MTC Recruits for New Policy Advisory Council Term
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is recruiting 27 individuals for the next term of its Policy Advisory Council, a citizen advisory committee created by the Commission in November 2009. The mission of the Council is to advise MTC on transportation policies in the San Francisco Bay Area, incorporating diverse perspectives relating to the environment, the economy and social equity.
The Policy Advisory Council will be asked to advise MTC on a range of dynamic topics including regional planning efforts linking transportation, housing and land use plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; public transit service productivity improvements; cost-effectiveness measures for the region’s transportation system; and strategies to secure new revenues for transportation in the Bay Area, among other items.
Membership Appointments and Structure
Membership of the Policy Advisory Council is structured around interests related to the economy, the environment and social equity. In the areas of economy and the environment, a total of nine members will be appointed, with four members representing economic interests and four bringing an environmental perspective; the ninth member will be selected from either category. In addition, five of the nine must be from each of the five most populous Bay Area counties – Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara. The environment and economy representatives are considered at-large seats, and appointment recommendations are made by the MTC Chair and Vice Chair.
In the area of social equity, nine members (one from each county) will represent communities of color and issues affecting low income communities or environmental justice. Of these, four members will represent communities of color and four members will represent environmental justice/low-income issues; the ninth member will be selected from either category.
Also in the area of social equity, nine members (one from each county) will represent issues related to transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities. Four members will represent seniors and four members will represent people with disabilities; the ninth member will be selected from either category. Equity representatives for each county will be recommended by Commissioners in that county.
Applicants should be willing and able to serve for the next four-year term, beginning in September 2013 and continuing through July 2017. Appointees should maintain an ongoing engagement with organizations and individuals from the categories and communities they represent. Council members are expected to attend committee meetings regularly (currently held on the second Wednesday of the month in the afternoon at MTC's offices in Oakland). Advisors will be eligible for a stipend to cover costs of meeting attendance. All meetings are audio cast on the MTC web site and are open to the public.
Applications for the Policy Advisory Council were accepted through May 17, 2013. MTC Commissioners are scheduled to recommend selections in late May/early June, and the full Commission is slated to appoint the new panel at its June 26, 2013 meeting. The new Council will hold an orientation in August and is expected to hold its first meeting in September 2013.
For more information, contact the MTC Public Information Office at 510.817.5757 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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