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Report ID: 20-011   
Type: Regular - External Affairs
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 1/22/2020 Final action: 1/22/2020
Recommended Action: Consider approving the District's Federal and State Legislative Advocacy Programs for 2020.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Att.1. 2020 Federal Leg Program, 3. Att.2. 2020 State Leg Program, 4. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Adoption of State and Federal Legislative Advocacy Programs



Consider approving the District's Federal and State Legislative Advocacy Programs for 2020.


Goal - Strong Public and Policymaker Support
Initiative - Financial Efficiency and Revenue Maximization

The annual state and federal advocacy programs help the District track state, regional and federal legislation to ensure alignment with the District's Strategic Plan and the specific goal of having strong public and policymaker support. Policy decisions at all levels of government can positively or negatively affect District operations and as such are important to track and influence as needed.


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


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 2020 address on-going efforts as well as developing issues for the coming year, including on-demand and automated vehicles.

Staff solicited input to develop the attached Federal and State advocacy programs from staff and executives. The draft program was presented to the Board of Directors on January 8th and to the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) on January 14th. Draft programs were also distributed to advocacy groups and the District's planning and funding partners to solicit feedback. The attached programs incorporate feedback received to date and feedback from the January 8th meeting of the Board of Directors. The edits in the attachments to this report reflect the changes requested at the January 8th Board meeting and those requested at the Janu...

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