Mansoor Threatens Legislation On I-405 Expansion
According to a press release sent out Friday, December 6th - displayed in full below - lame duck Assemblyman Allan Mansoor will announce at 8:30 this morning at the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Headquarters in Orange that he plans to introduce legislation that will forbid the implementation of toll lanes on the I-405.
This morning the full OCTA board will discuss the recommendation of the subcommittee to move forward with the plan to add 1 lane in each direction instead of the alternatives that would produce two toll lanes from the Santa Ana River to the Los Angeles County Line.
JUST CAMPAIGN RHETORIC
Mansoor is running for the soon-to-be-vacated seat of termed-out Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach and is in for the battle of his political life against Michele Steel. This press conference seems to just be a publicity stunt. While I personally appreciate his effort on this issue, he's a toothless tiger in Sacramento, has an undistinguished legislative record to date and there's no reason to assume this scheme will gain any momentum among his assembly colleagues - particularly since he's not going to be around for long up there.
Here's the full text of the press release. Click on it to enlarge the image.