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Executive Management Committee - 2nd Revised Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Thursday, January 15, 2015 11:30 a.m.


Call to Order


Eric Garcetti, Chair
Mark Ridley-Thomas, Vice Chair
John Fasana
Paul Krekorian
Sheila Kuehl
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

61. RECEIVE report of the Chief Executive Officer.

62. RECEIVE report of the Chief Communications Officer.

63. RECEIVE oral Federal/State Affairs update.

64. RECEIVE Civil Rights Compliance report.

65. RECEIVE AND FILE monthly status report on the implementation of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Business Solution Center and Metro’s Pilot Business Interruption Fund. [HANDOUT]


66. RECEIVE AND FILE status update report on the Project Labor Agreement and Construction Careers policy programs for activity through October 31, 2014.


67. RECEIVE quarterly update on Veterans Hiring Initiative.

68. RECEIVE oral report on ACCESS Services.

69. ADOPT the following Official and Operational names for the eight stations that comprise Metro Rail’s Crenshaw/LAX line:

Official Station Name                        Operational Station Name

1. Expo/Crenshaw                            Expo/Crenshaw
2. Martin Luther King, Jr.                   Martin Luther King, Jr.
3. Leimert Park                                Leimert Park
4. Hyde Park                                   Hyde Park
5. Fairview Heights                           Fairview Heights
6. Downtown Inglewood                     Downtown Inglewood
7. Florence/Hindry                            Florence/Hindry
8. Aviation/Century                           Aviation/Century

70. ADOPT the Proposed 2015 Federal and State Legislative Program. [HANDOUT]


A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute Modification No. 2 to Contract No. PS71303218 with Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney to provide federal consulting services for a period of 12 months in the firm fixed price amount of $120,000, increasing the total contract value from $120,000 to $240,000; and

B. adding Contract Modification Authority to Contract No. PS71303218 for future changes in the amount of $120,000.

72. AUTHORIZE the CEO to enter into a non-competitive service agreement with Google, Inc. for a 12-month pilot program to place revenue-generating advertising on Metro’s website,


A. adopting revised Metro Property Naming Policy;

B. adopting “East LA Civic Center/Gloria Molina Station” as the Official Name for Metro Rail’s current East LA Civic Center Station;

C. adopting “North Hollywood/Zev Yaroslavsky Station” as the Official Name for Metro Rail’s current North Hollywood station; and

D. approving the staff plan to implement the above changes at minimal cost without using operating funds.


74. WITHDRAWN: APPROVE adding a position and funding for the Office of the Inspector General to create a Riders’ Advocate function to independently evaluate future fare structuring strategies and assess customer services and related issues.

75. RECEIVE oral report on Cap and Trade Program Guidelines and Potential Metro Funding Opportunities.


76. RECEIVE oral Citizens Advisory Committee update.

77. CONSIDER Motion by Directors Antonovich, Ridley-Thomas, Knabe, Kuehl and Solis that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors:

A. encourage Los Angeles County to show their support to have the 2022-2024 World’s Fair occur in Los Angeles County.

B. direct the CEO to work with the World’s Fair to develop a relationship between the Los Angeles World's Fair, FPC and the MTA and to bring requests to the Board as they arise to further a cooperative effort to bring the World’s Fair to Los Angeles County.

79. RECEIVE joint oral report from Out Front Media (formerly CBS Outdoor) and Metro on potential additional revenue sources under the current contract.

80. CONSIDER Motion by Directors Garcetti and Kuehl that the Board instruct the CEO to:

A. work with the Exposition Construction Authority, the County of Los Angeles, and the City of Los Angeles to prepare a feasibility analysis of the Westwood Greenway project as well as a detailed cost estimate, including an estimate of the on-going maintenance costs;

B. work with the County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles to identify funding sources for the design and construction of the project;

C.provide an oral report at the March 2015 Executive Management Committee on the progress of the feasibility analysis and identification of possible funding sources; and

D. report to the Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee within one year of the Westwood Greenway’s completion with recommendations on the feasibility of including similar sustainable stormwater treatment features in future MTA projects.

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.