March 23, 2021
|For more information contact:
Gloria Ohland, Move LA
Marisa Garcia, Move LA
WHAT: MOVE LA WILL HONOR METRO CEO PHIL WASHINGTON AND MEN AND WOMEN LEADERS WHO HAVE BEEN KEY TO LA COUNTY’S SUCCESS OVER THE PAST DECADE
WHEN: THURSDAY MARCH 25 5:30PM
WHO: Metro CEO Phil Washington
- Skanska Executive Vice President Mike Aparicio, and
- former Metro Boardmember and Duarte Mayor John Fasana
- former Metro Boardmember and current Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia
- LA County Business Federation CEO Tracy Hernandez
- LA Business Council President Mary Leslie
- Laborers Local 300 Business Manager Sergio Rascon
Move LA is honoring seven key allies who played on instrumental role onMeasures R (2008) and Measure M (2026)—which together are raising more than $120 billion for transit construction and operations in LA County, giving Metro the opportunity and responsibility for planning, developing, and eventually operating the most ambitious transit system in the U.S.—and who have worked hard to to keep the trains and buses moving and to keep riders and transit operators safe under incredible duress the COVID pandemic.
These leaders have also supported our work on Measure H (2017) to address the needs of people in Los Angeles County who are homeless and our work onNo on Prop 6, to save an important transportation funding source—Senate Bill 1—that will invest $54 billion over a decade to repair California roads and bridges and to operate our transit systems safely.
After a decade of accomplishments, Move LA is recognizing the leaders who helped LA County get it done and to celebrate their achievements. Metro CEO Phil Washington – who is leaving Metro in May-brought bold ideas and strong leadership to LA Metro for the past seven years. LA County Business Federation CEO Tracy Hernandez founded and leads a 450,000 member strong organization ready to buck traditional convention. Mayor Robert Garcia whose leadership on transportation infrastructure and COVID response in his City of Long Beach has led the way for the region. John Fasana, the longest serving member of the Metro Board and former chair (twice), and the driving force behind getting the L Line (Gold) built to Pasadena in 2003 and then extended to Azusa in 2016. Mike Aparicio, Executive Vice President at Skanska and lead on the Los Angeles Metro Gold Line Projects and the Expo Line Phase 2 project. Mary Leslie, President of the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC), a nonprofit advocacy and education organization dedicated to serving L.A.’s business community while strengthening public policy in the region. Sergio Rascon, Business Manager of Laborers Local 300, one of LA’s largest unions.
PLEASE EMAIL ELI@MOVELA.ORG IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND.