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Report ID: 21-541   
Type: Consent
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 11/10/2021 Final action:
Recommended Action: Consider adopting the District's 2022 Federal and State Legislative Programs.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Att. 1 - FINAL DRAFT 2022 State Advocacy, 3. Att. 2 - FINAL DRAFT 2022 Federal Advocacy
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: 2022 Federal and State Legislative Programs.

ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

Title
Consider adopting the District's 2022 Federal and State Legislative Programs.
Body

STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

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

The annual federal and state 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.

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

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

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

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 draft programs for 2022 address on-going efforts as well as developing issues for the coming year.

Staff solicited input to develop the attached federal and state advocacy programs from staff and executives. The draft programs were presented to the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) on September 14, 2021. Draft programs were also distributed to advocacy groups and the District's planning and funding partners to solicit feedback.

This year's advocacy programs have been streamlined and reformatted to better reflect the District's strategic priorities. For example, redundant entries have been consolidated and examples of specific programs and/or codes have been eliminated in favor of language that captures broad concepts. Additionally, key dates on the federal and state legislative calendars ...

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