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File #: 2017-0912   
Type: Policy Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/17/2018 In control: Executive Management Committee
On agenda: 2/14/2018 Final action:
Title: APPROVE Metro's Equity Platform Framework.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Jobs, Long Range Transportation Plan, Measure M, Metro Equity Platform, Partnerships, Policy, Policy Advisory Council
Attachments: 1. Presentation
Related files: 2018-0091
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Meeting_Body
REVISED
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: METRO EQUITY PLATFORM FRAMEWORK

Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE APPROVE METRO EQUITY PLATFORM FRAMEWORK

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
APPROVE Metro's Equity Platform Framework.

Issue
ISSUE
Access to opportunity should be a core objective of public decision making, public investment, and public service - and transportation is an essential lever to enabling that access. Unfortunately, there exists vast disparity among neighborhoods and individuals in Los Angeles County in their ability to see and seize opportunity - be it jobs, housing, education, health, safety or other essential facets of thriving in vibrant, diverse communities. A multi-point equity platform provides a basis for Metro to actively lead and partner in addressing and overcoming those disparities.

Metro staff does not approach the subject of equity lightly or uninformed. The adoption of Measure M included performance metrics that were tied to disadvantaged communities. The major revision to the Long Range Transportation Plan has committed to incorporating equity as a crosscutting issue since its introduction to the Board in February 2017. The Policy Advisory Council has flagged this as a major topic of interest. Most importantly, recent and engaged experience with community members with several projects (i.e., First/Last Mile planning, the Transformative Climate Communities grant for Rail to Rail, and a body of innovative workforce development initiatives) all underscore both the timeliness and urgency that equity considerations bring to Metro's portfolio. In addition, staff informally reached out to representatives from academia, foundations, advocacy organizations and local government in developing this platform. Their demonstrated experience in research and collective action, and their candid feedback on challenges and opportunities in the equity space were invaluable.

Discussion
DISCUSSION
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