Bill to Improve Representation on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board Suspended for this Legislative Session

August 25, 2016

Sacramento – Today, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), issued the following statement regarding SB 1379, legislation introduced to improve representation and governance of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board, also known as Metro, by restructuring its membership:

“I am suspending my efforts this year on SB 1379, which would have improved the governance of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board.

“Even though my bill has broad support of elected officials from cities throughout Los Angeles County, I believe it is in the best interest of all stakeholders that we continue to work toward a bipartisan effort that will benefit every resident in our region.

“My office is working diligently with interested parties, including the Los Angeles Division of the League of Cities, to craft a bill that will improve the make-up and representation on the board.

“My goal continues to be to improve the governance of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority by restructuring its membership so that it represents all of Los Angeles’ diverse citizens and interests. Today, this is not the case, but I remain committed to accomplishing this goal.”

Senator Tony Mendoza, a Los Angeles native and former elementary school teacher in East Los Angeles, represents the 32nd Senate District encompassing portions of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. For more information about Senator Mendoza visit his website or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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