Two new members of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors have been sworn in.

L.A. County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval will take their seats on the 14-member board that oversees the transit agency.

“It’s an exciting time to join Metro and a very challenging time for all transit agencies, so I know we’re going to benefit from the extraordinary work you both have done, both in the district that you represented and represent now, Supervisor Mitchell,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “And an incredible city that has been really in the forefront of so much of the work that we’re doing, and now representing the entire region of the San Gabriel Valley, Mayor Sandoval.”

Mitchell replaces former Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who was elected to the L.A. City Council in November.

Mitchell said this was an “opportunity to help guide the future construction and development, where we really can connect every neighborhood in our region in a meaningful way, allowing students and the public in general to use public transportation in a meaningful way.”

Sandoval replaces Duarte Councilman John Fasana, who retired at the end of 2020.

“There’s a lot of work to be done in L.A. County, and I also just want to express my thanks to past board member John Fasana for just being an incredible leader in the San Gabriel Valley in L.A. County,” Sandoval said.

The two new members join Garcetti and current board members: Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger; Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin; Inglewood Mayor James Butts; Los Angeles Mayor-appointee Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker; Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia; Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn; Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian; Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl; Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian; Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis; and Caltrans District 7 Director Tony Tavares.

Each member serves a four-year term on the board, which oversees a budget of more than $6 billion.