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Planning & Programming Committee Agenda*

Location & Date

Metro Board Room, One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 2:00 p.m.


Call to Order


Mike Bonin, Chair
Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Vice Chair
Diane DuBois
Sheila Kuehl
Ara Najarian
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

20. APPROVE the updated Measure R Highway Subregional Program Project list to include the proposed 2015 Call for Projects local match.


A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to reinstate $8,375,000 in programming authority to increase the total FY 2014-15 Metrolink rehabilitation and renovation program to $16,375,000; and

B. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer, or his designee, to negotiate and execute all agreements necessary for this action.


A. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to enter into the following documents and agreements, each in substantial accordance with the Summary of Key Terms and Conditions:

1. a Second Revised Amended and Restated Joint Development Agreement with MacArthur Park Metro, LLC, or another development entity created by McCormack Baron Salazar, for the development of the second phase of a mixed-use project which consists of:

a. 81 affordable apartments, an unrestricted property manager’s apartment, 6,000 to 12,000 square feet of retail space and 83 structured parking spaces on Metro’s 1.8-acre Westlake/MacArthur Park Metro Red/Purple Line station site; and

b. the closure of the existing north portal to the Westlake/MacArthur subway station and its adjoining, subterranean access, and the construction of a new “replacement” subway portal at Westlake Avenue, subject to appropriate construction, engineering and operational approvals.

2. a 68-year ground lease with MPM, MPM Apartments II, L.P. or another development entity created by McCormack Baron Salazar, and other documents and agreements to implement the Phase B Project, including, without limitation, licenses, utility easements, covenants and dedications.

B. adopting the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Findings and authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to file a Notice of Determination with respect to the Phase B Project under CEQA within five days after Board action. [HANDOUT]


A. awarding $5,000,000 in Transit Oriented Development Grants to the 10 recommended jurisdictions; and

B. authorizing the Chief Executive Officer or designee to execute Grant Agreement for the funds.

23.1 MOTION by Directors DuBois, Knabe and Ridley-Thomas that the Board instruct the CEO and Metro Staff to increase the funding allocated in this fourth cycle by $1,325,000 to fully fund the “Total Unfunded Need’ category as identified in the staff report.



A. approving changes to Metro Subregional Planning Area Boundaries for South Bay Cities to align with South Bay Cities Council of Governments boundaries;

B. approving creation of new Metro Regional Facilities Planning Area for major Los Angeles County airports, seaports, and Los Angeles Union Station;

C. amending the Measure R Cost Containment Policy, adding a new Section 11 to ensure that Measure R funded projects located in the Regional Facilities Planning Area (i.e., the Crenshaw Line’s 96th Street Station) are not the responsibility of subregional agencies; and

D. approving the use of these new boundaries in Metro plans, studies, and potential ballot measure proposals. [HANDOUT]

25. RECEIVE AND FILE Metro Countywide Bikeshare business structure. [HANDOUT]

26. RECEIVE AND FILE update on the status of the advanced technical studies for the Vermont and North Hollywood to Pasadena corridors in response to the July 24, 2014 and October 23, 2014 Board directives, as well as the process for applying for Federal Small Starts grants.

27. RECEIVE AND FILE status report on Station Wayfinding and First/Last Mile Signage in response to the April 2014 Board motion.

28. RECEIVE AND FILE the Regional Rail Update through November 2014.

29. RECEIVE oral report on Quarterly Mobility Matrices Update.

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


31. RECEIVE report of the Chief Executive Officer.

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.