South Bay Cities
Sep 16, 2022 12:20 PM
Jacki Bacharach
South Bay Cities

Jacki Bacharach has been the Executive Director of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments, a joint powers authority of 16 cities and unincorporated county area in the southwest portion of Los Angeles County since 1998.  Her duties include program and project management and grant administration – including oversight responsibility for the South Bay Environmental Services Center, transportation projects promoting slow speed zero emission vehicles and the South Bay’s Measure R and Measure M transportation programs. Special initiatives are as diverse as services for homeless and for seniors, creation of the South Bay Fiber Network, climate action plan implementation strategies and legislative advocacy.  


She is also a member and Immediate Past Chair of the Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission appointed by Supervisor Janice Hahn.



  • Rancho Palos Verdes Mayor and Councilmember for 14 years
  • Los Angeles County Transportation Commissioner (LACTC) for 12 years. (LACTC is the agency that was responsible for transportation planning in Los Angeles until 1993 when Metro was formed). She chaired the Commission’s Planning and Rail Construction Committees and the Commission itself.  She led the committees through the development of the overall rail plan for L.A. County as well as overseeing the construction of the Metro Blue and Green Lines. 
  • Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) Founding Chair - the five-county agency that is operating the Metrolink commuter rail system. 
  • Los Angeles-San Diego Rail Corridor Agency Founding Vice Chair - overseeing and improving L.A.-San Diego Amtrak service. 
  • Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority Charter Board member - dealing with landside access to the Ports of LA and Long Beach. 
  • League of California Cities Transportation and Communications Committee Chair  
  • National Commission on Intermodal Transportation member appointed by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Federico Peña
  • President Clinton’s Transition Team Transportation Cluster Group member  

  In both of the federal positions, she was the only member from California.