City Staff and representatives from the Orange County Transportation Authority & Southern California Association of Governments will be available to discuss issues and concerns related to the Station District, which is in Ward 2, which Council Member Martinez represents.
Photo: From left to right: Jerry Amante, OCTA Chairman of the Board of Directors; Nadia Villafana, Field Representative for Assemblyman Jose Solorio; Senator Bob Haff ( Diamond Bar); Senator Lou Correa (Orange County); and Will Kempton OCTA Chief Executive Officer
For Immediate Release: March 22, 2010
Contact: Tammy Tran (714) 558-4400
SANTA ANA – Senator Lou Correa, Senator Bob Huff, and Assemblyman Jose Solorio were recognized today for their work on protecting $102 million in transportation funding for the county by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors. Senator Correa was a key advocate for Assembly Bill (AB) X8-11 signed by the Governor on March 8, 2010, to allow local agencies flexibility to use local funds for a project approved for funding by Proposition 116.
Jerry Amante, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Will Kempton, Chief Executive Officer, presented the resolution in honor of Senator Correa’s time, effort, and dedication in steering AB X8-11 through a difficult special session, achieving broad consensus and defusing opposition.
“And I have a lot sleepless nights over the prospect that a large chunk of money was hanging out there during this time of difficult budget decisions in Sacramento,” said Kempton. Continue reading
For Immediate Release: February 22, 2010
For More Information Contact:
Carol Chamberlain – Office: (916) 319-2069
Cell: (916) 804-5355
Solorio-Backed Bill Will Create 6,000 New Orange County Transportation Jobs
Bill Passes Legislature and Awaits Governor’s Signature
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Legislature passed Solorio-sponsored legislation (AB 11 X8) that allows the California Transportation Commission to sign $410 million in agreements with local transportation agencies allowing them to seek state reimbursement later for projects they jumpstart today. The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) asked Assemblyman Solorio to work on the bill in the Assembly while senators Bob Huff and Lou Correa advocated for AB 11 X8 in the Senate. The bill passed with broad, bipartisan support. Continue reading