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Report ID: 19-001a   
Type: Consent
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 1/23/2019 Final action: 1/23/2019
Recommended Action: Consider approving the District's Federal and State Legislative Advocacy Programs for 2019.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Att 1.2019 Fed Program, 3. Att 2. 2019 State Program

TO:                                          AC Transit Board of Directors                                          

FROM:                                          Michael A. Hursh, General Manager

SUBJECT:                     2019 Federal and State Legislative Advocacy Programs

                     

ACTION ITEM


RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

 

Title

Consider approving the District’s Federal and State Legislative Advocacy Programs for 2019.

 

Body

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

 

There is no budgetary or fiscal impact associated with this report.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

 

Based on the Board’s discussion on January 9, 2019, staff made no further revisions to the 2019 Federal and State Legislative Advocacy Programs. 

Each year the AC Transit Board of Directors adopts advocacy programs to provide guidance for the District's activities in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento to influence transit legislation, appropriations, and administrative matters at the State and Federal levels. The attached programs for 2019 address on-going efforts as well as developing issues for the coming year, including on-demand and automated vehicles. Additionally, there is new language that supports apprenticeship and workforce training programs.

Staff solicited input to develop the attached Federal and State advocacy programs from staff, executives, and members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC). Draft programs were also distributed to advocacy groups and the District's planning and funding partners to solicit feedback. Responses received were considered in developing the attached draft advocacy programs.

 

ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES:

 

This report is being provided to recommend areas of emphasis to guide Federal and State advocacy efforts.

ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS:

 

This report is being provided based on the District's current priorities.

PRIOR RELEVANT BOARD ACTION/POLICIES:

 

Staff Report 19-001: Draft 2019 Federal and State Legislative Advocacy Programs

Staff Report 18-003: 2018 Federal and State Legislative Advocacy Programs

 

ATTACHMENTS:

1.                     2019 Federal Advocacy Program

2.                     2019 State Advocacy Program

 

 

Approved by:

Beverly Greene, Executive Director of External Affairs, Marketing & Communications

 

Reviewed by:

Claudia Burgos, Director of Legislative Affairs & Community Relations

 

Prepared by:

Estee Sepulveda, External Affairs Representative