Location & Date
Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor,
Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:30 p.m.
Call to Order
Diane DuBois, Chair
Eric Garcetti, Vice Chair
Mark Ridley-Thomas, 2nd Vice Chair
Carrie Bowen, non-voting member
Arthur T. Leahy, Chief Executive Officer
Michele Jackson, Board Secretary
Karen Gorman, Ethics Officer
Karen Gorman, Acting Inspector General
County Counsel, General Counsel
49. RECEIVE report of the Chief Executive Officer.
50. RECEIVE report of the Chief Communications Officer.
51. RECEIVE oral Federal/State Affairs update.
52. RECEIVE AND FILE status update report on the Project Labor Agreement and Construction Careers policy programs for activity through quarter ending December 31, 2013.
53. APPROVE staff’s recommendation to amend the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Board Rules and Procedures regarding Board meetings, in particular, Board room conduct and decorum during public participation at Board and Committee meetings.
54. RECEIVE oral report on Public-Private Partnership Program Overview.
(ALSO ON PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE)
55. MOTION BY DIRECTORS GARCETTI, MOLINA AND RIDLEY-THOMAS
that the MTA CEO:
A. prepare a plan to change the name of the Grand Station on the Blue Line to the “Grand/L.A. Trade Tech” Station;
B. prepare a plan to change the name of the 23rd St. Station on the Expo Line to the “23rd St./L.A. Tade Tech” Station; and
C. report back at the May 2014 Board meeting on all the items listed above.
56. MOTION BY DIRECTORS RIDLEY-THOMAS, GARCETTI AND DUPONT-WALKER that the MTA Board of Directors direct the CEO to:
A. prepare a plan to change the name of the Exposition/LaBrea station on the Expo Line to the “Exposition/LaBrea Ethel Bradley Station” to honor Ethel Bradley.
B. report back at the May 2014 Executive Management Committee.
57. MOTION BY DIRECTOR RIDLEY-THOMAS that the MTA Board of Directors direct the CEO to:
A. report back at the May 2014 Executive Management Committee with the following:
1. a determination of the optimum amount of revenue and most cost-effective strategy to execute the sale of Low Carbon Fuel credits generated from Metro’s participation in the Low Carbon Fuel Standards Program; and
2. an implementation strategy to incorporate biomethane into Metro’s fleet.
B. report back at the August 2014 Executive Management Committee with the following:
1. assessment of how the current sustainability-related infrastructure (including renewable energy projects, green buildings and related assets) are operated and maintained; and
2. a long-term financial and operational plan to maintain their optimum performance which includes a plan to use the Low Carbon Fuel Credits, along with any cost-savings generated from current and future sustainability-related infrastructure to specifically continue the implementation, operations, and
maintenance of Metro’s sustainability-related infrastructure; and a comprehensive implementation plan to ensure that financial, infrastructural, and operational elements of sustainability-related infrastructure are incorporated in all of Metro’s activities.
58. MOTION BY DIRECTORS BONIN AND KREKORIAN that Metro staff research and report back to the Board in May on technology improvements to Board Archives System, incorporating the following elements and principles:
A. a system built on the concept of a paperless office that supports document sharing, a cloud type of storage and indexing of records that moves away from labor-intensive scanning of materials and manual data entry
B. a searchable electronic index of the Metro Boards actions, reports, motions, and other official and public documents in the legislative record that can reliably return specific records.
C. an interface that allows users to subscribe to a specific project or action to receive emails of file activity and use RSS feeds for subject matter reports.
D. searchable document contents.
E. the ability to track verbal reports, or provide a place to "deposit" (scan) documents submitted during verbal reports and general public comment discussion.
F. the ability to link Committee and Board discussions and actions to segments of audio or video records.
G. a database of contracts awarded that the public can easily access and search.
I FURTHER MOVE that staff explore live-streaming of Metro committee and Board proceedings on the Metro website for easy access and viewing by the public. Staff should also be directed to report on the expansion of the phone access system to ensure that the public never reaches a busy signal during the proceedings of the Board.
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 Committee or Board; 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 Committee subsequent to the posting of the agenda.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON ITEMS OF PUBLIC INTEREST WITHIN COMMITTEE’S SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION