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File #: 2017-0051   
Type: Plan Status: Passed
File created: 1/24/2017 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 3/15/2017 Final action: 3/23/2017
Title: APPROVE the release of the draft Measure M Master Guidelines for public review.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Formula Allocation / Local Return, Guidelines, Local Returns, Measure M, Plan, Policy Advisory Council
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Draft Measure M Guidelines.Rev, 2. Attachment B - 20% Transit Operations Process & Working Group, 3. Attachment C - Rev-17% Local Return Process & Working Group, 4. Presentation - Item 8 Draft Measure M Guidelines
Related files: 2017-0212
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3rd REVISION

PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

MARCH 15, 2017

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

MARCH 16, 2017

 

Subject/Action

SUBJECT:                     DRAFT MEASURE M MASTER GUIDELINES

 

ACTION:                     APPROVE THE RELEASE OF THE DRAFT MEASURE M MASTER GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC REVIEW

 

Heading

RECOMMENDATION

 

Title

APPROVE the release of the draft Measure M Master Guidelines for public review.

 

Issue

ISSUE

 

On June 23, 2016, the Metro Board of Directors approved the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan Ordinance (#16-01, titled Measure M), which was subsequently approved by more than 71% of voters at the November 8, 2016 general election. 

 

At the December 1, 2016 Metro Board Meeting, Chief Executive Officer Phillip Washington presented an overview on development of the Measure M Ordinance Guidelines, where he indicated that draft Master Guidelines would be developed internally by Metro staff, for subsequent review and comment by the public. The target date for Board adoption of final Measure M Guidelines is the June 2017 Board meeting, in advance of the initiation of the additional sales tax revenue collection on July 1, 2107 2017.

 

Discussion

DISCUSSION

 

The Guidelines must address all aspects of administering and overseeing Measure M.  For a comprehensive and balanced approach, staff prepared a Master guidance document that will provide direction for all elements of Measure M.  Primary elements include: Administration and Oversight; Audits; Assessments and Amendments; Cashflow; Transit Operations and Other Designated Operational Funding; Multi-year Subregional Programs; Local Return; and State of Good Repair.  (Attachment A).

Please note the following three major themes integrated throughout, that deserve special attention.

 

                     Timely Use of Funds/Project Readiness: It is imperative that Metro exercise fiduciary responsibility at the outset of implementing Measure M.  Our core objective is to allocate funds that will be put to use to benefit the people of Los Angeles County as soon as possible.

 

                     Cashflow: In line with the timely use of funds is the recognition that needs must be optimally aligned with revenue availability.  Therefore, a cashflow approach is the foundation of Measure M resource management.  Included within the cashflow area are the following topics -

Ø                     Acceleration

Ø                     Debt Policy

Ø                     Contingency

Ø                     3% Local Contribution

 

                     Multi-Year Subregional Programs  and the Related Toolbox: There will be significant attention directed to the role and contribution of our local partners.  We seek to balance flexibility with the overarching timely use of funds and cashflow provisions as they apply to the Multi-Year Subregional Programs. 

 

PROCESS

 

To gather countywide input, OMB staff convened two Measure M Working Groups in January. The Transit Operations Working Group included representatives from transit operators countywide, while the Local Return Working Group included representatives from small and large Los Angeles County jurisdictions across the region. Other sections of the draft were created by Metro staff and circulated through the internal review process within Metro, and key funding recipients as appropriate.  A summary of the guideline development process for the indicated Guidelines sections is also attached as follows: 

Attachment B - 20% Transit Operations Process & Working Group; and

Attachment C - 17% Local Return Process & Working Group.

 

Determination_Of_Safety_Impact

DETERMINATION OF SAFETY IMPACT

 

The proposed approval will not have any adverse safety impacts on employees and patrons.

 

Financial_Impact

FINANCIAL IMPACT

 

Impact to Budget

 

Approving the staff recommendations will have no impact on the FY 2017 Budget.

 

Alternatives_Considered

ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

 

The Measure M ordinance requests specific guidelines, as indicated in this report.  Staff believes that a master guidance document will streamline and expedite delivery of Measure M projects and programs, especially if implemented prior to the effective date of the Measure M Ordinance, which will begin collection on July 1, 2017.  The alternative considered was to create guidelines only for elements specifically mandated in the Ordinance.  Staff selected the master guidance framework in order to provide a more comprehensive approach. 

 

Next_Steps

NEXT STEPS

 

If approved by the Board, the Draft Measure M Guidelines will be released for public review.  The Guidelines will be posted on the Metro website on April 1, 2017, and there will be a place at the same location for people to submit comments.  During April-May 2017, the Measure M Master Guidelines document will be discussed by the Policy Advisory Council, and staff will conduct additional outreach.  Following public input and comment, a final guidelines document will be present to the Board in June 2017 for adoption.

 

Attachments

ATTACHMENTS

 

Attachment A - Draft Measure M Master Guidelines

Attachment B - 20% Transit Operations Process & Working Group

Attachment C - 17% Local Return Process & Working Group

 

Prepared_by

Prepared by:                      Kalieh Honish, DEO, Countywide Planning & Development, (213) 922-7109

 

                                                               Office of Management and Budget Staff

Reviewed_By

Reviewed by:                      Therese W. McMillan, Chief Planning Officer, (213) 922-7077

                                                               Nalini Ahuja, Chief Financial Officer, (213) 922-3088

                                                               Stephanie Wiggins, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, (213) 922-1023

                                                               Phillip A. Washington, Chief Executive Officer, (213) 922-7555