OCTA Board Kicks The Can Down The (Toll) Road
I did not attend the meeting, but Nick Gerda of the Voice of OC provided an excellent report of the proceedings, HERE. And, if you're looking for a report of the event with a little more "spice", try Vern Nelson's take on the meeting in his Orange Juice Blog entry, HERE.
Both of the accounts mention comments by our mayor, Jim Righeimer, and quote other politicians, too. Both are worth a read.
STALLING FOR TIME...
I suspect the members of the OCTA Board who are inclined to vote to move forward with the HOT lane concept may think the December meeting - with holidays, not toll roads, in most of our minds - might make for a "kinder, gentler" meeting at which they could impose their will on us with fewer angry residents there to oppose them. Righeimer as much as promised to "pack the place" on December 9th.
KEEPING THE PRESSURE ON...
So, the beat goes on and representatives of the corridor cities who oppose the HOT lane concept will keep the pressure on the Board. And, we can also participate by going to the Costa Mesa web site, HERE, and write to each of the board members to express your views.