Metro’s board of directors welcomes Mitchell, Sandoval
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has welcomed two new members to its board of directors.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, 2nd District, and Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval joined the board at its first regular meeting of 2021 on Jan. 28. Mitchell replaces former Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who was elected to the Los Angeles City Council and currently serves the 10th district. Sandoval replaces Duarte Councilman John Fasana, who retired at the end of 2020.
“Metro provides more than just a way to move around our city, it’s a tool for opportunity, a lifeline during our most difficult days and a vehicle for a better quality of life,” Metro Board Chair and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “Directors Fasana and Ridley-Thomas have been instrumental in helping Metro deliver equity, possibility, connection and prosperity to our residents, and I know that incoming directors Mitchell and Sandoval will drive us to realize our promises of lower emissions, less congestion and a more sustainable future for our region.”
The two new members join Garcetti and other current board members, including L.A.County Supervisors Kathryn Barger, Janice Hahn, Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl; L.A. City Councilmen Mike Bonin and Paul Krekorian; Inglewood Mayor James Butts; Los Angeles Mayor-appointee Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker; Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia; Glendale City Council member Ara Najarian; and Caltrans District 7 Director Tony Tavares. For information, visit metro.net.