The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (Foothill Gold Line) is governed by a nine-member board of directors. Five members are voting members, while four are non-voting. Each member is appointed by a city or other government entity, as directed in the legislation that created the agency, SB1847. Click here for meeting schedules, agendas and location details.

In addition, cities from South Pasadena to Ontario are represented on two advisory boards to the Construction Authority – the Joint Powers Authority (comprised of elected official representatives appointed by each city) and Technical Advisory Committee (comprised of city managers or their staff appointees).

Board Member Compensation

Per the Construction Authority’s Administrative Code, “Each Board Member shall be compensated at the rate of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150) for any day attending to the business of the Authority, but not to exceed six hundred dollars ($600) in any month.”

Doug Chair
Doug Tessitor

Appointee, City of Pasadena

Mr. Tessitor currently serves as the Appointee from the City of Pasadena.

Sam_P Vice Chair
Sam Pedroza

Appointee, San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG)

Mr. Pedroza currently serves as a Council Member in the City of Claremont.

Member
Melchor A. Ilomin

Alternate Appointee, City of Los Angeles

Mr. Ilomin currently serves as Policy Deputy for City of Los Angeles Councilman Gil Cedillo.

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Paul S. Leon

Appointee, City of South Pasadena

Mr. Leon currently serves as Mayor in the City of Ontario.

JohnF._ Member
John Fasana

Appointee, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transporation Authority

Mr. Fasana currently serves as Mayor in the City of Duarte.

GeneMasuda Member, Non-Voting
Gene Masuda

Appointee, City of Pasadena

Mr. Masuda currently serves as a Council Member in the City of Pasadena.

Member, Non-Voting

Gubernatorial Appointee

The Governor of California appoints a non-voting member.

Dan_Evans Member, Non-Voting
Daniel M. Evans

Appointee, City of South Pasadena

Mr. Evans is an attorney and professor of international business and marketing.

Alan_D_Wapner_headshot_-_Cropped Member, Non-Voting
Alan D. Wapner

Appointee, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA)

Mr. Wapner currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem in the City of Ontario.

For questions about the Construction Authority Board of Directors and meetings, contact the Clerk of the Board,Chris Lowe, 626-305-7002.

Joint Powers Authority

Technical Advisory Committee