OCBC Infrastructure Committee Meeting Recap – 9.15.15
The September 15, 2015 OCBC Infrastructure Committee meeting featured The Honorable Jeff Lalloway, City of Irvine Mayor Pro-Tem and Chairman, Orange County Transportation Authority. Lalloway briefed the committee on the 10-year review of Measure M2, which has helped transform Orange County into an economically vibrant community as the measure was responsible for more than $4 billion in transportation improvements. Measure M2 passed with 70 percent of voter approval and allots 25 percent of funding accrued to transit; 43 percent to freeways; and 32 percent to streets. The M2 10-Year-Review’s purpose was to identify any changes to local, state and federal transportation plans and policies; identify changes in revenue projections and project cost estimates; right-of-way constraints and other project constraints; progress of OCTA and jurisdictions in implementing the Plan; and the level of public support for the plan. Some issues found through the review range from state policies pointing in a new direction relating to financial, operational, legislative, and institutional changes. People interested in sharing their thoughts with OCTA about Measure M are encouraged to submit them HERE. CLICK HERE for a copy of the presentation. CLICK HERE for a copy of additional meeting materials.
The committee also discussed the importance of Gov. Brown signing the comprehensive transportation package AB 194. The bill is instrumental in advancing necessary toll-road policies. Committee members were urged to contact the governor to urge him to sign AB 194. CLICK HERE to join OCBC’s voice and sign on to an automatically generated letter that will go directly to Governor Brown.
CLICK HERE for the meeting agenda.