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File #: 2017-0736   
Type: Program Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/20/2017 In control: Executive Management Committee
On agenda: 1/18/2018 Final action:
Title: ADOPT: A. the proposed 2018 Federal Legislative Program as outlined in Attachment A; B. the proposed 2018 State Legislative Program as outlined in Attachment B; and C. a SUPPORT position on ACA 5 (Frazier) which seeks to protect State transportation revenues.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Artesia, Authorization, California State Transportation Agency, California Transportation Commission, Cap-and-Trade, Currency, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, Long Range Transportation Plan, Measure M, Measure R, Pilot studies, Plan, Policy, Program, Public private partnerships, Senate Bill 1, United States Department Of Transportation
Attachments: 1. ATTACHMENT A - Revised Federal Legislative Program, 2. ATTACHMENT B - Revised State Legislative Program, 3. ATTACHMENT C - ACA 5 (FRAZIER) LANG
Related files: 2018-0015
Meeting_Body
REVISED
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
JANUARY 18, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: 2018 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM

Action
ACTION: APPROVE STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
ADOPT:

A. the proposed 2018 Federal Legislative Program as outlined in Attachment A;

B. the proposed 2018 State Legislative Program as outlined in Attachment B; and

C. a SUPPORT position on ACA 5 (Frazier) which seeks to protect State transportation revenues.

Issue
ISSUE

The Board of Directors adopts, on an annual basis, a legislative program for the upcoming state legislative and federal congressional sessions, which provides guidance to staff on legislative issues and policy as a means of advancing and protecting Metro's authority and the transportation interests of Los Angeles County.
In addition, recently enacted ACA 5 (Frazier) will be placed on the June 2018 ballot for voter approval. This measure seeks to protect state transportation revenues enacted under Senate Bill 1.
Discussion
DISCUSSION
Policy Implications

The role of the legislative program is to clearly define Metro's goals and objectives by securing necessary legislative authority, program funding and regulatory actions needed at the state and federal levels. The program provides policy direction to our advocacy activities in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. To achieve these important goals, Government Relations staff will implement a legislative strategy of consensus building and coordination with transportation stakeholders throughout Los Angeles County, the State of California and with Federal officials.

Federal Recap

In 2017, the agency continued to pursue our Board approved federal legislative priorities in Washington, D.C. Federal transportation programs continued to be administered under the latest surface transportation authorization bill, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), which was signed into law on December 4, 2015. While the FAST Act is authorized t...

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