LA Metro official to discuss plans for potential ballot measure at luncheon

LA Metro official to discuss plans for potential ballot measure at luncheon


Pauletta Tonilas July 2015


LA Metro official  To discuss plans At Biz Briefing


Pauletta Tonilas, chief communications officer for Los Angeles Metro, is scheduled to address the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s Tuesday, March 22 at the Hellenic Center in Lancaster.

LA Metro is currently exploring the feasibility of pursuing a new potential ballot measure for the November 2016 election.  The new measure would fund a variety of transportation projects throughout Los Angeles County, including the Antelope Valley.  According to Metro, potential projects include the NW 138 Project and the High Desert Corridor.  The measure would also provide funding for Metrolink, buses and street and highway improvements.

Metro’s Board of Directors instructed that that a proposed ballot measure follow a “bottoms-up” process in which local cities, business groups, town councils and the public are invited to participate. Metro is looking for input on the ballot measure during the coming months with a Board decision in June on whether or not to place the measure on the ballot.

The monthly AVBOT Business Briefing luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program completed at 1 p.m. Luncheon tickets with reservations made prior to close of business on Monday, March 21 are $20 person, or $25 at the door without reservation. Call the Board of Trade at (661) 947-9033, or email

Tonilas has nearly 30 years of experience in all facets of communications. She oversees Metro’s  communications functions including Public Relations; Community Relations; Marketing; Government Relations; and Customer Relations, Programs and Services.

Previously, she worked for the Denver Regional Transportation District as RTD’s Senior Manager of Public Relations and managed public relations, public outreach and media relations for RTD’s general operation and RTD’s FasTracks transit expansion program.

Before her career at RTD, Pauletta served as Public Information Officer for the City of Englewood, Colorado for eight years. Prior to working in Englewood, she was a television news anchor and reporter. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Technical Journalism with a Concentration in Broadcast News at Colorado State University, and is a Denver native.

The luncheon is sponsored by LA Metro.Mlogo_pref_reg


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