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File #: 2022-0726   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 10/11/2022 In control: Executive Management Committee
On agenda: 11/17/2022 Final action: 12/1/2022
Title: CONSIDER: A. RECEIVING the State and Federal Legislative Report; B. ADOPTING the proposed 2023 Federal Legislative Program as outlined in Attachment A; and C. ADOPTING the proposed 2023 State Legislative Program as outlined in Attachment B.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Accounting, Authorization, Bids, Budget, Budgeting, California State Transportation Agency, California Transportation Commission, Call For Projects, Cap-and-Trade, Capital Project, Carson, Currency, Formula Funds, Grant Aid, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, Guidelines, High speed rail, Informational Report, Jobs, Long range planning, Long Range Transportation Plan, Metro Equity Platform, Metro Vision 2028 Plan, Pasadena, Plan, Procurement, Program, Project delivery, Rail transit, Section 5307, Small Business Enterprise, Strategic planning, Transit buses, Transit Pass, Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Master Plan, Zero Emissions
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - 2023 Federal Legislative Program, 2. Attachment B - 2023 State Legislative Program
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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 17, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: 2023 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM

Action
ACTION: APPROVE STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. RECEIVING the State and Federal Legislative Report;

B. ADOPTING the proposed 2023 Federal Legislative Program as outlined in Attachment A; and

C. ADOPTING the proposed 2023 State Legislative Program as outlined in Attachment B.

Issue
ISSUE

On an annual basis, the Board of Directors adopts a legislative program for the upcoming state legislative and federal congressional sessions, which guides staff on legislative issues and policy as a means of advancing and protecting Metro's authority and the transportation interests of Los Angeles County. Pursuant to the goals outlined in the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Equity Platform, and other board directives, we will continue to evaluate and consider long-term strategic advocacy and legislative goals for the agency as outlined in the plan. We will continue to work with the implementing departments within Metro to develop the broader objectives. We will bring to the Board authorization to pursue additional specific measures as they become sufficiently developed and ready for pursuit through legislative processes.

Background
BACKGROUND

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, DC. To achieve these important goals, Government Relations staff will implement a long-term legislative strategy of consensus building and coordination with transportation stakeholders throughout Los Angeles County, the State of California, and Federal officials. The Legislative Program directs staff to monitor and engage in several legislative and advocacy efforts. ...

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