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File #: 2018-0439   
Type: Program Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/29/2018 In control: Executive Management Committee
On agenda: 1/17/2019 Final action:
Title: ADOPT: A. the proposed 2019 Federal Legislative Program as outlined in Attachment A; and B. the proposed 2019 State Legislative Program as outlined in Attachment B.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: "Hot Spots" Program, Assembly Bill 1205, Authorization, California State Transportation Agency, California Transportation Commission, Currency, Federal Transit Administration, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, Full Funding Grant Agreement, Gold Line Foothill Extension 2B, Grant Aid, I-5, I-605, Interchanges, Light rail transit, Long Range Transportation Plan, Measure M, Measure R, Metro Gold Line, Metro Orange Line, Metro Purple Line, Metro Rail D Line, Metro Vision 2028 Plan, Metrolink, Outreach, Plan, Policy, Program, Project, Project delivery, Proposition A, Public private partnerships, Santa Clarita, Senate Bill 1, South Bay Metro C Line Extension, Southern California Highways, Torrance, Transportation policy, Twenty-eight by '28 Initiative, United States Department Of Transportation, Westside Subway Extension/Purple Line Extension Phase 1, Westside Subway Extension/Purple Line Extension Phase 2, Westside Subway Extension/Purple Line Extension Phase 3, Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Master Plan, Zero Emissions
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - 2019 Federal Legislative Program Goals FINAL, 2. Attachment B - 2019 State Legislative Program Goals FINAL
Related files: 2019-0035
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REVISED
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
JANUARY 17, 2019

Subject
SUBJECT: 2019 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM

Action
ACTION: APPROVE STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
ADOPT:

A. the proposed 2019 Federal Legislative Program as outlined in Attachment A; and

B. the proposed 2019 State Legislative Program as outlined in Attachment B.

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. This year's program is presented in a different format. Based on the direction of the Vision 2028 Strategic Plan we are presenting a Five Year Strategic Legislative Program in addition to our annual goals and objectives. The Five-Year plan lays out general themes as identified in the CEO's Five Point Plan for the agency and will provide the broad policy framework through which our advocacy should be guided. We have incorporated specific activities related to the longer term plan into the goals and activities for next year. We will continue to work with the implementing departments within Metro to develop the broader objectives and will bring to the Board authorization to pursue additional specific measures as they become sufficiently developed and ready for pursuit through legislative processes.
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 co...

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