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File #: 2020-0501   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Passed
File created: 7/23/2020 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 5/26/2022 Final action: 5/26/2022
Title: APPROVE guidelines for the use of the Subregional Equity Program funds (Attachment A).
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Board approved a Motion, City of Los Angeles, Council Of Governments, Guidelines, Long Range Transportation Plan, Measure M, Motion / Motion Response, Plan, Program, Project, Ridesourcing
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Proposed Subregional Equity Program Guidelines, 2. Attachment B - Motion 38.1
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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
MAY 19, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: SUBREGIONAL EQUITY PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
APPROVE guidelines for the use of the Subregional Equity Program funds (Attachment A).

Issue
ISSUE

Board Motion 38.1 from May 2020 (Attachment B) requests "Standard and explicit criteria for how and when a subregion's SEP allocation may be accelerated to meet their needs". In response, this item proposes newly created guidelines for the Subregional Equity Program (SEP) that identify how the funds can be accelerated, as well as detail on the future administration of this Measure M Multi-year Subregional Program (MSP).

Background
BACKGROUND

The SEP is included in row 68 of the Measure M Expenditure Plan. The source of funding for the SEP is not specified in the Expenditure Plan, and the SEP is eligible for funding of Measure M "Systemwide Connectivity Projects" (i.e., projects related to regional facilities). The total spending available for the SEP is equal to $1,196 million from FY 2018 to FY 2057.

The SEP was added to the Expenditure Plan in June 2016 after all other MSPs were included and funded in the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) financial forecast. Because the SEP was allocated planned funding after all other Measure M projects and programs, there was no available funding for the SEP until FY 2043, and this is how SEP funds are programmed in the 2020 LRTP.

In four prior instances, Metro recommended SEP funds be accelerated for use prior to FY 2043. This was done to address cost overruns on Foothill 2B in July 2019, Crenshaw/LAX in May 2020, Eastside Access Improvements Project in March 2021, and Westside Purple Line Extension Section 1 in May 2021, all subject to approval from the respective subregions. Not all subregions have approved their SEP for these recommendations (Board motion 48 from June 2021 henceforth eliminates SEP from consideration t...

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