Skip to Content

Executive Management Committee - Revised Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Thursday, November 6, 2014 11:30 a.m.


Call to Order


Eric Garcetti, Chair
Mark Ridley-Thomas, Vice Chair
John Fasana
Paul Krekorian
Zev Yaroslavsky
Carrie Bowen, non-voting member


Arthur T. Leahy, Chief Executive Officer
Michele Jackson, Board Secretary
Karen Gorman, Acting Ethics Officer
Karen Gorman, Inspector General
County Counsel, General Counsel


45. RECEIVE report of the Chief Executive Officer.  

46. RECEIVE Federal/State Affairs update.

47. RECEIVE AND FILE status on the Project Labor Agreement and Construction Careers Policy programs on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor project for activity through September 20, 2014.

48. ADOPT Staff Recommended Position:

H.R. 5101 (Hahn) – National Freight Network Trust Fund Act of 2014 SUPPORT – WORK WITH AUTHOR


A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to amend the FY15 budget to add 15 non-contract full-time equivalent (FTE) positions to eliminate consultants; convert four non-contract temporary/as-needed positions to full time; and add six contract FTE positions to reduce overtime costs;

B. amending the FY15 budget by $350,000 to support additional training for cost/price analysis and negotiations, and consultant support to complete the Six Sigma streamlining process review; and

C. receiving and filing the status update of the FY15 Vendor/Contract Management Action Plan.

50. APPROVE amendments to Section VI:  Director Expense Reimbursement and Travel Policy of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)Board Rules and Procedures Policy.

51. CONSIDER Motion by Directors Fasanathat staff return to the October 2014 meeting of the Executive Management Committee to review the draft Request for Proposals for revenue-generating bus and rail advertising including both fixed guaranteed revenue and revenue sharing options, and include any other opportunities to expand available ad space requiring no policy change.

59. APPROVE Motion by Directors Garcetti, Ridley-Thomas, Dupont-Walker and Fasana that the MTA Board direct the CEO to develop an “ExpressLanes Strategic Plan” as part of the FY15 ExpressLanes Work Plan which shall include the following:

A. Identification and recommendations of potential corridors that can benefit from ExpressLanes conversion.

B. Development and execution of a master cooperative agreement with Caltrans to jointly execute Project Study Report/Project Development Support (PSR/PDS), Project Approval/Environmental Document (PA/ED) and/or other technical studies for future ExpressLanes corridors.

C. Development of a 10-year and 30-year resource plan for existing and future ExpressLanes corridors.

WE THEREFORE ALSO MOVE that the Board direct the CEO to:

D. Report back to the MTA Board with the first update of the “ExpressLanes Strategic Plan” no later than June 2015.

60. APPROVE Motion by Directors Garcetti, Ridley-Thomas, Bonin and Dupont-Walker that the CEO report back to the Board at the February 2014 meeting with a preliminary assessment of the following:

A. An inventory of current MTA Joint Development sites and potential future affordable housing joint development opportunities resulting from the Gold Line and Expo Extensions and the Crenshaw/LAX, Regional Connector, and Purple Line Extension Projects.

B. The efficacy of developing a memorandum of understanding with local cities and the County of Los Angeles to promote co-investment along transit corridors, such as leveraging municipally-controlled affordable housing dollars for MTA’s Joint Development affordable housing sites.

C.  Establishing a goal within the MTA’s Joint Development Policy that, in the aggregate, affordable housing units represent 30% of all residential units developed on MTA-owned property.

D. Amending the Joint Development policy to allow proportional discounts to the fair market value of MTA owned property for the purpose of contributing towards the cost of affordable housing development.

E. Participating in the collaborative creation of a multi-partner Countywide Transit Oriented Affordable Housing (TOAH) loan fund, potentially in collaboration with local Community Development Financing Institutions, whose primary goal is to develop or preserve affordable housing within a ½ mile of a MTA Rail station, Bus Rapid Transit or Rapid Bus stop. Through the loan fund, developers would be able to access flexible, affordable capital to purchase or improve available property near transit lines for the development or preservation of affordable housing.

F. Establishing a TAP purchase program that provides passes to occupants of MTA joint developments. This purchase program could be modeled on MTA’s Business TAP program, making passes available for purchase in whole or shared by entities including but not limited to occupants, property owners, and property managers.

52. RECEIVE AND FILE the status report on efforts underway to use technology and innovation to improve the customer experience on Metro’s Bus and Rail system.


53. RECEIVE AND FILE quarterly report on the demographic profileof those cited for fare violations in response to Motion #55 from the May 2014 Regular Board Meeting. (Item C2)

54. RECEIVE oral report on the status of the transfer of the Caltrans Park and Ride lots to Metro.

55. RECEIVE oral Citizens Advisory Committee update.

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.