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Metro Policy Advisory Council

The Metro Policy Advisory Council (PAC) was established in early 2017 to review, comment and provide input on the draft Measure M Master Guidelines (Guidelines), the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), and other work plans and policy areas that the Metro Board may request.

Upcoming PAC Meetings

  • February 5, 2019 - Special Meeting

2017-2019 Meeting Schedule

The PAC will meet quarterly, on the second Tuesday of March, June, September and December, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Meetings are held at Metro Headquarters, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012 with rooms to be determined as available.

To receive updates on PAC meetings, please email .

December 11, 2018 - PAC Updates

*In instances where the first Tuesday falls after a holiday, the PAC will meet on the second Tuesday of that month.

To ensure an equal, representative voice of all constituencies in Los Angeles County, the PAC is made up of three major categories, each with 9 representatives reflective of a diverse coalition of stakeholders:

  • Transportation Consumers – those who use or are impacted by Metro’s complex transport system
  • Transportation Providers – those who supply or regulate transportation infrastructure and services
  • Jurisdictions – representatives of elected bodies accountable to the needs of consumer and provider constituencies

In total, there are 27 representatives and 25 alternates on the PAC. Of these members, there are three Officers (*) representing each of the three major constituency categories. More information on PAC membership is available in the Roles and Responsibilities of the Metro Policy Advisory Council .


  • Elderly/Disabled
    Stephanie Ramirez, Associate State Director of Community, AARP (Representative)
    Richard Hernandez, Systems Change Adv., Disabled Resource Center (Alternate)
  • Students
    Mary Gallagher, VP Admin. Services, Los Angeles Community College (Representative)
    Colin Donahue, VP Admin. Finance, Cal State Northridge (Alternate)
  • Enviro/Social Equity - Social Justice
    Jessica Meaney, Executive Director, Investing in Place (Representative)
    Thomas Yee, Initiative Officer, LA Thrives (Alternate )
  • Enviro/Social Equity - Low-Income Communities
    KeAndra Dodds, Sr. Program Director, Enterprise Community Partners (Representative)
    Malcolm Harris, Program & Organizing Director, Trust South LA (Alternate)
  • Enviro/Social Equity - Environment
    Bryn Lindblad, Assoc. Director, Climate Resolve (Representative)
    Andres Ramirez, Clean Energy Director, Pacoima Beautiful (Alternate)
  • Business
    Hilary Norton, Executive Director, Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic (Representative)
    Adam Lane, Director Leg. Affairs, Los Angeles Business Council (Alternate)
  • Small Business
    William Osgood, TBAC & President, LA Chapter DVBA (Representative)
    Moises Cisneros, TBAC & Exec. Director, LA Latino Chamber of Commerce (Alternate)
  • Labor
    Ron Miller, Executive Secretary, Los Angeles Building Trade (Representative)
    Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, LA Federation of Labor (Alternate)
  • CAC
    Dalila Sotelo, President, Metro CAC (Representative)
    Darrell Clarke, Metro CAC (Alternate)


  • Transit Munis
    Ernie Crespo, Transportation Director, Gardena Bus (Representative)
    David Feinberg, Big Blue Bus (Alternate)
  • Caltrans
    Nieves Castro, Acting Deputy Director, District 7 (Representative)
    Robert So, Deputy Director, District 7 (Alternate)
  • Metrolink
    Elissa Konove, Deputy CEO, Metrolink (Representative)
    Roderick Diaz, Director, Metrolink (Alternate)
  • Access Services
    Randy Johnson, Manager Government and External Affairs, Access Services (Representative)
    Hector Rodriguez, Dep. Executive Director, Access Services (Alternate)
  • Ports
    Kerry Cartwright, Director, Port of Los Angeles (Representative)
    Rick Cameron, Managing Director, Port of Long Beach (Alternate)
  • Airports
    Frank Miller, Executive Director, Burbank Airport (Representative)
    Jess Romo, Director, Long Beach Airport (Alternate)
  • SCAG
    Darin Chidsey, Chief Operating Officer, SCAG (Representative)
    Naresh Amatya, Acting Director of Transportation Planning, SCAG (Alternate)
  • Auto Club
    Marianne Kim, Prin. Public Policy Analyst, Auto Club (Representative)
    Hamid Bahadori, Principal Traffic Engineer, Auto Club (Alternate)
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian
    Cesar Hernandez, Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy, LA County Bicycle Coalition (Representative)
    Romel Pascual, Executive Director, CicLAvia (Alternate)


  • County of Los Angeles
    Mark Pestrella, Director, Public Works (Representative)
    Pat Proano, Deputy Director, Public Works (Alternate)
  • City of Los Angeles
    Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, LADOT (Representative)
    Bridget Smith, Asst. General Manager, LADOT (Alternate)
  • San Gabriel COG
    Mark Christoffells, CEO, Alameda Corridor East (Representative)
    Marisa Creter, Asst. Executive Director (Alternate)
  • San Fernando Valley COG
    John Bwarie, Executive Director (Representative)
    TBD (Alternate)
  • Gateway COG
    Nancy Pfeffer, Executive Director, Gateway Cities COG (Representative)
    Eric Widstrand, Traffic Engineer, Long Beach (Alternate)
  • South Bay COG
    Jacki Bacharach, Executive Director (Representative)
    Steve Lantz, Transportation Director (Alternate)
  • North County COG
    Michael Behen, Spec. Project Manager, Palmdale (Representative)
    Trolis Niebla, City Engineer, Lancaster (Alternate)
  • Westside Cities COG
    Cecilia Estolano, Executive Director (Representative)
    Joanna Hankamer, Senior Planner, West Hollywood (Alternate)
  • Las Virgenes/Malibu COG
    Terry Dipple, Executive Director (Representative)
    Jessica Arden, Dep. City Engineer, Westlake Village (Alternate)
















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