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Metrolink Board of Directors to Hold Special Meeting Today

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Metrolink's Board will discuss mainly two matters today at a special meeting at the Woodland Hills Hilton regarding Friday's train crash that killed at least 25 people. They will speak to the Chief Safety Officer for the agency as well as hold a conference with their legal council regarding "anticipated litigation arising out of'" Friday's crash. It is unclear how publicly accessible the meeting will be at the hotel, but there are 15 teleconference locations spread throughout the region, the closest to the crash site being in Encino. A list via Metrolink's Emergency page is below:


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2008 4:00 P.M.

Teleconference Locations

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6630 Mt. Whitney Drive
Buena Park, CA 90620

41140 Avenida Verde
Temecula, CA 92591

5560 Cambridge Street
Montclair, CA 91763

7251 Amethyst Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729

500 W. Temple, Room 869
Los Angeles, CA 90012

25453 Alta Loma
Lake Forest, CA 92630

140 W. Metz Road
Perris, CA 92571

351 Campbell Ave.
Redlands, CA 92373

2030 El Arbolita Drive
Glendale, CA 91208

180 Myrtlewood
Calimesa, CA 92320

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Boulevards Restaurant
38180 Del Webb Blvd.
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Shoreline Yatch Club
386 Shoreline Drive South
Long Beach, CA 90802

4067 Culver Ave.
Baldwin Park, CA 91706

685 Maywood Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92404

16027 Royal Oak Road
Encino, CA 91436

The agenda descriptions are intended to give notice to members of the public of a brief general description of items of business to be transacted or discussed. The posting of the recommended actions does not indicate what action will be taken. The Authority may take any action that it deems to be appropriate on the agenda item and is not limited in any way by the notice of the recommended action.

Southern California Regional Rail Authority Consent Calendar Matters to be approved in one motion unless a Committee Member requests separate action which it deems to be appropriate on the agenda item and is not limited in any way by the notice of the recommended action. The Chairman reserves the right to discuss the items listed on the agenda in any order.

A person with a disability may contact the Committee Secretary's office at (213) 452-0245 or via email at least 24-hours before the scheduled meeting to request receipt of an agenda in an alternative format or to request disability-related accommodations, including auxiliary aids or services, in order to participate in the public meeting. Later requests will be accommodated to the extent feasible.

1. Call to Order

2. Closed Session

(a) THREAT TO PUBLIC PUBLIC SERVICES AND FACIILITIES - Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957) - (Consultation with Metrolink's Chief Safety Officer)

(b) CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL -ANTICIPATED LITIGATION: (Subdivision (b) of Government Code Section 54956.9 : ( multiple potential cases) - Anticipated litigation arising out of the September 12, 2008 collision between a Metrolink train and a Union Pacific freight train on the Ventura County Line, near the city of Chatsworth, CA.

3. Chief Executive Officer's Report
4. Board Member Comments
5. Adjournment

The Board Executive Committee Special meeting, scheduled for September 16, 2008 is CANCELLED