Wednesday June 06, 2012
Metro's San Gabriel Valley Service Council, which holds monthly meetings and public hearings on Metro service provided throughout the San Gabriel Valley, will hold their Monday, June 11 meeting at a special location. The meeting will begin at 5 pm at the East Los Angeles Public Library, located at 4837 E. Third Street.
This meeting will include a presentation on Metro service in East Los Angeles and the surrounding communities, offer attendees an opportunity to provide suggestions and comments on Metro service, and will also feature a presentation on Metro's recently adopted Construction Careers Policy (CCP).
The CCP encourages construction employment and training opportunities for those residing in economically disadvantaged areas on Metro construction projects. The presentation at the East LA Library meeting will provide more details about this new policy.
Metro Service Councils review and take action on staff recommendations for Metro bus service modifications, receive public input on Metro service, conduct public hearings, evaluate Metro bus programs, and make policy recommendations to the Metro Board about service in the area they represent.
The San Gabriel Valley Service Council was formed in 2003, and is comprised of elected officials and transit users interested in improving Metro service in the San Gabriel Valley. They meet on the second Monday of each month at 5 pm. There regular meeting location is at the El Monte City Hall East, located at 11333 Valley Blvd.
Jon Hillmer, Metro's Director of Service Councils, is pleased to hold the meeting in East Los Angeles. "We encourage the public to attend this special meeting and give us their opinions about bus service in East LA and neighboring cities," said Hillmer. "We are specifically looking for public comment and suggestions on how we can improve service."
For specific Metro route and schedule information visit Metro's Web site at www.metro.net and use Metro's trip planner or call 323.GO.METRO (323/466.3876). For more information about Metro's Service Councils, visit their website http://www.metro.net/about/local-service-councils/. For more information on the Construction Careers Policy, visit http://www.metro.net/about/pla/