Los Angeles Metro Board Approves $6 Billion Budget with Reduced Service Plan

first_img Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors Thursday approved a “condensed” spending plan of $6 billion for this fiscal year — down from $7.2 billion last fiscal year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The board also approved continuation of a reduced service plan until ridership returns to pre-pandemic levels, though various organizations have opposed keeping the service levels that low.“I know how difficult as members of the board it is to try to steer Metro through a very difficult moment,” Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti said.“To look at this budget, we have to understand, obviously, where we’re at economically. We all know that this is the worst economic moment of our lives collectively … We’ve never experienced this.”Transit services are expected to remain at 81% of pre-COVID levels through at least the rest of the year, with boardings averaging at 55% of capacity.However, people who spoke at the meeting said they need services restored to their levels prior to the pandemic.Members of the Bus Riders Union of Los Angeles said the cuts will continue to affect essential workers, such as medical workers, grocery workers and others.Garcetti said the reduced services are not a cut to the bus and rail lines, but services were reduced to make up some of the lost $1.2 billion in revenue from last fiscal year.The mayor said the board’s action to continue with reduced services also comes with a priority to restore those services as soon as possible.“I want to reassure people that that’s a commonly held value,” Garcetti said. “We will (seek) to increase bus service as we need it.”Garcetti said he’s also hopeful of a short-term solution from the federal government to provide more money to cities and transportation agencies in the near future, which would take some of the sting out of the pandemic’s economic downturn.Los Angeles Councilman Mike Bonin, who sits on the Metro Board, said he had concerns that the buses may be more crowded than the agency thinks because people who need to get to work need to get on the bus.“What I’m experiencing is that we’re not currently running enough service to avoid crowded buses even by our own standards,” Bonin said. “We’re communicating through riders that it’s up to them to avoid the crowded buses and they’re better off waiting.”Bonin said the cordoned areas of the first few rows of the buses to protect drivers from COVID-19 were not taken into consideration in the report for the board regarding capacity. The councilman was the lone dissenting vote on that item related to the budget.The board is expected to receive a report back in 60 days on current service and ridership levels to determine when services could be fully restored or allow more people on Metro vehicles.Some of the highlights to the budget Metro presented were that no full- time employees will be laid off and union workers’ wages will increase up to 4.5% per the collective bargaining agreements.The budget also calls for $7 million in is NextGen buses for service enhancement and $123 million for other bus improvements.For the Gold Line Extension Project, the board approved an additional $100 million for a total of $265 million, which will extend the line from Azuza to Montclair.But the board also considered risks to the budget including future declines in sales tax revenue and the effects the COVID-19 pandemic could bring in the coming months. Costs of materials could also rise faster than inflation during this time, according to the board. Business News 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Motor Accident Compensation : SC To Consider If Retrospective Pay Revision Of Govt Employee After Death Should Be Taken Into Account

first_imgNews UpdatesMotor Accident Compensation : SC To Consider If Retrospective Pay Revision Of Govt Employee After Death Should Be Taken Into Account LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 Jan 2021 7:27 AMShare This – xWhether pay revision applied retrospectively after the date of demise of a Government/public authorities employee is a factor taken into account while computing the monthly emoluments of the deceased for the purpose of determining compensation to him/her? The Supreme Court has issued notice in a special leave petition which raises this issue.The SLP challenges the Kerala High Court judgment…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhether pay revision applied retrospectively after the date of demise of a Government/public authorities employee is a factor taken into account while computing the monthly emoluments of the deceased for the purpose of determining compensation to him/her? The Supreme Court has issued notice in a special leave petition which raises this issue.The SLP challenges the Kerala High Court judgment which held that a subsequent pay revision cannot be considered for fixing income of a victim. To hold thus, the High Court had relied on Oriental Insurance Co. Ltd. v. Jashuden and others [(2008) 4 SCC 162] in which it was observed that only because salary was revised at a later point of time, the same by itself would not have been a factor which could have been taken into consideration for determining the amount of compensation.In this case, the deceased was a Development Officer and had died at the age of 51 year. Consequent to subsequent pay revision effected retrospectively, there was increase in the salary of the deceased. However, the Tribunal did not take into account the said pay revision for the purpose of granting compensation to the claimant. This view was later upheld by the High Court.In appeal, It was contended before the Apex Court bench comprising Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy that the process of revision takes time in Government and public authorities. The petitioner also relied on Rajesh & Ors. v. Rajbir Singh & Ors. – (2013) 9 SCC 54 at 64, para 19 to contend that the subsequent pay revision was taken into account in the said case.”A reading of para 19, however, only shows the computation and does not specifically deal with the proposition. We are thus, of the view that this aspect would required to be considered by a three Judges Bench.”, the bench said while issuing notice.Case: SHYNO M. AYKARA @ SHEELAMMA THOMAS vs. NEW INDIA ASSURANCE COMPANY LTD. [SLP (C) No(s). 15192/2020]Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more