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File #: 2017-0564   
Type: Appointment Status: Passed
File created: 8/14/2017 In control: Executive Management Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2017 Final action: 9/28/2017
Title: CONSIDER: A. APPOINTING three (3) new business organizations to the Transportation Business Advisory Council; and B. RECEIVING oral update from Transportation Business Advisory Council.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Appointment, Commerce, Disadvantaged business enterprises, Gateway Cities (Southeast LA County) Service Sector, Minorities
Meeting_Body
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
Subject
SUBJECT: TRANSPORTATION BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS
Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. APPOINTING three (3) new business organizations to the Transportation Business Advisory Council; and

B. RECEIVING oral update from Transportation Business Advisory Council.

Issue
ISSUE
The Transportation Business Advisory Council (TBAC) was created in 1992 by Assembly Bill 152 and codified into law as Public Utilities Code Section 130051.19(c). The purpose of TBAC is to advise the Los Angeles County Transportation Authority (Metro) on matters regarding women and minority business enterprises.

Small business organizations interested in becoming members of TBAC must submit applications to the TBAC membership committee. TBAC's membership committee evaluates the applications to determine whether the organization's mission aligns with TBAC's charter. Organizations recommended for TBAC membership are forwarded to Metro's Board of Directors for consideration and appointment. Public Utilities Code Section 130051.19(c) provides that "Members of the council shall be selected by the authority..." The term "authority," although not expressly defined in the statute, has been generally interpreted to mean Metro's Board of Directors. To comply with Section 130051.19(c), Metro's Board of Directors must select or appoint TBAC members.

In addition, TBAC Chair will provide a quarterly update to the Board on their activities.

Discussion
DISCUSSION
On March 24, 2016, Metro's Board of Directors approved sixteen (16) business organizations to TBAC in accordance to Public Utilities Code section 130051.19(c), which created TBAC, and which states the following:
"The authority shall establish a Transportation Business Advisory Council to advise it on matters regarding the disadvantaged business enterprise program to enable the authority to m...

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