Transportation Advisory Commission Takes Hard Look at Arroyo Verdugo Communities Joint Powers Authority Measure M Public Participation Plan

Published : Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 6:38 AM

Arroyo VerdugoPasadena’s Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC) will be meeting on Thursday, January 25, to consider a recommendation from the Department of Transportation that the Commission serve as the City’s forum for public participation for the future Arroyo Verdugo Communities Joint Powers Authority (AVCJPA) Measure M Public Participation Plan, when such a plan is in place.

Measure M, the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan Ordinance, passed during the November 8, 2016 ballot and set the pace for allowing county residents to actively take part in deciding on any proposed transportation-related project. As a result of Measure M passing, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has requested that each sub-region develop a method by which input could be sought from the public on any proposed projects.

No projects are under consideration at this time, and no Public Participation Plan has been written. The item for consideration during Thursday’s meeting is only to prepare the Transportation Advisory Commission to receive public input after such a plan has been published, or come up with a method for encouraging wider public participation.

Pasadena is one of six agencies in the Arroyo Verdugo Communities Joint Powers Authority (AVCJPA). A memorandum from Transportation Director Frederick Dock for the TAC meeting said each of the five other agencies that are part of AVCJPA – the cities of Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles County’s 5th District, La Cañada Flintridge, and South Pasadena – are recommending using their own Transportation Commission’s input for the future Public Participation Plan.

Also up for discussion at the TAC meeting is an update on the Arroyo Link Bicycle Path. Pasadena architect and urbanist David Wolf is scheduled to make a presentation about the plan to close the gap between the Los Angeles River Bike Trail and the South Pasadena Bicycle Path through Pasadena.

Later in the meeting, the TAC will receive further reports on transportation-related action by the City’s Design Commission, an update on the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) monitoring, and specific plan updates about Pasadena Transit, the Pasadena Complete Streets project, and a Department of Transportation Strategic Planning report as an Information Only item.

The TAC meets at the Department of Transportation building at 221 E. Walnut Street, Suite 210 in Pasadena.

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