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File #: 2015-1534   
Type: Appointment Status: Passed
File created: 9/25/2015 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 10/15/2015 Final action: 10/22/2015
Title: SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) approving nominee for membership on Metro's San Fernando Valley Service Council: Vahid Khorsand, San Fernando Valley Service Council, New Appointment Nominated by: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Term Ending: June 30, 2018
Sponsors: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
Indexes: Appointment, Customer service, Eric Garcetti, Safety and security, San Fernando Valley Service Council, Security, System safety
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - New Appointee Biography and Listing of Qualifications, 2. Attachment B - Appointing Authority Nomination Letter
Meeting_Body
SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
OCTOBER 15, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: MEMBERSHIP ON METRO SERVICE COUNCIL

ACTION: APPROVE NOMINEE FOR APPOINTMENT TO METRO SERVICE COUNCIL

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (3-0) approving nominee for membership on Metro's San Fernando Valley Service Council:

Vahid Khorsand, San Fernando Valley Service Council, New Appointment
Nominated by: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Term Ending: June 30, 2018

Issue
ISSUE

Each Metro Service Council is comprised of nine Representatives that serve a term of three years; terms are staggered so that the terms of three of each Council's nine members expire annually on June 30. Incumbent Representatives can serve additional terms if re-nominated by the nominating authority and confirmed by the Metro Board.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Metro seeks to appoint Service Council members reflective of the demographics of each respective region. The 2010 Census demographics of each of the Service Council regions are as follows:

% Sector Total
Hispanic
White
Asian
Black
Other
Total Pop
SGV
50.0%
19.9%
24.9%
3.3%
2.0%
100.0%
SFV
41.0%
42.0%
10.7%
3.4%
2.9%
100.0%
South Bay
42.5%
23.8%
12.0%
18.3%
3.4%
100.0%
Westside/Central
43.5%
30.7%
13.0%
10.0%
2.8%
100.0%
Gateway Cities
63.9%
16.7%
8.5%
8.6%
2.3%
100.0%
Service Area Total
48.5%
26.8%
14.0%
8.2%
2.6%
100.0%

The individual listed below has been nominated to serve by the seat's appointing authority. If approved by the Board, this appointment will serve a three-year term or the remainder of the seat's three-year term as indicated. A brief listing of qualifications for the new nominee is provided along with the nomination letter from the nominating authority:

A. Vahid Khorsand, San Fernando Valley Service Council, New Appointment
Nominated by: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Term Ending: June 30, 2018

The demographic makeup of the San Fernando Valley Service Council with the appointment of this nominee will consist of two (2) White members, six (6) Hispanic members, and one (1) Asian member as self-identified by the members in terms of racial/ethnic identity. The gender breakdown of the Council will be eight (8) men and one (1) woman.

Determination_Of_Safety_Impact
DETERMINATION OF SAFETY IMPACT

Maintaining the full complement of representatives on each Service Council to represent each service area is important. As each representative is to be a regular user of public transit, and each Council is composed of people from diverse areas and backgrounds, this enables each Council to better understand the needs of transit consumers including the need for safe operation of transit service and safe location of bus stops.

Financial_Impact
FINANCIAL IMPACT

There is no financial impact imparted by approving the recommended action.

Alternatives_Considered
ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

The alternative to approving this appointment would be for this nominee to not be approved for appointment. To do so would result in reduced effectiveness of the Service Council, as it would increase the difficulty of obtaining the quorum necessary to allow the Service Council to formulate and submit their recommendations to the Board. It would also result in the Service Council having less diverse representation of their service area.

Next_Steps
NEXT STEPS

Staff will continue to monitor the major contributors to the quality of bus service from the customer's perspective, and share that information with the Service Councils for use in their work to plan, implement, and improve bus service in their areas and the customer experience using our bus service.

Attachments
ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A - New Appointee Biography and Listing of Qualifications
Attachment B - Appointing Authority Nomination Letter

Prepared_by
Prepared by: Jon Hillmer, Executive Officer of Service Development, Scheduling & Analysis, (213) 922-6972

Reviewed_By
Reviewed by: James T. Gallagher, Chief Operations Officer, (213) 922-4424






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