, Draft Report status
    • Crenshaw North Extension Project Updates
    • I-105 Project Updates
    • Metro LRTP and Short Range Transportation Plan updates
    • Homelessness Task Force Updates
    • Other CAC Member suggestions?
      • Chair Fung indicated that CAC had sneak preview on the new Metro Better Bus initiative from Metro Chief of Staff’s Nadine Lee’s remarks during the December holiday mtg. And, it is anticipated that there will be more information related to that effort to be shared at upcoming CAC Meetings.
      • Chair Fung reminded the CAC Members that the Recovery Task Force Draft Report is out right now for public comment, ending early February, and highlighted the Task Force’s proposed elevated role for the Metro CAC, per the Task Force’s Final Draft Report.
      • Sotelo suggested that the Metro Fareless System Initiative Study Team return back to Council to share latest updates, if going to Metro Board soon. 
      • Chair Fung and Staff shared that an FSI team member as well as Metro Recovery Task Force staff member had shared their latest updates at CAC mtg. a couple months ago and could be asked to return with any further updates.
      • Chair Fung clarified that Metro system is not fareless at present.  Rather, rear-door board due to COVID concerns.
      • Sotelo suggested CAC receive any updates regarding cleanliness and sanitation of Metro system, in light of recent COVID surge could be useful.
      • Ashton expressed potential interest in any Short-Range transportation plans updates that may be going to Metro Board soon.
      • Chair Fung clarified that LRTP was approved by Metro Board per their website
      • Metro LRTP / SRTP staff have presented to Council regularly in recent past.
      • Chair Fung agreed with CAC Member input to have presentation and updates on Recovery Task’s latest updates since they last presented to Council since they are going to Board again very soon. 
      • Council Members agreed with emphasis of the Task Force’s actions and updates related to sanitation and cleanliness measures taken to keep riders and operators safe in midst of COVID.
      • Chair Fung suggested that CAC could suggest to Task Force staff that more actions be taken by Metro to support COVID vaccination deployment efforts, (i.e. perhaps greater usage Metro facilities, park and ride lots, transit stations, etc. to help vaccination deployment efforts).  Perhaps use incentives to help get people vaccinated and/or to engage more employees to help set example of value of getting vaccinated, especially to reach minority communities who may be more reluctant to get vaccinated.
      • Council reached general consensus to receive Recovery Task Force latest updates related to Draft Final Report, as well as some emphasis on sanitation and cleanliness efforts on system, in light of COVID surge, as well as brief LRT and SRT Plan overview and updates.
      • Chair Fung also indicated there may be more info. to share re: CAC staffing needs, time permitted, and if CAC Member Banash is ready to present anything on this topic.
  • Administrative Items & Announcements (5 min.)
    • Anticipated 2021 CAC Meeting Dates (Attachment D)
    • Metro Recovery Task Force Draft Final Report out for review- public comment through Feb. 8th.
      • Chair Fung encouraged CAC Members to weigh-in, provide their input, ask questions, etc. on these topics and any of the Metro topics with CAC.
      • Chair Fung also gave a brief update and a report out from his participation at recent Metro PAC Mtg. He indicated there were some concerns raised at PAC Mtg. regarding Task Force Draft Final Report, such as some concerns about the proposed deadline for public comment.  Public comment period now extended. More details will be included in the Chair’s January Chair Report for Jan. General Assembly mtg.
  • CAC Requested Follow-up Items (10 min.):
    • Metro Countywide Sustainability Program
    • Requested Microtransit information (service map, Fact Sheet and overview materials).
    • Metro Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) information
      • Reminder provided that Sustainability Council meetings are open to the public, per inquiry from Council, and CAC Members were invited by the Sustainability Council staff to consider if they’d like to have an official CAC seat on this Council, and/or consider attending the meetings as member of public, if of interest.
      • Reminder from staff that the CAC had questions about the PSAC at recent CAC mtgs. and were provided weblinks to PSAC website, including weblink to PSAC FAQ. Also, additional answers to CAC’s questions were provided by PSAC staff, per request of CAC Chair.
      • Chair Fung reinforced importance of diverse representation on PSAC, and expressed his view that PSAC Members should be compensated.
      • Ashton indicated that she does not think it necessary at this time to for CAC to weigh-in on PSAC and membership.  Does not feel this is a matter that CAC needs to involve itself on at this time.
      • Chair Fung suggested that PSAC Board Report be included in next CAC Agenda for Council’s reference and for further information.
      • Sotelo suggests that CAC Exec. Committee propose Banash as CAC’s designated representative to Metro Sustainability Council and for placement of this proposal of Banash’s representation on behalf of CAC on their January CAC Gen. Assembly Mtg. Agenda. 
      • Ashton agrees with Sotelo’s suggestion. 
      • Sotelo asks Chair Fung to provide confirmation back to Metro Sustainability staff to have CAC seat on their Council and re-confirm interest of CAC to make appointment (pursuant to confirmation) of CAC Member Banash, given Banash’s expressed interest. 
      • Chair Fung also suggested Sotelo as alternate.  Sotelo suggested Member Martin in her place, given his expressed interest. General consensus reached and no objections.
    • CAC Members’ monthly reminder to send pic and 3-bullet bio if they have not yet.
  • Open Discussion for CAC Members
      • Ashton asked for CAC website to reflect “Community” where there is reference to “Citizen” as well as more uniform sizing of each CAC Members’ pictures.
  • Public Comment, Non-Agenda Items (2 min. per speaker)
  • Consider items not on posted agenda, including items to be presented and referred to committee members and/or staff; items to be placed on agenda at a future CAC meeting; and items requiring immediate action due to an emergency situation or where the need to take immediate action came to the attention of the CAC subsequent to posting of the agenda.
  • Adjournment
      • Chair Fung asked the Council to adjourn in honor of Brian Sicknick, a police officer who died from the U.S. Capitol attack, a New Jersey native who served in the Air National Guard, joined the Capitol Police in 2008, and died, trying to protect our legislators and the democratic institutions of this great Country.  Martin expressed support. No objections. Sotelo seconded. Motion approved. Meeting adjourned.

(Meeting Minutes Prepared by Metro Staff) 

Attachment B
2021 CAC Meeting Dates (per CAC Bylaws guidance)
(Re: Agenda Item #4a)

Metro CAC

Anticipated Meeting Dates for 2021

Executive Committee Meetings
Typically held the First Friday of each month, starting at 10 a.m., unless an alternative date is noted below:

  • January 8th (adjusted due to New Year/ holiday)
  • February 5th
  • March 5th
  • April 2nd
  • May7th
  • June 4th
  • July 9th (adjusted due to July 4th holiday)
  • August 6th
  • September 3rd
  • October 1st
  • November 5th
  • December 3rd

General Assembly Meetings:
Typically held the Fourth Wednesday of each Month, starting at 6 p.m., unless alternative date is noted below.

  • January 27th
  • February 24th
  • March 24th
  • April 28th
  • May 26th
  • June 23rd
  • July 28th
  • August 25th
  • September 22nd
  • October 27th
  • November 17th (adjusted due to Thanksgiving Holiday)

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Meeting Dates are Subject to Change. Please always reference final posted CAC meeting Agendas on Metro website for final dates and times.